R&B singer Kelis is ordered to pay $17,623.73 to her former nanny, Soraya Tascon.
Soraya Tascon filed a complaint claiming Kelis fired her and left her stranded in London. According to documents obtained by resources, Tascon demanded $17,000 to cover the plane ticket she had to buy to get home in addition to wages she says she never received.
Tascon was reportedly hired in June 2016 to care for Kelis’ then-six-month-old baby and then-seven-year-old son, Knight. Tascon said Kelis agreed to pay her $750 each week to take care of the kids and travel with them during Kelis’ tour but she said she never received a check from Kelis. After repeated requests for her payment, the two traveled to London where Kelis reportedly fired her and left her there without a way to get home to Los Angeles. Kelis reportedly argued Tascon regularly didn’t return phone calls or texts, but the judgment was ruled out of her favor.
This lawsuit came after a messy court battle with her ex-husband, Nas, who she shares her eldest child with. In February, Kelis demanded more child support from the Nas. A joint custody agreement was placed in order but only a few weeks after the agreement Nas filed paperwork claiming she broke their custody agreement. Kelis has since revealed disturbing abuse allegations against the rapper, which he has since denied.