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Meg Whitman on Gloria's 'Evidence' -- Not So Fast

9/30/2010 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Meg Whitman's husband just admitted it's "possible" he saw the letter that Gloria Allred claims proves Meg is a "liar" -- but Meg's camp now claims ... the letter actually HELPS Whitman.

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Earlier today, Gloria produced a letter the Social Security Administration -- sent to Whitman's house in 2003 -- a letter Meg said she nor her husband ever received. 

But Gloria fired back ... the letter contains a handwritten note from Meg's husband to the housekeeper -- proving they not only received the letter, but knew their housekeeper was in the U.S. illegally.

Meg's husband, Dr. Griff Harsh, now says while it's "possible" he scribbled on the letter ... "it's important to note what this letter actually says: 'this letter makes no statement about your employee's immigration status."

During a phone interview moments ago, Meg's camp further explained how the letter "completely contradicts the conclusions" made by Allred ... CLICK HERE to listen.

So we gotta ask...


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76.

Gale    

The W-2 submitted to the IRS showed the name as "Nicandra Santillan" The Social Security Card had the name "Nicandra Santillan M" The CA Driver's License is in the name of Nicandra Diaz De Santillan

Please note, per the SSA: no-match of Name & SSN may be the result of "typographical errors, unreported name changes, inaccurate or incomplete employer records or misues of an SSN."

I can tell you from experience that every time I have responded to a letter like that on behalf of a client it has been due to the name on the W-2 not matching the name the SSA has for the SSN number in question and in my cases has always been because of a typographical eror or failure of the employee to update their record with the SSA due to a name change -- i.e., marriage, divorce, or otherwise. It can also be as simple as your middle name being on record with the SSA but not included on the W-2. I do not know what Meg did or did not know, but I sure don't think what Gloria has produced amounts to a smoking gun in any way, shape or form.

1427 days ago
77.

Sandy    

Are there payroll taxes paid on this employee each year or did she become a 1099 employee after that? I'm just saying.... if they switched her after that to a private contractor rather than employee they knew, if they kept filing her as an employee then they didn't. Do some homework TMZ we want to know!

P.S. Does anyone know out of the 15,000 jobs meg "created" for e-bay how many are actually in the USA? Last thing this economy needs is more outsourcing, this is comming from a diehard republican that is getting crap or crapper in this next election. Hey Lungren why don't you run, I'd vote for you!

1427 days ago
78.

Jeannie    

TMZ, You are cruel!
Making us choose choose between Meg Whitman and Gloria Allred. Really! Which is worse!
I cannot stand Gloria, who is an opportunist and an embarrassment to her profession.
Yet Meg Whitman? Come on!
Sadly, in this instance, I am marginally rooting for Gloria.
What does that tell you about Meg Whitman?

1427 days ago
79.

Jeff Becker    

Allred is a thief with a degree. Her daughter is hot.

1427 days ago
80.

Phil    

Meg Whitman has shown her true colors. She can backpeddle all she wants now but the jig is up. Now all of a sudden, after vehemently denying in a press conference this morning, that she and her husband "NEVER EVER" saw the letter, and Meg even saying she would take a polygraph test to prove it... suddenly, after Gloria Alred's press conference showing his hand signed note to the maid, Meg's brilliant doctor husband is saying it's "possible" there was a letter, which he "possibly" read... and "possibly" signed... and "possibly" handed to his maid... and "possibly" never asked for her to give back or confirm that "possibly" any progress was made on a letter sent from the government. The whole thing sounds "possibly" like a BIG FAT LIE! And Med Whitman is supposed to save California and get work done in Sacramento?! Really?! Meg, I hope your 200 million was well spent... you're a liar... liar and your campaign is on fire!

1427 days ago
81.

ex IDOL fan    

Meg is a downright lier plain and simple!!!! She has NO experience in government or how it runs. She hasn't voted in the past 18 years. If's she's elected . . . GOD HELP US ALL!

p.s. When's Harvey coming out of the closet?

1427 days ago
82.

Linda    

If I was a illegal in America I would be mad as hell at Nicky for pulling this kind of ****. Im sure maids in high dollar homes are being asked for more proof now that they are legal. Not only is she hurting her self but her community of illegals because people arent going to want to hire a illegal if they are going to get sued and taken to court. Now that they proof that she is illegal and had false do***ents she should be departed and charged for breaking the law by using a false social security card. Nicky is just shoting herself in the foot and hurting the community.

1427 days ago
83.

dimes    

Meg wouldn't be in nearly so much trouble now if she hadn't been making such a big deal of saying that employers "must be held accountable" when they employ illegal immigrants. She certainly didn't hold herself accountable, nor did she notify anyone when she found out.

As far as Gloria Allred is concerned, who cares about her? Her name isn't on the ballot.

1427 days ago
84.

dwayne    

If you think someone as rich and powerful as meg didn't do a drug and background check on her employees, in her home and watching her kids, then you're really dumb.

1427 days ago
85.

just sayin    

TMZ.... there should be a "They are both lying" button.

1427 days ago
86.

ralph    

If the doctor could not recall receiving the letter and could not recall writing on the letter, how can he be certain that he never spoke to his wife about the letter or the employee's immigration status?

Ultimately this harms the Whitman campaign because it is so insignificant and yet has thrown them off message for two days now. It was entirely predictable. It should have never been more than a one day story, but it looks like it will enter the weekend without resolution.

It is sort of funny that they chastise Nikky for failing to follow-up on the doctor's request. Did SSA send a follow-up after they continued to deposit withholding and social security taxes?

They got one letter seven years ago that they can't remember and then didn't hear a thing about it ever again -- that's their story?

1427 days ago
87.

Hime    

Why is there even a question of whether or not it was known she was an illegal? What does that have to do with anything at all? She's an illegal, detain her, deport her, ban her from re-entering the United States for 10 years, like any other country would do upon finding an illegal alien.

She has no right to sue. She has no right to have a press conference. In fact, she has no rights at all, except her Miranda rights, which should be read to her as they take her in.

I don't care about who's right or wrong here, deport her back to Mexico where she belongs. If she wants to work in the United States she needs a work visa, which she would never get.

Being able to say publicly "I'm standing here right now as an illegal alien" and not being taken in by officers that VERY instant, is what is wrong with America.

1427 days ago
88.

Hank    

She lied, forged do***ents, and took a job away from a legal American - and now has the gall to say it's Meg's fault? Unlike many, Meg did what she was supposed to do - she went through an agency and got a copy of the woman's docs. the maid was the one who did something wrong, not Meg. And now she's saying Meg knew or should have known she was illegal? This is political correctness at it's worst - and will be the end of our country.

1427 days ago
89.

john    

Leave it to the government ,Let the illegals come in to this country and use them against the american citizen, Any contact with illegals or any dealings with them you are breaking the law and the government is going to arrest you, not them, they are the governments tool to get to the american people. This government has sold out to mexico and no one is willing to step up and do something about it , because they are a bunch of cowards and they want our votes.( Bull)

1427 days ago
90.

Flake    

Gloria Allred is an ambulance chaser! What a disgrace. The maid lied on her application and was here illegally. Simple case, deport her ass. The maid deserves nothing but a free flight back home.

1427 days ago
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