However, Mills said the ex-nanny"s allegations were motivated by money. She even accused Trumble of outright lying. "Sara won't look at anyone in the eye because she is lying," the Telegraph quoted Mills, as saying.
While Trumble admitted she accompanied Mills to Slovenia with her other staff and pals to celebrate her 39th birthday she said the behaviour of the Dancing on Ice star changed after her split with Sir Paul McCartney. Trumble said: "I wasn't the only person who felt that at that time. It''s just that nobody else will stand up. I decided to take action and fight this for myself."
Mills told the panel she asked the former beauty assistant to babysit her daughter after she found Trumble was earning a mere 20pounds a week for giving massages at Hilden Health Club in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Mills said: "Overly helpful Heather, I offered her some way to help her better herself as I thought she had huge potential."
She went on: "I wasn't demanding and that's always been my problem... she actually worked the least hours of all my staff, I was the softest on her of all my staff." "I do not accept that I discriminated against Sara in any way or that I treated her unfairly. I therefore have drawn the regretful conclusion that Sara has made these allegations against me purely to make money."
She added: "I am still devastated by her claims and feel that I've been deeply betrayed by someone who I considered a dear friend, not just an employee."