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Nanny Files Suit Against Bruce Willis, Demi Moore Celebrity Couple Also Has Lawsuit Pending Against Former Employee

Associated Press

A nanny who worked for actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore at their Idaho home has sued the celebrity couple, claiming they verbally and physically abused her.

Kim Tannahill cared for the couple’s three daughters and had other responsibilities from March 1994 until she was fired Aug. 29, 1997. She lived in Hailey, Idaho; Willis and Moore have a home north of the city.

In a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Tannahill claimed Moore and Willis “shamelessly exploited and abused plaintiff … during plaintiff’s employment and thereafter.”

Tannahill claims Moore once locked her in a room and physically restrained her for more than an hour while the actress verbally “beat” her, according to the lawsuit, which claims fraud, assault, false imprisonment, stalking, invasion of privacy and civil rights violations.

Tannahill also sued Moore and Willis in federal court, claiming she was not paid overtime wages.

No damage amounts were specified for either lawsuit.

Attorney Martin Singer, who represents Moore and Willis, called the complaints “utter fiction.”

“We view them as an attempt by Miss Tannahill to get money through extortion,” Singer said. “Bruce Willis and Demi Moore have never been accused of abusing their employees.”

Singer said Tannahill’s lawsuits were a response to a Jan. 28 lawsuit filed by Moore and Willis that claims Tannahill violated an agreement for her not to divulge information about their activities to others.

Their lawsuit, filed at the 5th District Court in Hailey, alleges breach of contract and slander. Willis and Moore are seeking general damages of $300,000 or more, as well as repayment of $8,000 in loans, attorney fees and a court order for relief in punitive and exemplary damages.

A phone message left after business hours at the office of Tannahill’s lawyer, David Myers, was not returned.

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