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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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451.

Peter    

Gloria Allred is a political hack and Jerry "Governor Moonbeam" Brown is socialist/communist zero. He was terrible as the California governor in his first attempt, he was terrible as the mayor of Oakland, and he would be terrible again if he gets elected this time. This whole deal with the Whitman maid is a very transparent Democrat Party & Jerry Brown attempt to smear Whitman just before the election.

1381 days ago
452.

steve    

two cows, one should be happy because of getting a job at 23 dolars per hour. and the other by knowing the law could have hired an illegal, but wanted to escape taxes.

1381 days ago
453.

Trudy     

The housekeeper was not on ILLEGALLY in this country, she STOLE someone's identity and USED THEIR identity and Social Security number for years without Meg Whitman's knowledge. This goes on all the time and it needs to stop! It happened to my own son.
To make her out to be a VICTIM is simply WRONG! She should be arrested and deported!

1380 days ago
454.

Nancy    

Not really a Whitman fan, but the reality is if you live in a border state at some point you will hire an illegal. They're everywhere! $23 per hour is exploited??? Seriously! And she's still here - amazing!! Does she speak English yet?

1380 days ago
455.

vitoria stein    

I have seen gloria operate with her clients .She gets them on T.V.to make them cry ,proberly using onion juice. The Democrats hunted down anyone that had any contact, with Whitman.
Gloia proberly told this maid Nicky she could make some money of Meg Whitman case, thats what it looke like to me. Thats how Alred gets rich & famous ,-how does she sleep at night, I beleive Meg Whitman before I would take Alred and Nicky seriously . 9 years as a worker for Meg W.and now she comes out of the closet. this does not smell right to me. AND $23.00 hour. This is all political with DEMOCRATS. ( THEY ARE SOOOO NASTY ) co-conspiritors
Alred you did a good Job having Nicky Lie. this is very serious.

1380 days ago
456.

vitoria stein    

Poor Nicky The maid, she has 3 children and a husband ,what will happen to her. She committed perjury, theft of someones social security card , many other charges against her. Gloria and Jerry Brown along with the Democrats used poor Nicky for their SACRIFICIAL LAMB , TO TRY TO SMEAR MEG WHITMAN, SO HE COULD WIN THE ELECTION AS GOVERNOR.
BROWN WILL LOSE THIS ELECTION. WAKE UP YOU DEMOCRATS YOU CAN CHANGE ,THATS YOUR OPTION. I CHANGED ALONG WITH 5 IN MY FAMILY. WE DON'T WANT THESE KIND OF PEOPLE JERRY BROWN. TAKING OVER OUR ONCE BEAUTIFUL CALIFORNIA. SOCIALISM IS JOINED AT THE HIPS WITH MARXISM,& COMMUNISM. GOD HELP US WE WILL BE DOOMED IF YOU THE PEOPLE ALLOW THEM THIS WHAT THEY ARE SETTING THE STAGE FOR IN THE USA .

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1380 days ago
457.

Alex Webster    

So far the only proven facts are, Nicky Diaz Santillan is in this country illegally, she used forged do***ents to obtain employment and is probably also guilty of identity theft. The evidence supports Nicky Diaz Santillan being a known liar and criminal. And, Gloria Allred did her client a major disservice by having her admit this in a televised interview. By the way, has Ms. Santillan been arrested yet for fraud?

IF??? Meg Whitman is guilty of anything; it was a brief bout of bad judgment.

On another note…while I was at the Californian Federation of Teacher’s convention last March, a fairly large number of delegates called Jerry Brown a “lying son-of-a-bitch that we can’t trust!” That was just before the membership voted to support him. I’m still trying to figure that one out.

1380 days ago
458.

Frank Colino    

If entering the USA with out papers is illegal, then why is this a problem. Take the illegal housecleaner and deport her back to Mexico. If people want to come to America then they need to go thru the process just as my family did. Meg hired this person from a company. The company should be investigated by ICE and all other illegals deported ASAP. Lawbreakers should be dealt with and if any Americans become aware of illegals they should be reported to ICE ASAP and deported. I was not sure who I was going to vote for but after this act of an American standing for justice and firing an illegal alien, my vote goes to Meg.

1380 days ago
459.

Pam    

That witch Gloria will throw Nicky Diaz away when she's done using her. When Nicky Diaz gets deported for breaking the law do you really think Gloria will help her? What timing. I smell a big fat rat.Shame on you Jerry Brown. I was taught that if you have to cheat to get something it isn't worth having. Win Meg win and help bring jobs back to California.

1380 days ago
460.

Daniel    

Even if "Arnold with a wig" as Meg is known in California, manages to win she will get punk'd the same way the Terminator got punk'd when he went up against the State Legislature. Meg won't be able to do jack, just like Arnold hence the name "Arnold with a wig". She's just a RICH girl who wants to say that she runs California. She won't run S**T.

1380 days ago
461.

Carmen Sepulveda     

Gloria’s Allred’s client, Nicky Diaz, is a criminal illegal alien who stole an American citizen’s identity, committed multiple offenses including, but not limited to, perjury, identity theft, stealing a federal do***ent (a Social Security Card which is a punishable Federal offense), and attempted extortion by claiming that Whitman still owes her back pay. Whitman did nothing wrong. Meg Whitman got the employee from an employment agency and was assured by the agency that their employee was legal. Nicky Diaz showed the Whitmans, who are no do***ent experts, a number of forged do***ents, which included a copy of the Social Security Card she stole, a drivers license which no one seems to know how she got, and a copy of Federal form I9, which she perjured. The Whitmans paid Nicky Diaz $23.00 dollars an hour and paid all her state, federal, social security, and other taxes. I’m sure there are plenty of legal citizens of California who would be very happy to have a job where they received even half that, considering the sad economic conditions the Democrats have created in California. The Whitmans fired Nicky Diaz only after they found out their employee was committing Social Security fraud.

What Allred, Jerry Brown, and the LA Times, are doing is perpetrating a fraud, by knowingly making false allegations against Whitman, complete with phony victim. That is known as a scam which many courts would consider fraudulent activity. While Allred and company were conducting their operation to undermine Meg Whitman’s campaign they failed to mention the close political alliance between Gloria Allred and Jerry Brown, which fortunately, Fox News has been all over since the story broke, and to which Brown’s campaign finally admitted to Fox News today.

Finally, why is Gloria Allred harboring an illegal alien criminal? There are also laws on the books for aiding and abetting criminals too, which Allred, in perpetrating this scam, is guilty. From where I sit a scam is considered a fraud which is a punishable offense.

In the end it will backfire on Allred, Brown, and the criminal herself, who hopefully, will be put behind bars where she belongs, then deported, instead of the monetary gain and legal citizenship she was likely promised. Gloria Allred should be disbarred, then sued by the Whitmans for defamation.

Instead of Hispanic Americans focusing on this bogus story, they should be asking themselves what kind of people are Jerry Brown, Gloria Allred, the unions, and those who run the LA Times, to exploit an illegal Hispanic alien to advance Jerry Brown’s political career. That’s the real story here.

1380 days ago
462.

Peg    

Talk about missing the point people! It's not about how much her housekeeper was paid after working for Whitman for 9 years. It's about the fact that Whitman has placed so much political capital on punishment for anyone who hires illegal workers! Whitman is a liar and a hypocrite who is attempting to buy her way into governement

1380 days ago
463.

thomas spreeman    

that hispanic woman was here illegaly to start with false id not
here real ss number,whitman hired her from so called upstanding
agency,she was here illegaly to start with and nothing but a liar,tough **** for her,its blackmail because whitman has money
pure and simple,deport her ass back where she came from along with allred. period

1380 days ago
464.

whydoyouneedmyemail    

another hysterical bit** who thinks crying and gnashing of teeth will get attention and sympathy. I have none. the wet back was making 10$ an hour more than me, at a job a trained monkey can do.

1380 days ago
465.

Daniel    

Jerry Brown marched with Cesar Chavez in support of Farm Workers who were being taken advantage of by people like Meg Whitman.

Meg marches with anti-Hispanic Pete Wilson, her campaign manager.
Remember who helped throw Pete out and put Arnold in.

That is the political reality in California. Hasta la vista, baby. Notice how Meg supporters like to throw around the words "wetback", sp*c, etc. What's that tell you about her views if she attracts that type.

1380 days ago
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