A live-in nanny claims that she was secretly filmed nude by her employer.
Kelly Andrade is suing Michael Esposito for allegedly installing a spy cam in her bedroom.
She claims that the Staten Island dad secretly recorded “hundreds” of nude videos of her.
He then tried to break down her door as she cowered in fear after she found the hidden camera in her bedroom, Ms Andrade claims in a lawsuit.
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The nanny was so terrified her employer might be armed with a gun that she jumped out of a window to escape, according to court papers.
The 25-year-old “immediately” reported the dad to police, who arrested him on March 24 on a felony charge of unlawful surveillance.
The Colombian native trained as an au pair in her home country before moving into Tottenville home of Esposito and his wife Danielle, New York Post reported.
She was given a bedroom to sleep in while caring for the family's four children.
Ms Andrade claims that she kept catching the dad in her room fiddling with the smoke detector on the ceiling.
She said the safety device “was constantly being repositioned,” according to the Brooklyn Federal Court lawsuit.
After less than three weeks in the job she checked the smoke detector and found a camera inside, Ms Andrade alleges, with a memory card containing videos of her nude.
Minutes after finding the camera Mr Esposito showed up at the house, according to the nanny and the court papers.
“He seemed very nervous and he seemed very worried when he arrived to the house,” she recalled.
When she heard banging on the door she went into “fight or flight mode,” she said.
She hurt her knees in the leap from her first-floor window, which was over an above-ground basement.
Ms Andrade said she ran until she felt safe enough to stop before looking up the nearest police station where she reported the incident and handed over the memory card.
“I felt very afraid on top of what had just happened, now I don’t have a place to stay, I’m in a completely unknown country, I’m alone," she said.
"I don’t have any money, I don’t know what I’m going to eat, I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow.”
Mr Esposito's lawyers claimed at the time of his arrest that the cameras were installed for security reasons, according to the Staten Island Advance.