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Meg Whitman's Housekeeper -- 'Explosive' Allegations

9/29/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929_pete_wilson_thumb_Getty_100UPDATE:  Meg Whitman's campaign chairman, former California Governor Pete Wilson, tells TMZ he is unaware of any claim by Whitman's former housekeeper, but, "The timing of this is highly suspect."

The former housekeeper for Meg Whitman -- the Republican candidate for Governor of California -- is about to make "controversial and explosive allegations about her former employer," TMZ has learned.


Whitman housekeeper.
We're told the housekeeper has lawyered up with none other than Gloria Allred. The housekeeper and Allred will hold a news conference today in Gloria's office at 11 AM PT, "to tell how she suffered as a long-time, Latina household employee in Meg Whitman's home."  

We're told the housekeeper will be filing a legal claim against Ms. Whitman.

From what we're hearing, the disclosures could have a significant impact on the campaign and possibly the election.

We will, of course, live stream the news conference.  It doesn't matter where you live -- Don't miss this one.


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136.

jim patoka    

We need U.S.Secy.of Dept. of Health and Human Services Gov."Tommy Thompson" (ret.Wisconsin)to run CA.

1402 days ago
137.

bulldoodle    

Allred threw her client under the bus exposing her to fraud charges and possible deportation. All Whitman has to do is drive an ambulance past her nose and Allred would chase it. Her client looks natural but who did Allwrong's hair and make up Tammy Fay Baker?

1402 days ago
138.

Trevor     

Are you kidding me... Just another stupid stunt by Gloria Allred, and why the hell isn't the illegal alien in jail for false do***ents, and then they need to deport her. I didn't plan to vote for Meg before.... that may change now..

Why also doesn't anyone go after the employment agency...
And why does the Bar Association let her continue with these stupid stunts... They need to Disbar Gloria for defamation of character.

1402 days ago
139.

mwhite    

Latina household employee in Meg Whitman's home."

If Meg Whitman wasn't deducting taxes and paying taxes on the Latina household employee, Meg Whitman and the Latina household employee are both crooks anyway!!!

Most application forms I fill out have places for tax information on them.

1402 days ago
140.

Nellie    

Well, Meg had my vote- but definitely not now. She could have at least been honest about the whole thing. She claimed that she had no idea the gal was illegal, but do***ents, with her husbands hand writting, from social security have proven she did know.

I can't stand by anyone who supports labor for illegal immigrants and claims to want to work on our immigration problems at the same time.

I doubt she abused this woman in any way, but it really doesn't matter- the woman should have been deported when she found out. If there was any abuse, it wouldn't have happened had Meg done the right thing.

And with all of her money, she could afford a legal American worker.

1402 days ago
141.

dan     

where is the i.n.s. when you need them, this person who sitting next to her lawyer should be arrested for using a false i.d. on soc.sec. forms, isn't that identy theft. She sould be on the first bus back to her country of origin. If an american was caught doing this in their country we would be emeidatly arrested and our families ransomed for bail if one is offfered. this person should be arrested now.

1402 days ago
142.

KERRY FROM HB    

Gloria Allred is the ultimate MEDIA-WHORE. Any case that will make her a quick buck and get her ugly mug in front of the cameras is fair game. Cases in point being her association with OCTO-MORON and one on Tigers Prostitutes. Her tactics border on EXTORTION..... Please Harvey Levin..... Help America have her disbarred....

1402 days ago
143.

SarahT    

I am very pleased to read so many posts from people who see through this obvious set up. No coincidence for Allred to spring this the day after the debate. Gloria Allred represents prostitutes who claim they were discarded and lied to by the ultra-rich. Now she's moving on to Mexican maids. Go knock on doors in Beverly Hills, Gloria - you'll have a lot more clients eager for a payoff like this one.

1402 days ago
144.

Virginia Wildblood    

I just read the do***ents and I think the real criminal is Nikki the illegal immigrant who obviously stole someone's SS number! But I guess in California, being illegal is no longer a crime or taking what you need to survive. I know that legal immigrants resent the ones who try to jump the line and get in front of them. Hope that the hispanic population that is legal can see their way through this BS and realize that this woman is not a victim, she is a criminal.

1402 days ago
145.

Missy    

Give me a break! Until 2006 my employer received a letter every year from the SSA after W2 information was processed about discrepancies in names and social security numbers. The letter stated that the incorrect information did not reflect immigration status. All we could do is ask the employees to go to the SSA and correct it. If we had terminated them, we could have been subject to a wrongful termination law suit due to discrimination. Now employers can check that info before hiring, but did not have the means prior to 2006. All the more reason for immigration reform! And what legal claim against Meg does this illegal immigrant have? She was not an indentured servant! And who found her after seven years? IS she still working here? Too many unanswered questions!

1402 days ago
146.

William Bruce Edwards    

This is typical dirty politics (the October Surprise). The former maid with the phony tears and Gloria Alred faking concern for her is a joke. The maid worked there for 9 years and was paid $23 an hour. Most of us would jump at a job that paid that much. If things were horrific as Gloria Alred is alleging why did it take NINE YEARS!!! I smell extortion and sleezy politics at its finest!! The employment agency who screened and referred "Nickie" has the real scoop on what happen. I have seen first hand the phony do***ents used by illegals to gain legal employment and most are authentic looking. I'm voting for Meg because the unemployment rate in Ca. is one of the highest in the nation. The Unions in Ca have Jerry Brown in their back pockets and this State is bankrupt.......

1401 days ago
147.

Rosalinda Hernandez    

Someone questioned how this would impact the Hispanic vote. Why would it? She gave this woman a job, paid her $23.00 an hr, and trusted her in their home for 9 years!!! I would say that was a positive role model for Hispanics! Gracious! This is what it is--last minute political crap! Isn't there any civility in this country any more!

1401 days ago
148.

fresh    

ANY ONE who is going to use their political vote based on this scandal are COMPLETE IDOITS! YES IDOITS!!! Meg is going to make life pure hell for the poor/needy in the great state of California.

1401 days ago
149.

R S Mowery    

From Red State: "Gloria Allred has made a disgusting habit of popping up in the last weeks of a campaign to level false allegations against Republican candidates in a bid to torpedo their campaigns. She did this back in 2002 when she tried to derail Arnold’s election bid with false sexual harassment charges and she’s doing the exact same thing now. Why is she being granted any form of legitimacy knowing that this is what she does?"

I second the (e-)motion!

1401 days ago
150.

ramador49    

Wow is the word. Not only does Gloria Allred, a crony of Jerry Brown, have an obvious agenda (smear Meg Whitman for Jerry Brown), but she would sacrifice her client for this purpose. I hope this housemaid is getting enough dollars to convert to pesos to make this endeavor worthwhile. Otherwise, her "life span" as a U.S. resident (thanks to her attorney) appears to be very short.

As a California Latino, I resent the nothion that the Democratic Party thinks we Latinos are that stupid and gullible that we would buy into this "victim" story because Gloria Allred took this to the media. Another example of the Dems taking us for granted.

1400 days ago
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