Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis’ former nanny, Ericka Geraro has filed a lawsuit against them for wrongful termination. Ericka began working for the pair in 2018. She claims in the lawsuit that Sudeikis had fired her after she requested to take a three-day stress leave, which would have involved ‘radio silence’, according to a report by PageSix.
Ericka Geraro claims she had suffered increased stress and anxiety after the Don’t Worry Darling director moved out of the home that she shared with Sudeikis and their kids resulting in increasing her workload as a nanny as it meant she had to take on more roles in the children’s lives; filling in the role of both parents.
Ericka Geraro laments over how she has developed a heightened level of stress and anxiety as a result of the couple’s breakup which had hit the media. The trio were reported to have commenced group therapy after she realised she had developed a trauma bond with the actor.
However, the couple blasted her for this after she narrated her side of the event in an interview. Ericka Geraro had revealed in the interview that Wilde, 38, wanted her now-ex-boyfriend Harry Styles to believe she and Sudeikis, 47, were over before they had actually broken up. She also claimed the former One Direction crooner had a fling with co-star Florence Pugh before he ultimately got together with Wilde.
In reaction, the couple stated:
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, Her now 18-month-long campaign of harassing us, as well as loved ones, close friends and colleagues, has reached its unfortunate apex. We will continue to focus on raising and protecting our children with the sincere hope that she will now choose to leave our family alone.
Genaro however is demanding punitive damages including loss of earnings, deferred compensation and other employment benefits.