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Meg Whitman's Housekeeper: Undocumented

9/29/2010 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Meg Whitman's former housekeeper was an undocumented worker and claims working for the Republican candidate for Governor was a "nightmare."

Nicky Diaz Santillan, Whitman's housekeeper of 9 years, held a news conference with her lawyer, Gloria Allred, and claims Whitman had all the clues she was an undocumented worker but closed her eyes to it because she was cheap help ... $23 an hour.

Allred claims the housekeeper was "exploited, disrespected, humiliated and emotionally and financially abused" by Whitman.

Allred claims when the housekeeper was hired 9 years ago through an agency, Whitman never asked if she was in the U.S. legally.  And, during her employment, Santillan told Whitman she couldn't travel to Mexico.  And, Allred said, Whitman found out Santillan's Social Security number didn't match her name, but Whitman did nothing.  Allred said it's the classic case of "don't ask, don't tell."

0929_whitman_debate_videoThat all changed, Allred says, when Whitman launched her campaign for Governor, realizing having an illegal alien on board was a liability ... and fired her.

Santillan says Whitman treated her "like a piece of garbage" by letting her go.

Allred says Santillan is filing a claim with the Labor Commission for back wages and mileage.

Yesterday, Whitman said in the debate with Jerry Brown that employers should be held accountable for hiring undocumented workers.

Click here to read Gloria's written statement.



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$23 an hour is cheap... LOL

1487 days ago


Whitman is SUCH a hypocrite!

1487 days ago


Gloria Alltrash is a disgusting mediawhore. Any case she is involved in, is sleazy, disreputable and bordering on blackmail/extortion. And any "wetshoulders" making $23 an hour is not being exploited! Send the greedy cow back to Mexico where she can make tortillas for $1 a day.

1487 days ago


She abused her by paying her $23.00 an hour? That's far in excess of minimum wage. And it was so horrible to work for her that you stayed on the job for 9 years? This is a friggin joke. So she got fired? Who cares? Hey Gloria ever hear of at will employment?

1487 days ago


All political. I wonder what the socialist Brown promised Allred, a government job?

1487 days ago


Snooki was Meg Whitman's housekeeper?

1487 days ago


Cheap labor $23.00/ hr that is more than most nurses, dietitans, pt, rt & teachers make.

1487 days ago


All I have to say is that Jerry Brown supports legalizing the creation of homosexual "marriage." Anybody with that kind of mental mindset doesn't belong anywhere near an elected office. I'm not a Whitman fan, but by supporting something as whacky as homosexual "marriage," Brown has disqualified himself from being taken seriously.

1487 days ago


Extortionists!!! ALLRED IS A CRIMINAL, helping the Russian Whore in her extortion attempt of Mel Gibson. Evidence is mounting!

1487 days ago

Jennifer Sisler    

While, I'm not a great fan of Meg Whitman, Gloria Allred is a disgusting opportunist. Under the guise of "defending women" Allred uses people for her own agenda, whether it be to extort money or to sway a political campaign. Does anyone remember Arnold and the stuntwoman? That worked real well... I sure wish good ole Gloria would stay under that rock she crawls out of.

1487 days ago


I love the timing!!!!!

I think this is the FIRST time Allred hasn't annoyed me! Exploit those repugs!!! lmfao.
One question, How'd that taste Whitman?

1487 days ago


$23/hr aint cheap! she was paid very well. as far as asking if she was legal or not... why should she? it is presumed that if you are looking for work that you are legal to be hired. she should not be allowed to file a lawsuit, not being a legal alien!

1487 days ago


Yep, that illegal/criminal/lazy cow got so exploited at $23 an hour that she stayed for 9 years, it must have just been so awful! Send her back to Mexico and send Gloria to hell for all the trouble that camerawhore causes! I am sick of whining illegals and more sick of Gloria and all the slime she represents.

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1487 days ago

I Chinee    

This looks like one of those horrible spanish soap operas! LMAO!

1487 days ago
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