Cecilia Duncan claims that for nearly two years she worked for R&B superstar Usher as a part-time nanny for his two boys but got stiffed on overtime pay. Now, she is taking her gripe to a court of law, and the miffed nanny is reportedly suing the entertainer for an undisclosed amount, according to the Daily Mail.
Duncan reportedly began working for Usher in December of 2010. She claims that she went the extra mile caring for Usher’s boys, Naviyd, 4, and Usher, 5, by working beyond the 40-hour work week, being both overworked and underpaid.
The nanny says that she addressed the excessive work hours schedule with the 34-year-old crooner on numerous occasions but claims that her gripes fell on deaf ears.
Finally in September of last year, Duncan says Usher fired her without giving her all of the accumulated monies for overtime that she had accrued. Now Duncan is suing her former boss, claiming wrongful termination, failure to pay wages, in addition to other complaints, and is seeking a reported six-figure settlement.
Last year, Usher and ex-wife Tameka Foster had a very heated and public court battle over the custody of their children. The pair flung a number of accusations at each other, with Foster accusing Usher of philandering, being an absentee Dad, and using drugs in front of his children. On the other hand, Usher accused Foster of being unstable, irresponsible, and inattentive toward her brood of four boys, two with other Fathers. In August, Foster lost the nasty parental tug-of-war and Usher was awarded primary custody of his two boys with Foster.
- Daily Mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)