Roxy Jacenko‘s full letter to the NSW Supreme Court asking Justice Lucy McCallum to spare her husband jail time details the complicated childcare arrangements of the high-powered couple including their difficulties securing a new nanny.
Yesterday we reported that Jacenko had written a letter to the judge asking that her husband Oliver Curtis not be jailed as he was the “primary carer” of Pixie, 4, and Hunter, 2, and Jacenko’s work at her firm Sweaty Betty PR would be harmed should he be imprisoned.
Curtis is facing five years behind bars for insider trading.
In her three page letter to the court Jacenko details the fact her current nanny, Camille Sweeney, who looks after a multitude of duties, and holidays with the couple to give them time to work and relax, has resigned and has not yet been replaced.
“Our current nanny, who attends to the school drop off and pick up of the kids as well as general shopping has been with us for some time as she completed her nursing studies. She also travelled with us on family holidays so that I can continue to work remotely and so that Oli can have a break,” writes Jacenko.
“However, she is leaving us in August to pursue a full-time nursing career. This has been a pre-planned arrangement that we have known about for some time. We have advertised on multiple employment sites for a suitable replacement and are still attempting to find someone who can work the hours required, and provide a longer term commitment.”
Jacenko describes her husband as a reliable, honest and hard-working family man who acts as primary carer for their children while she juggles her successful PR business.
“I manage a team of over 25 staff and often work late into the evening in order to manage these businesses. Clients requires hands on attendance both during the week and on weekends. I would describe my role in public relations/talent management/event management as being a 24 hours, 7 days a week job” she writes to the court.
“While I have a team of staff to assist me, I am the face of the business and my clients demand a personal touch. As a result I work long hours and ensure I’m contactable by clients at all times. This has meant taking only limited time off work when my children were born and pressing ahead with business commitments (such as presenting a seminar to a large audience) despite still receiving medical treatment for complications following surgery.
“Because of my work hours, I would describe Oli as the primary carer of Pixie and Hunter. He attends to large parts of their pre-school commitments and after school care. He generally manages the meals for them.