The couple split in 2020.
Jason Sudeikis and his ex-partner Olivia Wilde are being sued by their former nanny – and here’s why.
The nanny alleges that the actors fired her due to issues with her mental health.
Ericka Genaro has revealed that she suffered from “extreme anxiety” after the couple separated in 2020 and she said her anxiety became “debilitating”.
According to court documents filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Genaro alleged that during conversations with Sudeikis, she felt she was under pressure to “ostensibly pick sides” between the former couple.
“Wilde’s sudden absence from the home had an adverse consequence on its emotional state, including Sudeikis leaning on the presence of (Genaro) for support,” the complaint, obtained by the PA news agency, alleged.
“Plaintiff became increasingly anxious and stressed with Sudeikis’ tendency to seemingly require Plaintiff to stay up at night after the kids were put to bed to talk, whereas that dynamic did not occur before Wilde’s absence.
“The subject matter of these late-night conversations with Sudeikis naturally evolved to speaking about Wilde which Plaintiff felt compelled to engage in despite creating extreme anxiety to her as she ostensibly felt she had to ‘pick sides’ between the parents of the children she was ostensibly the primary caretaker.”
It added that her anxiety in the following months continued to “boil up” and had been heavily covered by media amid the couple’s split.
She then later alleged that after telling Sudeikis that she needed three days off on medical leave recommended by a doctor, the actor “terminated her on the spot”.
In a statement in October 2022, Wilde and Sudeikis said: “As parents, it is incredibly upsetting to learn that a former nanny of our two young children would choose to make such false and scurrilous accusations about us publicly.”
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