Adam Sandler wins legal dispute with former nanny
Posted on Aug 09 2014 | IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 9 : Actor Adam Sandler has won a legal dispute against his former nanny Deanne McDonald, who accused him of slavery and criminal activity in 2009.
McDonald, who was awarded USD 80,000 in damages in 2010 after she accused the "50 First Dates" star of treating her like a slave, has been ordered to repay the money she received for breaching their confidentiality agreement, reports contactmusic.com.
The 47-year-old actor's production company HP Productions hired Deanne in 2009, but she successfully took them to court after her employment ended the next year.
She secured USD 48,000 in damages and USD 32,000 for legal fees before agreeing to never speak about the case again.
But last year, McDonald attempted to terminate and rescind the settlement agreement by suing HP and Scott Sandler, Adam's brother who co-runs the company, for more money.
Adam, who has two daughters, Sadie, eight, and Sunny, six, with wife Jackie Sandler, and his company says the new lawsuit violated a clause in the previous settlement, by repudiating it, disclosing confidential information and threatening to sue.
She has been ordered to return the money and restrained from filing another lawsuit, according to the Los Angeles Times.