“American Housewife” star Katy Mixon’s ex-nanny is firing back at the actress in court, following allegations she wore a bikini during work.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the former employee, Laree Hammer, accuses Mixon of being a nightmare.
Hammer calls Mixon’s lawsuit “an attempt to chill HAMMER’s free speech for making complaints of sexual harassment” against her husband, Breaux Greer.
The ex-nanny filed a declaration detailing her employment. She claims the “reality of my job with plaintiffs was very different from that anticipated in the contract, in the number of hours, the amount of control exercised by the plaintiffs over me and the nature of my duties.”
She claims Mixon’s husband was “essentially always at home.” Hammer adds, “I was told when and how much to feed the baby. I was not allowed to feed the baby on demand. MIXON also would only allow me to feed the baby a certain amount of food per feed. Even if the baby was still hungry, she didn’t want her to have any more than that amount. She also didn’t want her to be fed more than every two hours (unless the parents specifically instructed me to - I was not permitted to exercise any of my experience or discretion).”
Further, “Plaintiffs were adamant about when I was to pick up their daughter. They wanted her to sleep until 7:00 a.m. each morning. If she woke earlier, I was instructed not to feed her, but to instead offer her the pacifier, and to turn on her Snoo Bassinet which they said helps soothe her back to sleep.”
She denies allegations she always asked to leave early. Hammer writes, “I was often not allowed to leave at the scheduled time.”
Hammer accuses Mixon of not allowing meal or rest breaks “when working 36 plus hours shifts (I obviously slept in small bits).”
“I had to ask for breaks so that I could get food, because they had no kitchen at the house because there was construction going on. In fact, on one occasions when I brought food to the house I left some in the refrigerator for next day, and Greer threw it all away. He told me I could not leave food in their refrigerator.”
Back in July, Mixon and her husband Breaux Greer sued their former nanny, Laree Hammer.
They hired Hammer, a newborn care specialist, to take care of their daughter Elektra in 2018. The suit claimed 11 months after being fired Hammer came around demanding money.
The actress said Hammer was fired after seeing her being neglectful with her child.
Mixon accused her of having “concocted a series of harassment claims” to try to extort her. She also accused the nanny of wearing inappropriate clothes while working, left early regularly and broke their confidentiality agreement.
The lawsuit is seeking $100,000 in damages for breach of their non-disclosure agreement.
Hammer then filed her own lawsuit against Mixon and Greer, accusing him of sexual harassment.In one instance, Hammer claims Greer asked her, "Don't you ever look at another man and think, 'I want that dick'?"
In her lawsuit, Hammer only makes one sexual harassment claim against Mixon, claiming the ABC star talked about having sex in the pool with Greer and that was where their daughter Electra was conceived.
Hammer is seeking $500,000 in compensatory damages, $150,000 in unpaid wages, and another $150,000 in labor law penalties.
In recent court filings, Mixon has expanded on the allegations against her ex-nanny. She claims the problems included , “(1) making inappropriate comments to us, such as comments about my undergarments, (2) wearing inappropriate attire around our house such as two-piece bikinis, (3) divulging inappropriate information about her own personal problems and family issues, (4) sleeping in areas of the house where she should not have been sleeping, (5) failing to comply within the agreed schedule for her work by repeatedly requesting to leave early, (6) neglecting to pick up trash she left around the house."
Mixon continued, “(7) forgetting to flush her vomit in the toilets of the house nearly five different times, (8) watching television throughout the day, (9) constantly taking personal calls during work hours, (10) showing pictures of the previous child she cared for in violation of her prior non-disclosure agreement, (11) causing problems with other persons providing services to us, (12) lying to us about issues involving the care of Elektra, (13) being combative with us when confronted with problems, (14) failing to follow the feeding schedule for Elektra and not charting feedings, going on personal visits during times she agreed to be at the house, (16) revealing personal information about us, and (17) failing to log information about our baby into an app called “Baby Connect,” even though we asked her to do it multiple times.”
She claims, “We were informed that Laree shared intimate and private details about our lives with others and that she often spoke negatively about our family. We also know that Laree had been sharing our home address because people Laree knew visited Laree and brought food over to our home on more than one occasion.”
Mixn ends, “we decided to fire Laree after we watched video footage on our baby monitor of Laree neglecting Elektra in a mechanical sleep bassinet when Elektra was fully awake for a prolonged period of time. We fired Laree “for cause” on September 2, 2018.
Both cases are ongoing.