The NYPD cop and his fiancée charged with murdering the officer’s 8-year-old son tried to give the impression they were the “Brady Bunch,” but behind the scenes, their home life was as far from a sitcom family as it gets, a nanny claimed.
Veteran officer Michael Valva, 40, had three boys from a previous relationship — including little Thomas Valva, who died last week — while fiancee Angela Pollina, 42, had three daughters of her own, with all eight sharing a Center Moriches, Long Island, home.
“It’s sad. They wanted to give the impression they were the ‘Brady Brunch’ family when it was more like home crashing,” said nanny Amanda Wildman, who babysat the six kids from 2017 to 2018.
“There was always screaming. The boys were constantly being yelled at. There never was a day where somebody wasn’t screaming and the boys [would] just sit there quietly and take it,” Wildman said, adding, “The girls were always treated better than the boys.”
“If [the boys] weren’t eating their food, [Pollina] didn’t care if they had to pee, they had to sit there. They would get yelled at for not going to the toilet. It was very disturbing,” Wildman claimed.
The nanny said that in 2017, she went so far as to speak to a detective about the alleged abuse, but a formal complaint was not filed.
Suffolk County police say that on Jan. 17, they were called to Valva and Pollina’s home on Bittersweet Lane around 9:40 a.m. for a report of a child […]
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