Kelly Andrade is suing Michael Esposito for allegedly installing a spy camera in his bedroom.
She claims that Staten Island’s father secretly recorded “hundreds” of nude videos of her.
He then tried to break open her door as she curled up in fear after finding the camera hidden in her bedroom, Ms Andrade claims in a lawsuit.
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The nanny was so terrified that her employer could be armed with a gun that she jumped out a window to escape, court documents show.
The 25-year-old “immediately” reported the father to the police, who arrested him on March 24 on a charge of the crime of unlawful surveillance.
The native Colombian trained as an au pair in her home country before moving to Tottenville, the home of Esposito and his wife Danielle, the New York Post reported.
She was given a room to sleep while taking care of the family’s four children.
Ms Andrade says she kept catching the father in his bedroom playing with the smoke detector on the ceiling.
She said the safety device “is constantly being repositioned,” according to the Brooklyn Federal Court lawsuit.
After less than three weeks on the job, she checked the smoke detector and found a camera inside, Ms Andrade claims, with a memory card containing videos of her naked.
Minutes after finding the camera, Mr. Esposito showed up at the house, according to the nanny and court papers.
“He seemed very nervous and he seemed very worried when he got home,” she recalls.
When she heard a knock on the door, she went into “fight or flight mode,” she said.
She injured her knees while jumping from her first floor window, which was above an above ground basement.
Ms. Andrade said she ran until she felt safe enough to stop before looking for the nearest police station where she reported the incident and handed over the memory card.
“I was very scared besides what had just happened, now I have no place to stay, I am in a completely unknown country, I am alone,” she said.
“I have no money, I don’t know what I’m going to eat, I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. “
Lawyers for Mr. Esposito said at the time of his arrest that the cameras were installed for security reasons, according to the Staten Island Advance.