Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis Seek to Dismiss Nanny’s Lawsuit

Exes Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are hoping to dismiss their kids’s former nanny Ericka Genaro’s lawsuit relating to her termination.

“It’s unlucky that this non-public matter continues to play out within the press. Our focus has been and can proceed to be to steadfastly shield our household within the face of harassment of any type,” the Don’t Fear Darling director, 39, and the Ted Lasso star, 47, inform Us Weekly in a joint assertion. “We’re assured that the proof introduced ahead will affirm our place to summarily dismiss this case and convey our household peace.” 

The pair — who break up in November 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic — are planning to file a movement to compel arbitration in Genaro’s case, which they allege was improperly filed in California as a civil go well with as an alternative as a listening to earlier than the American Arbitration Affiliation (AAA) in New York. Wilde and the Saturday Evening Dwell alum additionally wish to dismiss the California case fully in order that each events can convey ahead complaints to the AAA.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
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Us beforehand confirmed in February that Genaro had filed a lawsuit in opposition to the Home alum and Sudeikis — who share son Otis, 9, and daughter Daisy, 6 — for wrongful termination. Genaro had served as Otis and Daisy’s nanny starting in 2019 earlier than she was ultimately let go. Genaro alleged in her unique court docket submitting that she was fired due to the nervousness and despair she allegedly developed because of her employment. 

Genaro had claimed that Wilde “abruptly left” the household residence in 2020, which precipitated an “antagonistic consequence” on Sudeikis’ emotional state. The nanny alleged that Sudeikis had began leaning on her for assist, noting that the Emmy winner had requested her to “keep up at evening” to debate his break up, which she “felt compelled to interact in” although it precipitated her stress. Genaro then revealed the conversations to Wilde, whom she famous appeared sympathetic to her emotions. Sudeikis later instructed Genaro that Wilde had knowledgeable him of their change. 

“[Genaro] was surprised on the abrupt announcement, and her coronary heart sank due to its significance — there was no peace when confiding in Wilde,” Genaro’s attorneys wrote of their February submitting. “Sudeikis then requested [Genaro] ‘do you belief me?’ as half ‘gotcha,’ half risk and half affirmation [Genaro] was on Sudeikis’ facet.”

In response to Wilde and Sudeikis, Genaro had signed an employment contract when she was employed, which famous that she was “obligated” to lift any disputes by means of binding arbitration earlier than the AAA. The previous couple additionally allege that a lot of Genaro’s claims are with out benefit, noting that they “generously paid” her all through her time as the youngsters’ nanny.

Genaro first aired her complaints concerning the pair throughout a bombshell Day by day Mail interview late final yr, earlier than Wilde and the Kansas native fervently denied the claims.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis Seek to Dismiss Former Nanny Wrongful Termination Case 2

Olivia Wilde, Daisy Josephine Sudeikis, Otis Sudeikis and Jason Sudeikis.
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“As dad and mom, it’s extremely upsetting to be taught {that a} former nanny of our two younger kids would select to make up such false and scurrilous accusations about us publicly,” the exes beforehand instructed Us in an October 2022 assertion. “That is the unlucky apex of a now, 18-month-long marketing campaign of harassing us, in addition to our family members, shut pals and colleagues. We’ll proceed to give attention to elevating and defending our youngsters with the honest hope that she is going to now select to go away our household alone.”

Wilde — who break up from her Don’t Fear Darling main man, Harry Kinds, in November 2022 — and Sudeikis have additionally been concerned in a messy custody dispute. The Horrible Bosses actor had publicly served his ex-fiancée with custody paperwork throughout her April 2022 look at CinemaCon. (Sudeikis has since denied deliberately serving Wilde through the skilled outing.)

Amid the courtroom battle, the Booksmart director claimed that she has lined all monetary prices for Otis and Daisy with out Sudeikis’ help, which she alleged despatched her into debt.

“Olivia and Jason shared prices equally and pretty all through their relationship, together with every thing associated to the youngsters,” a supply near the Mom’s Day actor completely instructed Us final month, denying the allegations. “Jason took it upon himself to provoke the proceedings within the first place to make sure that the youngsters could be correctly cared for by each dad and mom based mostly on the court docket deciding what’s honest financially going ahead.”

Later in April, a choose rejected Sudeikis’ petition to maneuver the case from Los Angeles to New York. Since then, the 2 actors have been noticed collectively at a number of of Otis’ weekend soccer video games, oftentimes chatting and hugging within the stands.