Ex-Wilde, Sudeikis Nanny Ties Job Loss to Anxiety, Accommodation Request

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A former nanny for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis filed court papers Tuesday against the pair, alleging Sudeikis fired her in 2022 after she refused under medical advice to talk to him in order to deal with her stress over the actors' breakup.

Plaintiff Ericka Genaro alleges in the still unofficial Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit that her anxiety became great after Wilde moved out of the home that she shared with Sudeikis and their two children because it dramatically increased her caretaker role in the children's lives.

Genaro also alleges discrimination and failure to accommodate and engage in the interactive process. She seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages from the pair. Representatives for Wilde, 38, and Sudeikis, 47, could not be immediately reached for comment.

Genaro, hired in 2018 and employed through a third-party management company, says she and the actors entered group therapy and that the therapist referred the plaintiff to an osteopath who suggested she have temporary "radio silence" from everyone. The therapist told Sudeikis about the osteopath's recommendation to Genaro, according to the plaintiff's court papers.

"In other words, plaintiff needed a three-day medical leave of absence because of her mental health --- aka a stress leave," the court papers state.

When Genaro objected after Sudeikis demanded to talk to her not long after the osteopath's recommendation, he fired her, according to Genaro's court papers. Genaro further states she received no subsequent support from Wilde, who Genaro also alleges betrayed a confidence by revealing to Sudeikis what the plaintiff had revealed to the actress about her anxiety regarding the couple's breakup.

Genaro believes she lost her job because of her anxiety and depression and for seeking leave to deal with both, her court papers state.

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