On Wednesday’s The Dr. Phil Show one of the volunteer nannies from the group Angels in Waiting alleged that Nadya cared more about her own celebrity than the welfare of her children. Nadya dismissed the volunteer nannies on March 23rd.
“This woman does not care for these kids,” Linda West-Conforti said. “She is in [it] for the paparazzi, the media. That is my opinion. I’ve been there for a week. I’m the eyes, the ears and the mouth of these little children.”
The fired nanny said that Nadya was often unreachable – or out shopping – and showed no level of interest in learning how to care for her children.
“Nadya only fed her babies … when a film crew was in her house,” Linda said. “That’s the only time that woman ever volunteered to feed a child. And I tell you what happened: During one episode she was done feeding … she picked up the child [and] gave it to me on my chest. She didn’t burp it; she didn’t change the diaper; [she] walked out of that room and [didn’t see] her for another 12 hours.”
Nadya’s attorney Jeff Czech denied all the allegations.
“Nadya is a very good mother and a very caring mother. The bottom line is the shoe just never fit,” he said of the arrangement with Angels in Waiting.
Even worse, Linda said Nadya’s blasé attitude was only the start of the problems in the house. Nannies that Nadya hired were potential health risks to her children.
“I was supposed to be there to train nannies, to train Nadya,” Linda said. “What I get is Hispanic-speaking ladies that are showing up, showing positive for TB.”
Linda was referring to an incident in which she says she saw what appeared to be a “a huge, raised induration” on the arm of one of Nadya’s private nannies. Linda said that was an indication that the woman had taken a skin test for tuberculosis and received a positive result. (A reaction to the skin test does not necessarily indicate the presence of active tuberculosis; further testing is usually required.)
Nadya continues to claim that she is a fit and caring mother and that the Angels in Waiting nannies were acting as spies. The Angels in Waiting nannies reported her to state child welfare authorities on three occasions.
“I felt extremely uncomfortable in my own home,” Nadya told Dr. Phil by phone. “I felt like a stranger in my own home. I felt ostracized. In addition to that, there was such poor communication … [and] incessant negative energy.”
Later that day, attorney Gloria Allred, who represents Angels in Waiting, held a press conference to discuss the three complaints the group made to child welfare authorities. She said they addressed AIW’s concerns that too many people were inside Nadya’s house on the evening the first babies came home; its belief that Nadya needs more security at her home; and the fact that some of the nannies hired by Nadya might have tested positive for tuberculosis.
Said Gloria, “She needs to spend time with those babies and not just when there’s a camera present.”
Good gracious! When is this woman going to realize that it isn’t about her “comfort?!” It is about the babies…they should be her priority! Ugh!