“NOOOOOOOOOOO ANOTHER BLACK PERSON.”
That was the message that Giselle Maurice, a nanny out of New York City apparently got after meeting her new employer Lynsey Plasco-Flaxman for her first day at work in 2016.
Of course, the New York Post reports, Plasco-Flaxman did not intend to send the message to Maurice. She intended to send the message to her husband, Joel Plasco, a Manhattan financier.
Instead the message somehow got sent to Maurice, not once, but twice.
But to make matters worse, once realizing her mistake, Plasco-Flaxman fired the experienced caretaker because she felt “uncomfortable” after her racist faux-pas.
Plasco-Flaxman also said that she was expecting Maurice to be Filipino, noting that their previous nanny was also black and had done a bad job.
Because you know, I guess all black nannies are bad now.
Maurice, 44, is now suing the Plascos for discrimination and is seeking compensation for the wages she was promised in return- which was about $350-a-day for the six-month live-in role.
“[I want] to show them, look, you don’t do stuff like that,” Maurice told the Post last Friday, noting that she only received pay for one day’s work. “I know it’s discrimination.”
The Plascos, however, are arguing that they did not feel that they could trust Maurice after insulting her.
“[My wife] had sent her something that she didn’t mean to say. She’s not a racist. We’re not racist people,” Plasco, co-chairman of the Dalmore Group investment bank, told The Post on Friday.
“But would you put your children in the hands of someone you’ve been rude to, even if it was by mistake? Your newborn baby? Come on,” he added.
Of course, this take only further offended Maurice, who said she would have never treated the child any differently.
“This is my reputation. Why would I do something to a baby?” she said.
“I was willing to work with her and prove her wrong, but it was her conscience, and she couldn’t work with me anymore.”
Maurice told the Post that she tried to settle with the Plascos through mediation, but turned to a lawsuit as that didn’t work out.
Plasco called the suit “extortion.”
“I’m not someone who has millions of dollars lying around to just pay off people that are coming after me for extortion. And now you’re playing straight into her hands,” he argued. “My wife was two months off having a baby, suffering from a very difficult situation. You’re going to go after someone like that? That’s not a very nice thing to do.”
One would argue, that it’s not nice to allegedly whine about a person’s presence just because of their race, and then fire them because they found you out…but hey, who’s keeping track of these things.