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Meg Whitman: My Maid's Full of It

9/29/2010 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Meg Whitman's campaign just gave us documents suggesting that her former maid, Nicky Diaz Santillan, actually lied to Meg about her immigration status when she was hired back in 2000.

Whitman maid.

The documents, which Whitman claims Nicky filled out and signed back in 2000 during her application for employment, appear to show that the maid stated under the penalty of perjury that she was a "lawful permanent resident" of the United States.

Whitman also claims Nicky provided her with a social security card and valid California Driver's License with her employment application ... which Meg kept and has now handed over to TMZ.

Whitman has also issued a statement on the matter, saying ... "After 9 years of faithful service, Nicky came to us in June 2009 and confessed that she was an illegal worker."  Whitman continues, "Nicky has falsified the hiring documents and personal information she provided to the employment agency that brought her to us in 2000."

And, Whitman continues, "I believe Nicky is being manipulated by Gloria Allred for political and financial purposes during the last few weeks of a hotly contested election."

Whitman concludes, "This is a shameful example of the politics of personal destruction practiced by people like Jerry Brown and Gloria Allred.  The charges are without merit."

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511.

hiphop    

she was making $47,480 a year based on 40 hour work week, plus maybe goverment Assistance for kids, home, food and more. there are legal american that don't make that kind of money. i bet if yopu really add it up she was probaly making close to or more than $60...,000 a year

1382 days ago
512.

G    

Gloria Allred is just another hot shot lawyer who thinks she can convince the people to not vote for Meg. There's nothing bad about what Meg did to Nicky. She's lucky that she had a job that paid so well without papers. It's the agency's fault. Don't believe everything you hear from Allred she just wants to become famous! I'm still voting for Meg better than that old grumpy looking good for nothing atty general Brown.

1382 days ago
513.

maria martinez    

Diaz intercepted the letter, it's very possible.

Is this the way Meg treats "family"?

Latinos Unite! Down with Meg!

1381 days ago
514.

sharyn    

This is such a non-story. Should we be mad because Meg hired her or fired her ?. She was hired through an agency, it was the agency's job to make sure she was legal. The housekeeper herself says meg fired right after she told her she not legal. This will backfire on Allred. meg has my vote

1381 days ago
515.

Helen    

Meg has done everything correctly..terminated Nicky's employment. An illegal immigrant is not supposed to work and stay in this country. Nicky should be deported immediately. Where is the law and justice? I support Meg. Sacramento needs a business mega woman badly. Let's vote all the useless, big spenders, and idiots demoncrats out of the office.

Latinos Unite and all go down to hell!!!!!

1381 days ago
516.

JohnnyO    

I'm a Democratic and a Mexican American. But My fathers waited in line. Got the right papers and now legal. But my other fellow Mexicans are cutting in line causing problems. Making my race at shame. First come first serve. How they want it. Is for example. cutting in front of the line at MacDonald's and then have you pay for their meals. And in top of that. Learn to speak Spanish!
Now all you White American's. You make me laugh. Soon My Mexicans friends will have you lick their Assholds. And You'll do it too.
So learn how to speak Spanish as well. Well cause of this.
I'm voting Meg all the way. And I'm a Mexican American.
When is the Housekeeping bitch sent out of here!

1381 days ago
517.

DRS    

OMG! I'm shocked! Someone falsified their do***entation so that they could obtain employment in the United States. This must be a very rare occurrence. The whole issue with this girl and Gloria Allred is so politically blatant it's pitiful. But the really pitiful part is that after Whitman is elected Allred won't remember this girl's name. "After the beep please leave a message if know someone with loads of money that we can shake down in the name of victimization. Beeepppp."

1381 days ago
518.

Narodnik    

SHOOT the god damned maid. Put a boundy on their heads for bankrupting states - and get RID of the damned liberal elite bleeding hearts that force non-elites to have to endure the presence of these illegals - and other of society's destroyers. CLEAN HOUSE. The judge that threw out Prop 187, voted for by tax paying citizens in what is supposed to be Representative Gov - that judge should be put on trial and shot for treason. Nothing less. It's gone way too far.

1380 days ago
519.

Joanne    

OMG...and we want a Governor like this?

Just read all this information on her and her sons! This shows you the type of individual she is..they think they are so hot since they are Billionares! They mean nothing to us here in Ca...why does she and her family not go back to the East where they came from? They should be some ashamed...pitiful and racists slurs from her kid? Being a Billionare and acting like your privileged shows a lack of class! Wealthy people do not act like this. This is flat out rude! She really had nothing before she came to E Bay...and now she is something. OMG...look back over your life. This woman, her ways, her lies and her sons actions make me ill. Im sorry, I need to vomit now! -lol

Here is the article

http://www.ivygateblog.com/2010/06/how-will-princeton-grad-meg-whitman-explain-her-princeton-failure-sons-in-her-california-governor-election/

1380 days ago
520.

Bill    

Its another reason why we need Tort reform in the US. When ambulance chasers like Alred and her socialist cohorts like Jerry Brown can gain a headline over a lady doing the right thing can gain anything financial or other wise, its a crime it self. The maid is illegal so she is a criminal and should be put in jail then have her butt dropped over the border.

T

1380 days ago
521.

ML    

Wow, if people out there can't see this is ridiculous -- an illegal, with a sleezy lawyer trying to bring down the republican.
Whitman did nothing wrong. And this Nickie is going to make it difficult for other illegals to keep or get a job. Lets thank the sleezy lawyer for that.

1380 days ago
522.

MB    

I bet Nutmeg wishes she had helped Nicky get an immigration lawyer now. If she treats someone that is supposedly a "member of the family" like this, how is she going to treat Californians if elected Governor?

1379 days ago
523.

Ed    

I agree with the above lady , Louise...Nickie and her grandmother will be and should be charged with a federal offense of reporting income that was never earned. the both stand could receive up to ten years in jail AND should be. Gloria and Jerry Brown..Really is opened the door for a host of charges like fraud, lying to the government, faultily representing her selling her a legal citizen. and the Grandmother is really in worse shape. Nickie IS a real Fraud--Taking social security money that she never earned. stoled money--from taxpaper's- This is federal and ten years at least. Gloria the so called attorney knows all this and gave Nickie a sheet of paper to read her answers and she never even look at the camera's. This is Fraud and it smells like crap!!. There's a Old saying (If it looks like crap and smells like crap it usually is crap.) This whole thing smells like crap and Jerry Brown and fits perfectly into his way of running his type of campaign. Nickie is a pond to Jerry and Gloria and they really don't give a hoot what happens to her after the election??. Investigate Jerry Brown And Gloria Alred and of course Nickie and send her back-please!! jerry and gloria have a long history together and this is his and her plot to destroy a adversary that was better for the people and California. we do not need Jerry Brown in Calif

1379 days ago
524.

Jen    

Timing seems fishy. Why did all of a sudden and right before voting, did her maid confess in the first place? She did right by firing her and she's SMART for keeping all of the information. On top of the fact that apprently she got the maid from an agency so if thats the case why is SHE being sued and not the agency for sending HER an illegal alien to begin with? Because its ALL political and nothing more. This maid has been working for NINE YEARS and RIGHT BEFORE voting she comes clean as to her illegal status just in time to "shed light" on an candidate who "happens to be running for office". It's all bunk. I was planning to vote for the Conservatives ANYWAY but if I weren't...I would now just because I see the LIBS lying through their teeth trying to get in. Guess what? You got voted in and made the wrong choices and now its time for you to go - stop lying and GET OUT!

1379 days ago
525.

j    

How is it possible to work in close association with someone for nine years and not know they are an illegal immigrant? Not very credible. At best it was a don't ask don't tell situation or a classic California wink wink nudge nudge when it comes to hiring illegal immigrants.

Whitman knew her housekeeper was an illegal immigrant, what she didn't know was that she would be running for governor of California one day. Whitman´s cynical acting job in the debate by trying to go on offense against Brown was really beyond the pale. She's obviously got a pathological ability to emote lies with every cell of her being when it suits her... reminded me of Bill Clinton's "I did not have sex with that woman" video.

I do think, though, Allred's letter doesn't mean too much. Hypothetically, it could mean take care of this Nicky we're surprised by this letter or take care of this Nicky we're not surprised by this letter but you had better go and get yourself a better fake social security number. Too ambiguos. It is obvious however that Whitman didn't remember having received it or she would have come up with a better dodge.

I don't agree either that the do***ents released by Whitman showing that her housekeeper lied about her immigration status and had a fake ID exonerates Whitman one bit either. It's just more wink wink nudge nudge stuff designed to create plausible deniability for cheapskate employers. Illegal immigrants don't make it a habit of informing on themselves. We all know this. You have to confront them with a bit more than a form with a checkbox on it.

The cover up is once again proving to be worse than the crime... Whitman is now not only guilty of hypocrisy, but has exposed her elitism (couldn't she have hired an American housekeeper and paid her a fair wage with all her billions for God's sake?), dishonesty, cynicism and callousness for unceremoniously giving the boot to someone she has described as being like a member of her family.

Jerry Brown as far as I can see is guilty only of committing a typical act of politics. Seeing a character flaw in his opponent and publicizing it. Jerry Brown has nothing to be ashamed about for this one, sorry folks. Yes, Allred is a self-serving publicity hound, but Allred thankfully is not running for governor.

It should be no mystery why the housekeeper has come forward, its not a Rosa Parks moment to be sure, it's more like the Big Payback... and I hope she gets it.

1378 days ago
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