LOS ANGELES (AP) —Attorney Gloria Allred has refused again to disclose how she came to represent an illegal immigrant housekeeper Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman employed for nine years.

At a news conference Tuesday, her third in a week, Allred said the former maid, Nicky Diaz Santillan, was referred to her by a fellow attorney. But she added that it’s her law firm’s policy not to disclose who made the referral. She also declined to say whether the attorney had any connection to Whitman’s opponent, Democratic state Attorney General Jerry Brown.

Allred says Whitman knew for years that Diaz Santillan was an illegal immigrant.

Whitman says she didn’t know until last year when Diaz Santillan told her. She says that’s when she fired her.

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Comments (40)
  1. Honest One says:

    If you run for office of any kind. You should be aware of all the things you do in your past that will come to haunt you. Especially if it makes you look like a hypocrite.

    1. Jon says:

      Diaz and Allred should both be deported.

      1. A Pendejo says:

        Deport Meg
        She exported US jobs to China

      2. ac says:

        Deport Meg to China

      3. JD says:

        If you were the president of a billion dollar company you are REQUIRED to do what it takes to improve their bottom line, even if that means moving jobs elsewhere. As president her loyalties are to her company, not american workers who demand wages that the market cannot support. If Whitman worked for you and decided to keep these jobs in the US at a loss to the company, you would be a fool to keep her as an employee.

    2. Dorothy Wilson says:

      Truth: An illegal immigrant worked in Meg Whitman’s home for NINE YEARS as a domestic worker.
      Truth: Meg Whitman said that she DID NOT KNOW that her domestic worker was an illegal immigrant.
      Question: Is Meg Whitman lying? At the time when she WAS NOT thinking of being GOVERNOR, not even thinking of voting for a GOVENOR, but just thinking of hiring CHEAP LABOR for her home, she was FULLY AWARE, for 7 to 9 years, that the woman working in her home was an illegal immigrant. Suddenly, when Meg Whitman wants to be GOVERNOR, she kicks the worker out as a “scoundrel”, howling insults and degrading language.

      1. Buck says:

        Regardless of what she knew $23 an hour is awsome wages. Not cheap help

  2. rjsmitty says:

    So let me get this right she came here illegally and broke the law in doing that . then she steals a a SSN to get work and produces a drivers lic. ( which i thought was a privilege to get apparently not) and i am suppose to believe anything this woman says ? This only proves that these illegal’s come here from all over and just continue to brake laws and game the system. Were is the outrage why do i have to fallow the rules and the laws and these people do not.

    1. Peter archer says:

      its the same thing dude. these executives and company owenrs cheat on their taxes and try to give the lowest benefit they could to employees. same crooks, just different levels and ways.

  3. Marilyn says:

    The maid is a liar and guilty of perjury. Why should we believe her. Goria Allred is a sleasy attorney who exploits people liike Nicky Diaz.

    1. hypocrite says:

      go back to work on the whitman campaign… you got plenty work to do

  4. Mufon says:

    Is there no sating the ugly Allred’s appetite for publicity? Her self-centered grandstanding and piousness will cost Brown the election. And this is coming from a Brown supporter.

  5. debra says:

    Throw them both out of the country….they are SLEAZE.

  6. chris says:

    I like brown alot. And agree with everything he says EXCEPT his view on illegals! How can you be an american citizen and support those people!!! I hope to God he doesn’t win! We need alot more security and border patrol to keep them OUT and send em back every last one of them!!!!

  7. rjsmitty says:

    I have just finished 12 months of research over the media and found that they don’t just report news they skew are imply there view on news and in some case’s they just refuse to report the news in an attempt to control what you are expose to under a ruse of “for the good of the people” and in an attempt to steer you to the conclusion that they want you to end at. This my friend should frighten you as you can not just turn the TV on and believe what you hear or see you must do your own investigation and research for the what they don’t want you to have which is the TRUTH.

  8. Kevin says:

    Allred is a sick attention seeking slime ball. Diaz is a liar, thief, and a forger. I’m sorry to say I won’t be supporting the democrats this election with career politicians like Brown in the democratic leadership.

    1. Mary says:

      What are you going to do when he wins?

  9. Carol says:

    Will ICE be waiting for them upon their arrival? I’m no Meg Whitman fan but Nicky Diaz is a criminal and should be treated as such.

    As for Gloria Allred, she’s a leech and has no bearing on how I’ll vote this election. Even if both candidates are losers (Meg’s a liar and Jerry is just too “older” to be in office).

  10. bdj says:

    Nicky Diaz should be prosecuted for using false id to obtain a job, but Meg should have done her homework when she hired her. As for Gloria, she is just an attention getter.

    1. alo says:

      Meg used an employment agency to hire Nicky Diaz, and its the employment agency’s job to do their homework with background checks and employment verifications. Meg was told Diaz was okay to work, only to find out she’s got a stolen identity. I don’t like Meg, but what could she have done in that case? The focus is all on Meg when really it needs to be on the employment agency who obviously did not do the proper background checks

  11. G. man says:

    Why is it that illegal’s can come into our country illegally, lie and steal our identity, social security, etc. and our American government continues to ignore it? They even get our American jobs. Or have a few kids in America, so they can have a pass to stay here and get on welfare. And another thing; Why is it that an illegal have to commit a crime before they decide send him back? Didn’t they already break the law when they first came over here illegally?

    1. peter archer says:

      why is it that we dont go after and prosecute and condemn the business owners and companies who hire these illegal immigrants? without opportunites, they wont come here right? why dont we stop giving free welfare to illegals? WHY, becasue most business owners who hire illegals are WHITE and we dont want toblame them! because its mostly white people who supply the free stuff we give to illegals for welfare and they can overcharge our government! thats why.

  12. AudrieLaurel says:

    So much hatred and intolerance for human rights. Are any of you christian? Christ said “I was a stranger and you made me welcome” (Mt 25:35) Mary and Joseph were emigrants to Egypt as refugees. Think before expressing such lack of hospitality as a nation. Out of legals are they are addressed by some of you are some of or all our ancestors from Europe, Asia and around the world. This is mostly directed to Mexican and Central and South American migrants. Racism at it’s best!

    1. rjsmitty says:

      I think every one is for Human Rights . The problem is Human Rights has NOTHING to do with illegal aliens and is absolutely sad and insulting to the people that suffer from Human Rights abuse when you try to connect the two . You should be ashamed of yourself and you should apologize to the people that truly suffer from human rights abuse.

    2. alo says:

      This is not about human rights or racism..its about a STOLEN IDENTITY, which is a crime no matter what country you’re in or from. If she was Canadian with a stolen SSN, I’m sure we’d still all be as mad about it. And I agree with rjsmitty…this is not a human rights issue and its disgusting you’re calling it such.

    3. peter archer says:

      why only blame illegals from mexico? there are more illegals from Canada, Russia. oh because their white so its ok There are also a lot of europeans who come here and work illegally, buts its ok because their white skinned. also, there are a lot of Middle eastern illegals. why dont we blame them as well?

  13. ginny24 says:

    I don’t need to hear anything more from Gloria. Isn’t enough enough, this is getting old and she andher client no sympathy.

  14. rick says:

    @AudrieLaurel no one here is talking about legit immigration yes most of us are from someplace else but we came here legal yes the people that came with chris columbus didnt have visa’s but there also was no law limiting it back then there is a law now and people who dont follow it have no rights here at all

  15. Bill Anderson says:

    For get it ,I am voting for Meg. and Carly.This little act by gloria allred, has put the topper on the cake,And jerry brown,this show he will do nothing about illeagal’s
    Thanks gloria for letting us see this,You are all in bed togather,

  16. john says:

    Yes your billionare hero is a hyprocite by hiring an illegal. Funny how much whites defend her when she in fact never voted in her life, yet you will vote for her.

    Funny how bigots claim immigrants drain the sytem, when in fact the come here to work, just ask your hero Meg about that.

    1. JD says:

      “Nicky” lied to obtain a driver’s license, a social security number and a job that paid her very well. She is not an immigrant; she is a criminal. Also the fact that you say “Funny how much whites defend her…” Makes YOU the bigot and the hyprocite. You do not know what you are talking about. People like you should not vote.

      1. rjsmitty says:

        Well said JD !

  17. Buck says:

    Allred comes on my tv. I change channel. Thank u for 500 channels directv

  18. rjsmitty says:

    Your interpretation of the bible is your opinion and should be keep to your self . When people of a nation want there immigration laws and rules followed this makes them a racist ? You should not use a word that offends so many when you don’t understand the meaning of that word . I will except your apologies , but i will be less kind when you do it again.

  19. JD says:

    Gloria Allred is a horrible person.

  20. Marilyn says:

    Allred won’t say who connected her to the maid. That speaks volumes. If it was a credible source she would acknowlege how she met the maid. Gloria and Jerry – a match maid in sleaze heaven.

  21. bdj says:

    Why is everyone ready to connect Gloria and Jerry together on this? It is possible, however unlikely, that this is not connected in anyway with Jerry. We should be non- judgmental, and even include Meg. Remember innocent until proven guilty.

  22. Calgal says:

    JD gets it. Unfortunately some of you other posters don’t.

  23. It\\\’s important to know about people if you are planning to hire them as employees or contractors, or anyone else with access to things that are important to you.

    You can\\\’t tell by looking at someone if they are trustworthy. The best thing to do is to do a criminal background check. You can do them online in minutes and then feel secure that you did your homework. You can never be too careful.

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