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Nanny loses discrimination case against Heather Mills

Sara Trumble (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
Image caption Sara Trumble had claimed her former boss took advantage of her

Heather Mills' ex-nanny has lost her unfair dismissal and sex discrimination case against her former boss.

Sara Trumble, 26, from West Sussex, had told the employment tribunal that Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife exploited her.

Ms Mills said they had been "very close" but the relationship soured when she refused to give her £4,000 for breast enlargement surgery.

Tribunal judge Steven Vowles dismissed the claims in his judgement on Friday.

'Fair and generous'

A spokeswoman for Ms Mills said: "Heather is delighted with the decision of the Employment Tribunal that has dismissed all of Sara Trumble's claims.

"Heather was always a very fair and generous employer to Sara and is very pleased that this has been confirmed by Judge Vowles and the tribunal members unanimously in the judgment."

Ms Trumble, from Westfield, was paid £260 a week to look after Ms Mills's daughter Beatrice, now six.

During the four-day tribunal in Ashford, Kent, she had claimed she was relegated to carrying out household chores after she returned from maternity leave.

Image caption Heather Mills and Sir Paul McCartney divorced in 2008

Ms Trumble also claimed the 42-year-old former model became bad-tempered and rude following her split from Sir Paul McCartney.

But Ms Mills of Robertsbridge, East Sussex, dismissed the allegations, saying she treated her former nanny like her own daughter.

She said she only arranged new childcare for Beatrice after Ms Trumble had handed in her notice.

Ms Mills was supported in her claims by her PA Sonya Webb, who described her boss of 10 years as a "more than fair employer".

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