Heather Mills nanny sues for sexual discrimination
Heather Mills is said to be distraught after it emerged her former nanny is taking her to a tribunal alleging sex discrimination and intimidation.
Sara Trumble claims she was given duties way beyond her role as childminder to five-year-old Beatrice – Heather’s daughter with ex-husband Sir Paul McCartney – including administering naked spray tans for Mills and arriving to work at 7.30am to blow dry her hair.
The 24-year-old nanny lodged a constructive dismissal complaint with an employment tribunal in Kent last week.
Heather – worth £24 million after her divorce – has rejected an offer to pay an out-of-court settlement to Trumble, and is strenuously denying the claims.
Her spokesman said: ‘Heather is devastated that Sara, who Heather considered a part of her family, should choose to level these accusations at her. This claim will be vigorously defended.’
Sara resigned in September amid claims her job altered when she returned to work from maternity leave.
But a source close to Heather told the Daily Mail: ‘Heather gave Sara an awful lot of things. When Sara resigned, she got a car as a leaving present, for goodness sake. She also paid for her to have private medical treatment.’
Heather, 40, is expected to argue that Trumble was not just a nanny but a housekeeper, and that she treated her to a car and holidays as well as allowing her to work flexitime after she became a mother.
Trumble has so far declined to comment on her case.