Home

About
- About Us
- Community Guidelines

Advertising on BOR
- Advertise on BOR

Advertisements


We're Counting On You.

Burnt Orange Report is redeveloping our website for the first time in almost a decade.

We're counting on your support to continue providing you free and frequent coverage of progressive issues that matter to Texans.

Help us build a website that is as great as the content we publish on it.



Nanny, Nanny, Ben-Ben


by: Karl-Thomas Musselman

Mon Feb 06, 2006 at 06:05 PM CST


First reported by In the Pink and then picked up by PinkDome, we have an interesting report on a lawsuit filed against HD-48 Republican candidate Ben Bentzin by his former nanny.

PinkDome got a copy of the suit filed in Travis County District Court. It was dated March 15, 2005: 1:35 p.m.

But here are some of the good parts in the suit.

"Defendants take between five and seven weeks of vacation each year." ...

Count Two: Defamation. Love this one. Since the nanny was out looking for another job Joanie (Bentzin) (allegedly) told prospective employers that the nanny she employed for three years was a deadbeat. So, if you keep a deadbeat in your employ for three years which party is more of a deadbeat? The party of the first part or...Ben Bentzin.

Count Three: Boring..

Count Four: Intention Infliction of Emotional Distress. This is the one where Joan demanded the pregnant nanny power wash the home and clean their boat. ...

Count Five: Conspiracy Among the Defendants. Dum-dum-dum!

In the Pink picks up on that last point as well.

The nanny says that she routinely worked more than 40 hours per week but wasn’t compensated for overtime, to the tune of $13K. (Honey, I haven’t been compensated for a year.) Also, Joanie demanded that the nanny, while pregnant, power wash their 10,000 square foot home and clean their boat. POWER WASH their home? This alone would cause me severe emotional distress.

And don't forget that Bentzin tried to hide until the last minute some quarter of a million in donations, which generated suits from the Howard campaign and the Libertarian Party.

Does the new header button in support of Donna Howard look ok to everyone?  Feel free to use the image on your own blogs, I'll be keeping it up there just through the special election.

ADVERTISEMENT


Copyright Burnt Orange Report, all rights reserved.
Do not republish without express written permission.


Tags: , , , , (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email

Amazon Referrals
Buying Back-to-School Books?

Use BOR's Amazon Referral and we'll receive a share of your purchase, at no cost to you!




Click here to shop.



Connect With BOR
    

2014 Texas Elections
Follow BOR for who's in, who's out, and who's up.

Candidate Tracker:
-- Statewide Races
-- Congressional Races
-- State Senate Races
-- State Rep. Races
-- SBOE Races
-- Austin City Council

Click here for all 2014 Elections coverage

Menu

Make a New Account

Username:

Password:



Forget your username or password?


Texas Blue Pages

Texas Blue Pages
A career network for progressives.

Advertisement

Shared On Facebook

Burnt Orange Reporters
Editor and Publisher:
Katherine Haenschen

Senior Staff Writers:
Genevieve Cato
Joe Deshotel
Ben Sherman

Staff Writers:
Omar Araiza
Emily Cadik
Phillip Martin
Natalie San Luis
Katie Singh
Joseph Vogas

Founder:
Byron LaMasters

Blogger Emeritus:
Karl-Thomas Musselman

Read staff bios here.

Traffic Ratings
- Alexa Rating
- Quantcast Ratings
-
Syndication

Powered by: SoapBlox