Maybe Rob Lowe should consider roping in a relative to look after his kids.
The "Brothers & Sisters" star filed defamation lawsuits against former nannies Laura Boyce and Jessica Gibson last year, accusing Boyce of "spreading malicious lies" about his family and Gibson of falsely claiming to have had a "personal and intimate relationship" with him.
Lowe said Gibson "bragged" about giving him a massage during a trip with the Lowe family and told people "she wished he would divorce Sheryl Lowe," according to court documents.
Both women sued back, claiming harassment by the actor and his wife. But it appears all parties decided a courtroom wasn't the place to air their grievances; last week, attorneys for the former nannies and Lowe asked for all the lawsuits to be dismissed. None of the attorneys disclosed whether a financial agreement had been reached.
Another celebrity plauged by nanny trouble: Heather Mills, the ex-wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney. In December, Sara Trumble, who served as a nanny for Mills for four years until resigning in September 2008, filed a legal claim against her alleging sexual discrimination and unreasonable working conditions.
Trumble claimed that her work went beyond looking after Beatrice, Mills' daughter with McCartney. She said Mills required her to blow-dry her hair, work unreasonable hours and spray-tan her naked body.
At the time, Mills' publicist, Joe Dolce, told ABCNews.com, "Heather is devastated. ... For years she has treated Sara as a member of the family."
After Trumble filed her claim, a video of her singing Mills' praises emerged on YouTube.
"Heather's given me the chance to work, where no one else would take me because I have a baby," she says in the video. "She's given me this chance so I can bring my daughter to work with me."
Trumble confirmed to British newspaper the Telegraph that the video was shot by "one of Heather's team" shortly after she started work for Mills, but Dolce denied that she made Trumble or any of her employees shoot such videos. He declined to comment on the current status of the case.
Naomi Campbell's runway strut is almost as famous as her fiery temper. In 2000, the supermodel pleaded guilty in a Toronto court to a 1998 assault on Georgina Galanis, a former assistant who accused Campbell of assaulting her with a telephone in a hotel room and threatening to throw her out of a moving car. After paying Galanis an undisclosed sum and agreeing to attend anger management classes, Campbell's record was cleared.
But, apparently, the classes didn't stick.
Three other employees of the supermodel accused her of physically lashing out at them, most notably former housekeeper Ana Scolavino. In March 2006, Campbell was charged with second-degree assault for allegedly assaulting Scolavino with a jewel-encrusted cell phone. She pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless assault in January 2007 and was sentenced to five days community service and more anger management education.