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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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We had a Martian house maid for 9 years, but we NEVER suspected she was from Mars even though she spoke with a heavy Martian accent. Haw, haw, haw.

1481 days ago


God I detest her and the rest of feebay "royalty". The whole "election" (HA! HA! HA!) is such a joke. Funny how BILLIONAIRES are always the ones who get elected to represent "The People". Kind of like in "The People's" republic of China. Speaking of China, she IS STILL one of the main players who is CURRENTLY selling FeePay and the rest of the western world out to China. Such a good Republican. Not a socialist at all... nope. Not even a little... Much closer to a straight out, red star carrying, communist SKANK.

1480 days ago

Maril Sing    

Nicky Diaz is the only criminal here. She is an illegal alien and does not belong in this country. She was being paid $23.00 per hour -- a whole lot more than many, many Americans. That job could have gone to a legal citizen of this country. There are so many immigrants in this country who are following proper protocol, waiting patiently to become an American citizen legally. The criminals who slither across our borders illegally should not be rewarded. Now that we know that Nicky is an illegal alien, she should be systematically deported -- IMMEDIATELY! She has the audacity to come forward crying her crocodile tears when she is a criminal.

There are between 12 – 20 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States, taxing our economy and depleting our resources. Illegal immigration is a crime and should be treated as such. Anyone who is here illegally, should be apprehended, detained and deported. If they re-cross the border after their initial deportation, it should be a FELONY – not a misdemeanor. Perhaps, a few years of incarceration will give these illegal aliens enough of a tangible penalization to force them to think twice about re-entering the United States illegally. Illegal immigrants flagrantly and blatantly violate our laws, and there MUST be severe consequences to deter them from repeated breaches. We MUST assume a posture of ZERO TOLERANCE TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION…

1480 days ago


Oh dear, working for Meg was a nightmare? Why didn't the bitch quit. oh, right - that 23 bucks an hour was just too tempting. That bitch handed in a fake SS number and fake ID - and was sent to Meg from some agency. How the hell is Meg supposed to know she's illegal? And just WHOSE SS number did this thieving bitch use? Sure, the legal whore doesn't give two ****s about the person's whose identity this illegal bitch stole.

Kick her the hell out of the country - NOW. If CA had ignored that filthy judge's dismissal of prop 187, CA would not be BANKRUPT today. Parasites - that is what they are, with their anchor poop - who should be stripped of citizenship.

Citizens need jobs? Give them jobs as bounty hunters of illegals. SHOOT to kill. That would get them the hell out of here. We are at WAR with Mexico - not with Afghanistan or Iraq. It's about time that war got finished - destroy freaking Mexico - let Calderon handle his trash or get bombed like Dresden was bombed. DO IT. It's way past time.

1480 days ago



1480 days ago


Please don't let Meg throw California under the bus. Don't let her outsource our future with her slash and burn tactics.

1480 days ago


Why blame Meg.Blame the agency who Mrs Whitman hired her.Another plan to get more out of us Tax payers. $23.00 per hour for 9 years.Not a bad days pay.This is bull crap.....send all illegal ailens back and pay an AMERICAN $23.00 per hour. Ill take the problem.America wake up..get rid of all Illegal ailens send them back like Austrailia does.Sick of this immigration crap.

1480 days ago


23 dolares es poco hay que ser descarado todo es un chantaje politico muy sucio y ella tratar de lograr la recidencia con sus lagrimas fingidas yo hera democrata haora se acabo estos nos quitan el trabajo y traidores

1480 days ago


First we get The Terminator, now Mrs. Potato Head. Who's next, The Frito Bandido?

1480 days ago


Just because you can run a gigantic garage sale doesn't mean you can run California. The Republican Terminator thought he could make a difference, but after 9 years the state is in the worst shape ever. Queen Meg won't do any better if she wins, which I think she won't. Meg get rid of that repulsive perfume... its called PeteWilsonProp187 and Californians don't like it.

1480 days ago


just wondering how many other illegal activities Ms. Diaz Santillan is involved with. I hope authorities are doing a thorough investigation of her entire life in u.s. to determine if she or family members have gained public funds through misuse of do***entation. I also hope authorities are looking at Ms. Whitman. If she hired this lady and knew she was an undo***ented alien she also should be held accountable.

1479 days ago


So let me get this right....She (the spic) comes into this country KNOWING that she is ILLEGAL, then she get's a FAKE social security number which is ILLEGAL, and she works for 9 years without paying ANY taxes at a 23$ an hour job and now this spic thinks her old boss should be thrown under the bus for doing something that she thinks is ILLEGAL ??!!!!!! Burn her lying, cheating, s***my a$$!!!! Gloria you are disrespectful to ALL Americans and you are just as s***my as this spic is, all you want is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ get a SOUL!!!!

1479 days ago


Her fat ass needs to be deported now that everyone knows she's an illegal along with whatever anchor babies she might have.

1479 days ago

Alex Webster    

What Daniel and some of the other posters seem to not know is Cesar Chavez fought AGAINST illegal immigration. It hurt his farm workers and hurts many UNION laborers. And as for Jerry Brown…even his supporters in the teacher's Unions (I am a member of the California Federation of Teachers and attended last March's convention) know him to be a liar. Meg Whitman may or may not be the best choice for Governor, but if Jerry Brown is elected, we might as well torch the state now and collect the insurance.

1479 days ago


i hope this poor woman wins her lawsuit. then i hope the IRS goes after her for 9 years of the taxes that she didn't pay. when she can't pay those taxes they can deport her and not feel bad about it. if you were a citizen of the U.S. and admitted to not paying taxes for nine years you bet your a@$ they would be coming for their share.

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