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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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121.

Cdmbiblio    

Ah sure, World breaking news! Gloria Alred is all I need to hear. Remember Gloria is a "super delagate" for the Dems....
Business must be slow and they need a media flash....

Only in California!

1382 days ago
122.

erkg    

must not have been too bad if she was a long time employee -

1382 days ago
123.

drunk report    

how shameless.

just makes me hope Whitman wins the election even more.

1382 days ago
124.

metro    

what a sad little website this is...leftists are such angry, hateful, violent, intolerant morons...good thing you dont get a lot of publicity...id never heard of this place before today.

1382 days ago
125.

ohreally    

This is all so ridiculous. People need to look at why this is happening now. It isn't simply an unjust attack on Meg Whitman, but also Gloria Allred needs an issue to distract from the fact that she was implicated in a scandal to attack Mel Gibson.
Read about it here:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i776b1668d474ee360......ceded6b873784eb

1382 days ago
126.

David    

Evidentally being swift boated is only wrong if its against a republican if its true it doesn't matter when you hear about it if its false prove it and move on oh wait that won't work I forgot about how how many lies about president Obama were proven wrong and are still repeated by republicans all over the nation everyday. sorry guess your out of luck

1382 days ago
127.

BB    

YOU BROKE THE LAW MEG !!!
Why the focus on Alred and not Meg Ryan and how for 9 years she employeed an illegal alien. The news said she paid her $23.00 and hour. I wander if the "employee" paid taxes on this income?
This is a MAJOR issue. And those that are writing saying.."You still have my vote Meg"... I think they work for her and part of her staff. Alao when her illegal "employee" working in her home asked for help in becoming a U.S. Citizen Meg turned her down, and then when MEG decided to run for Govenor she was dismissed. And told off not to mention that she even knew MEG.... after 9 years this is horrible !! I don't care who it is. But MEG was breaking the law in hiring an illegal to work for her, and for 9 years, at $23.00 an hour ! Wow I would have worked for her and I am a "legal citizen"

1382 days ago
128.

skatrin    

Well she sure does look like an Ogre...

1382 days ago
129.

David Cordier    

"Although Diaz was paid $23 an hour, Allred said she was 'exploited, disrespected, humiliated, and emotionally and financially abused' in the Whitman household because she worked many more hours than she was paid for. Allred said she intends to file a claim with the state asking that Diaz be paid back wages."

[$23 per hour? I know a lot of honest, hard working (and legal) American citizens who don't make that kind of money. "Exploited, disrespected, humiliated and emotionally and financially abused..." Say what?]

"Allred said that Whitman never asked Diaz for do***entation..."

"Whitman said she had always believed Diaz to be a legal resident alien, adding that her employee had been hired on the basis of false do***ents Diaz presented to an employment agency.

'After nine years of faithful service, Nicky came to us in June 2009 and confessed that she was an illegal worker,' Whitman said in her statement. 'Nicky had falsified the hiring do***ents and personal information she provided to the employment agency that brought her to us in 2000,' Whitman's statement said.

Whitman's campaign also provided an employment questionnaire Diaz filled out in 2000 in which she stated that she could legally accept work in the United States, as well as copies of immigration and W-4 forms, a California driver's license and a Social Security card all in Diaz's name."

[A link to these do***ents is found with the original article. O.K. Gloria... let's see the smoking gun do***ents you claim to have. It's called "put up or shut up."]

"'I'm doing this because I know there are a lot of Megs out there who are mistreating the Nickys who work so hard for them,' Diaz said. 'I hope that no one else in my position has to suffer the way that I did.'"

[should be followed with "...and I fully expect to be able to retire and live an extravagant lifestyle on what Gloria has promised me."] [Make no mistake... this is all about squeezing money out of the candidate.]

1382 days ago
130.

Dwyte Fry    

WHAT'S ON HERE NECK? She's a VAMPIRE!!!!!!

1382 days ago
131.

Sautxyca    

FYI: Political commentators are saying the Meg Whitman camp went to TMZ.

1382 days ago
132.

Me    

Since when as Gloria Allred cared about anyone except her own progressive views? So Meg Whitman had an undo***ented worker. So what? Jerry Brown is trying to run for an office he already held, taking credit for tax cuts that the people VOTED for back in the early 80's. What that man stands for is worse than hiring an illegal worker and paying her probably a substantial amount of money.

1382 days ago
133.

Tiko11    

Meg Whitman is a liar to begin with and I was not planning to vote for her even though I am a Republican. However, thanks to Gloria Allred, my entire family will now vote for Meg.

1382 days ago
134.

jimbob    

wow a lot of nutty ******gers are in here talking about jesus and how Obama is hitler lmao.

Get a clue people we dont care what you think, and take your neo nazi Meg Whitman with you .

1382 days ago
135.

Trina    

I don't care about Meg's House Keeper's allegations. I care that Meg wants to give Millionaires, and Billionaires; such as, herself tax breaks; while us poor people can barely eat, and keep shelter over our heads.

1382 days ago
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