Alanis Morissette has been sued by a former nanny who claims the pop singer held her captive for hours on end. According to the Huffington Post on Sept. 30, Bianca Cambeiro sued Morrissette for $100,000.
According to the court papers, Cambeiro alleges that Morissette hired her in August 2011 and a night nanny for her son, Ever. Her shift for the job was 9 p.m. until 9 a.m. In exchange, she received $25 an hour.
She worked this job for 19 months and finally quit in March 2013. She said she was not paid overtime or given any breaks in the 12 hour shift and was not allowed to leave the child's room unless a parent was there or the next nanny arrived.
The Alanis Morissette lawsuit lists physical, mental and emotional injuries and distress, lost wages and benefits, pain and suffering, and health care expenses.
What is unknown is why Cambeiro kept the job for 18 months if she was treated so badly and why she waited so long to do something about it.
She said she worked four 12 hour shifts a week, and sometimes was required to work a full seven-day week, which totals out to an 84 hour week. While she did not receive overtime according to the allegations, that still comes out to be over $2,000 for one week's work.