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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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Gaylun Pearson    

Policemen lay their lives on the line for less money than this "poor" mexican woman made to walk around Meg Whitman's mansion and dust this and that. What's her problem? I have worked since I was nine yrs old and am living on Social Security, which I don't even know how long THAT will last if ppl like Meg Whitman get into office.
First thing she's gonna do is rebuild her bank acct in the off shore banks she keeps. If anyone is thinking of voting for this woman, ask yourself first, "What is she hiding in these off shore accounts?" Why even have them? She "raped" Ebay. Now she wants to "Rape" California! Please don't let her.

1462 days ago


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

Posted at 11:46 AM on Sep 29, 2010 by Harpoo67


Oh,man,nice one!! Post of the week!!

1462 days ago


Go back to Mexico and Take Gloria with you!!!

1462 days ago


Why do these idiots think they have lawsuits? When they cheat with Tiger Woods they want money! You don't get money for cheating with someone. When they get paid well and work in the country illegally somehow its this Meg woman's fault? Gimme a break. What state allows lawsuits like this? They'd be thrown out of court where I live.

I hope she gets deported. She can take that "lawyer" with her.

1462 days ago

Joey"TWO TONE"    

No College degree,No High School Diploma,Stupid,UGLY and $23.00 and hour, were can I apply? I hope she gets deported!

1462 days ago


yeah 23dlls an hour is not cheap , but what you guys dont understand is that she suppose to work 15 hours a week , and she was making her work more than 40 hours , but she was getting paid just for tha 15 hours ,

1462 days ago


$23 an hour is financial abuse! Go screw! Actual American citizens barely make over $7 an hour in most places!

1462 days ago


Ms Allred has not been in the news lately, she needed to be on the screen again for 60 seconds of fame. Let her tell us the one that lied on her employment appt is the one that is telling us the truth. Ms Allred when will you take a real case that might help someone, or is it to get your name out there to the media. Your client 9 yrs on the same job and now there's a problem. I think you sould stop and really think about the type of law you want to do, you can only be a joke for so long.

1462 days ago


The lady showed her two do***ents that are apparently fraudulent. How is that Meg Whitman's falt?

-Ya .. okay and of Meg tells you that she saw flying pigs are you going o believe that also?

Wouldn't doubt Meg got her those fake do***ents!

1462 days ago


Why don't they deport her if she's illegal, then she can file the suit that will follow in Mexico.

1462 days ago

D. Ayala    

I believe the house keeper owes back taxes on $23.00 dollars an hour for the past 9 years and most likely owes the state for her Childs birth as well. Make her pay her Illigal taxes and send her back to her own country ASAP.

1462 days ago


The real question is how does an illegal get a SS card and drivers license? Next she worked there for 9 years.If was so horrible why did she stay? Nexy anytime that media whore Allred is involved she as an agenda. Here being ultra left wing says it all right there. Lets see Whitman is a respected CIO who gave millions the chance to have their own businesses and make a living. The other an illegal who forged do***ents and has Allred as her attorney. Hmm who do I believe. All you libitards weren't voting for Whitman anyway and since you support Moonbeam and the Messiah I would take the illegals side against you. If she is an admitted illegal and forger why isn't she deported? Arrested? What a f--ked up state this is. Lets see, fill out an application to work at Wal Mart. Don't tell them that you are a felon on the application. They hire you. 2 years later they find out you lied and are fired.

1462 days ago

Francisco Martinez    

I am a mexican American, and this IMMIGRANT makes me sick! Alread is a lawyer, is she bringing a case against Whitman? Cuz it sounded completely political to me. I wish i can be disrespected and abused the way this illegal was. I work 2 jobs close to 70 hrs a week LEGALLY and that chick still brought home more than i do.

And im supposed to be dissapointed in MEG WHITMAN? The crazy republican lady who fired the employee she payed the dirt low wage of $23/hour, make them work a grueling 15 hrs. per week, and provides this abuse for over nine years?

Maybe if we tax Meg at 50% instead of 39%, Meg would have more money in her pocket to pay illegal Nikki $45/hr. instead of $23/hr... that wont work it doesnt make sense, why would Meg pay more in wage VOLUNTARILY after increasing her tax rate?

Well then we can decrease Megs tax rate to 20% so she cant ship Nikkis job overseas... But Nikkis job was in california, so that doesnt make sense, and California needs money to stop State worker furloughs and keep State sponsored programs alive! (NOT TO MENTION FEDERAL PROGRAMS) Decreasing taxes will give the government less money to operate.

Well then we can keep Megs taxes the same rate and just make government pay Nikki (the illegal) the difference from government funds?... to get the extra funds we would have to increase taxes on someone else in america and paying illegal immigrants is against the law!

Well we can still tax the money Meg is hiding in offshore bank accounts!?!... but Meg has to send that money from the U.S.A.
shores and the money Meg earns on US soil is already taxed! How do we go to another country and tell their banks USA is owed taxes from another countries bank accounts?

Maybe Meg Whitman just doesnt deserve to have the freedom to choose what she does with her money because people like NIKKI are the ones being hurt! Megs freedom to choose only leads to Nikkis abuse!

ANYBODY GETTING IT YET? Meg Whitman is not the problem.

1462 days ago

American mom    

How rediculous is this! Personally I can't stand Whitman and while it is completely obvious that she was well aware of her "employee's" immigration status, I don't see how an "illegal alien can possibly sue for wrongful termination wasting taxpayer dollars when she's not even here legally. Still Whitman's fault and she should pay court costs but possibly so should the alleged "agency" Also 23 an hour to clean! where do I sign up?

1462 days ago


Wow, I wish I made $23.00 per hour. That is not cheap help. Gloria Allred dug this woman up from somewhere to smear Whitman. The woman signed a form stating that she had the right to work in the US, so why would Whitman ask her again? If she did, this Nicky probably would have cried discrimination. Allred is a huge Brown supporter and she is doing this because there are several Hispanic organizations supporting Whitman's campaign. This is a desparate attempt to sabotage.

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