My neighbor's children are now school aged and she has a housekeeper/nanny "April" that still works full days. "April" is June's sister in law.
So here's the scoop, June had one child and then a second. She got married in 2011 and then her husband cheated on her with someone so they are in the process of a very nasty divorce. She wants sole custody of the child and he wants atleast 1/2 custody. This scandalous custody battle has come back to bite my neighbors in the ass because June's husband wrote May a handwritten letter that told her a number of things about June, including that she stole a pair of "canary" earings and that her now 6 year old child is the son of her husband and that May and her husband were having "dirty sex" for atleast a year of her employment.
Because of April's connection to June, there was a huge blow up. (It was the truth!) May was demanding answers from April, specifically, did she know. It became so overblown that the police were called to the home by a third neighbor and April was removed from the house. Literally, I watched the whole thing. May stood outside and spoke to one officer while another went in with April and had her pack up her things. They then escorted her off the property. They seemed to be very nice to her and she wasn't in trouble.
Our neighbor across the street left town with her children for a spontaneous summer vacation. Clearly to get away from the mess. She had been gone since the beginning of July when last week I noticed "June" pull up in a brand new KIA. New as in it still had the dealer plates on it. My children are 9 & 12. They keep asking me when their friends are coming back. I really don't want to spread any rumors but I'm really concerned about what I have seen. The KIA has stayed parked overnight twice last week. Do I tell my children what is going on but it isn't appropriate to talk about it? I think the 12 year old knows there is a woman involved. Do I have an obligation to my neighbor to let her know that in her absence, her husband isn't being punished at all, but seems to be enjoying spending time with his illegitimate son? I figure she is going to realize that the June was in her house and the way the neighborhood is set up, realize that we would know what is going on. She told me she and her husband were going through a 'rough patch' and that she thought time away with the children would be good for them. As a woman, I feel really terrible watching this all unfold.
I also got some additional information from my housekeeper who is friends with April. May knows that our housekeeper and April are friends because we found our housekeeper through her. The neighbor next door to me, also has witnessed this stuff and says we should confront June, and tell her she was a low life for taking up with a married woman and being in her house. I can say I want no part of it, but I will be honest, it has been some very interesting gossip. When I think of our children playing together as toddlers, backyard cookouts and things, I feel really bad for May. I feel for the children too. And April, who we found our housekeeper through now needs a job like right away. I wouldn't have went through April to get my housekeeper if she wasn't so good, so I know she is good and anyone would be lucky to have her. I don't know what she knew about this situation, but it is her brother that wrote the letter to May.
I feel like I'm getting sucked in and I want to help but don't know who to help and how. Would it be disloyal to May to help April get a job? My housekeeper says April has nothing to do with June.
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