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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."

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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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Theresa    

If she is undo***ented then she should not be able to get anything from the labor Commission and maybe she should just go back to where she came from.

1398 days ago
17.

LaLa    

OMG. Anyone who believes the bull**** coming out of their mouths needs help. I don't feel one tiny bit sorry for this poor wittle illegal alien. $23/hour? Really? I have a degree and only earn $18/hour. Just makes me want to PUKE!!!!!!!! how these illegals get away with this CRAP. She should be in jail!!!!!

1398 days ago
18.

todd lee    

SB 1070
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SB 1070

1398 days ago
19.

todd lee    

GLORIA: Ok, now...when we walk in , im gonna be hugging you to make you look even more sad and pathetic, and while im talking you squeeze out some tears and look sad and wipe you eyes. I will talk and the more i talk...the more you pretend to be sad and cry...OK? and after were done, i will hire you to iron my 80s style clothes for 13 cents an hour, ok? and then you can sleep with my husband because the sight of my wrinkled face grosses him out....ok?

UNDO***ENTED WORKED: Se?

GLORIS: You got your script that i wrote for you?

UNDO***ENTED WORKED: Se?

GLORIA: ok, lets get out there and make you some money so you can send it to your 12 kids in Mexico and then they can sneak across the border like you did...ok?

UNDO***ENTED WORKER: Se?


I COULDNT EVEN WATCH THIS ALL THE WAY THRU, ITS A JOKE AND PATHETIC...AND ITS ALL AN ACT. THIS BITCH SHOULD BE DEPORTED BACK TO MEXICO

1398 days ago
20.

sparced    

Whitman cleaned house when she started pursuing a job for Governor. I can't really blame her. It's not like she could keep this person on.

If the argument is that she was cheated out of some of $23 an hour income, then i could see her point. My guess is that didn't happen.

The timing is really convenient....

1398 days ago
21.

jjjj    

$23 per hour, without paying taxes, and if she worked more than 8 hours a day as many do these days, this gal made in excess of $75k per year if she were at a taxable rate.

$23per hour take home is a good wage.

How much is she getting for doing this? This is totally going to backfire on Jerry Brown for pulling a stunt like this.

1398 days ago
22.

Zorro    

Here's a tip: come to the U.S. legally and you get the rights that come with being a legal worker.

Come here illegally, be a criminal, and be happy with whatever you get.

1398 days ago
23.

spliffsmommy    

ONE QUESTION?
WAS I.C.E. NOTIFIED TO GET BTHE BUS THERE TO PICK UP THE ILLEGAL ALIEN USING FRAUDULENT DO***ENTS?

1398 days ago
24.

Elisa    

Only in California would this lady have a lawsuit.
Poor conditions, my ass. Tell her to go work in Arizona and see how that pans out!

Retarded!

1398 days ago
25.

Jack    

She made $47,840.00 per year. She was dishonest about her citizen status to get the job through an agency who should be trusted to do all of the credential leg work for you. That is why you go thriugh an agency to hire new employees.

1398 days ago
26.

g    

Will this housekeeper be held accountable for working illegally all this time as well? Because she claims that Whitman ignored the "clues" that she was illegal and should be held accountable so I guess that means the housekeeper is even more accountable since she was definitely aware she was undo***ented...

1398 days ago
27.

Daniel    

So the TRUTH COMES OUT. Meg Whitman is ultra wealthy,spending more than 100 MILLION of her own money to buy the Governorship of California. Saying how she'd crack down on illegal aliens all the while hiring her own personal illegal alien slave whom she abused and exploited. Californians, especially the working class and all registered Latino voters need to wake up and realize who the REAL Meg is: Ultra wealthy, mean spirited, anti-minority, pro-big business, ant-working class undercover racist.

1398 days ago
28.

Sandra    

She was hired through an agency; you would assume she was legal to work! and if it was so horrible why would you stick around, I’m sure she could find another job for $23/ hour... since that’s cheap labor. ;)

1398 days ago
29.

cheyenneZ    

From a statement just released by a spokewoman for Whitmans camp (CBS2), it said that this woman being representeed by Allred supplied a social security number and a drivers license when she was hired by Whitman years ago, and later confessed that she is an illegal alien, at which time her employment was terminated.
Since it is against the law to hire any illegal alien, at any time, Whitman did exactly what you are supposed to do, when she fired the illegal alien.

Allreds client may have just stepped into a big pile of doodoo herself, since it is a crime to use a fraudulent drivers license in this state, it is a federal felony crime to use a fraudulent social security number in this country, and it is a federal crime to lie about your legal status at any time (which she did when she provided false social security number and false drivers license to Whitman).

I just called ICE and told them to get down to Allred's office, she can take on her clients numerous federal immigration crimes now.

Nicki Diaz Santillan treated this country, our laws, and every legal citizen, and legal immigrant in this nation like "garbage" when she came in illegally, obtained a stolen, frudulent ID, drivers license, and social security number, and used them to illegally obtain work here, when she had no legal right to be in this country, or work here.

Throw the book at Santillan, before she is deported.
She is a criminal.

1398 days ago
30.

Harpoo67    

If this lady thinks she was exploited by Whitman how is she going to feel after Allred gets through with her?

1398 days ago
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