Gloria Allred’s Second Press Conference About Meg Whitman’s Former Housekeeper Nicky Diaz Santillan

Here’s the response to this morning’s presser from Meg Whitman about former housekeeper Nicky Diaz Santillan.

Gloria says that there will be no statement from Nicky today because it was emotionally-challenging for her to speak out yesterday.

And off we go:

Statement from Gloria:

An April 22, 2003 letter from the Social Security Administrationshows that the SSN provided by Nicky was problematic. The letter tells recipients to ask the employee for the employee’s SSN, but Meg didn’t do that. Meg’s husband partially filled out the SSA form and then handed it to Nicky with a note saying, “Nicky, please check this.” The Whitmans wanted an undocumented worker because undocumented workers are easier to manage.

Meg Whitman lied to the press and the public when she said that, “We never received that letter and  notification.”

Meg is exposed as a liar an a hypocrite. She should apologize to Nicky the press and the public. 

Nicky is a hero. She is the Rosa Parks of the movement to gain respect for Latinos and all those who work so hard in households today.


Blowups showing the letter and quotes from Meg including handwriting from Meg’s husband: “Nicky, please check this. Thanks”

Q and A:

1. Let’s see if Meg will continue to deny knowledge of the letter.

2. Nicky says she only got the mail when the Whitmans were on vacation.

3. Nicky asserts that the handwriting is from Dr. Harsh. If the Whitmans would like to deny that, I’d like to know. Let’s see what they say. Nicky says she knows his handwriting.

4. I think this evidence speaks for itself. If Meg wants to take a lie detector test, that’s fine. I won’t tell Meg what to do.

5. My client doesn’t need to take a lie detector test. That’s irrelevant.

6. Many people hold onto documents for a long time. I’m glad Nicky did so.

7. Nicky knew she wanted to do something about what she suffered. Nicky was terminated in June 2009 because Nicky was gathering legal documents.

8. Nicky contacted a lawyer and that lawyer contacted me. That’s how I came to represent Nicky.

9. People who aren’t rich and powerful deserve to have representation.

10. I have had no contact with anybody in the Jerry Brown campaign.

11. I don’t know how Jerry Brown’s people knew two weeks ago about this issue. Maybe they knew something, I don’t know.

12. I don’t know why Meg would wait months after declaring her run for Governor to fire Nicky.

13. I think Meg saying “we” didn’t know is significant. Meg chose that word. I’m a former English teacher, I think words matter.

14. Let’s just see if Dr. Harsh will deny that this is his handwriting. If he denies it then we might offer more proof. I have no comment on any other evdience we  have.

15. I won’t say the name of the attorney who referred Nicky to me.

16. Nicky is not working at this time.

17. Nicky’s taking an enormous risk. She’s demonstrating more courage than anyone I’ve met during the decades I’ve been practising law. We shouldn’t underestimate how bright many housekeepers are.

18. We haven’t offered Nicky any money.

19. Nicky’s worked more than 15 hours per week and was told by the Whitmans that she wouldn’t get paid for anything more. Her back wages are probably not a significant sum.

20. I’m here to support Nicky and provide the truth about what happened to her.

Gloria might come back with another press conference soon if the Whitmans want to deny today’s allegations.

Now we’re off to the Spanish language part of the program.

To Be Continued…

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12 Responses to “Gloria Allred’s Second Press Conference About Meg Whitman’s Former Housekeeper Nicky Diaz Santillan”

  1. Young Independent says:

    Nicky Diaz is a lovely, beautiful person and Gloria Allred is the US’ most important public intellectual around today.

    Meg Whitman, by contrast, is utter filth and should consider suicide.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It would be nice if you could keep your naming references correct. You can reference numbers, 16, 17, and 19 as compared to your other points..

  3. sfcitizen says:

    Roger. Fixed it all, I think…

  4. Anonymous says:

    … If you’re going to correct this story, you should also probably correct the previously posted Whitman one this morning… and your blog’s header tagline “we AT the combination of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” You at it? You are it? You ate it?

  5. sfcitizen says:

    Well, give me the numbers and I’ll fix ’em. I conflated Gloria with Nicky is what I did at the end there.

    There are 3640 hits for the exact phrase “We at the combination….” That should be proof enough of its correctitude.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Just because a phrase is used by ghetto black people, that doesn’t make it “correctitude”… it makes it ebonics. ( While it might be considered “socially trendy” to adopt the vernacular, at the end of the day you still just come off looking retarded.

    No need to respond, I certainly don’t intend on returning to this site as a valid place to be informed.

  7. sfcitizen says:

    Dude, it’s just the Internet….

  8. independent2012 says:

    Has anyone given thought to what is going to happen to this illegal immigrant after November when the lefties are done using her?

  9. Peter says:

    Well Anon, I’ve never regarded this site as a valid place to be informed, and you don’t hear me chirping. Lay off of him, he’s doing his best with what he’s got.

  10. Joelene says:

    Im a housekeeper and I wish Nikki would get deported today (which she will eventually) She gives housekeepers a bad name. Not only is she a liar and a thief. But by betraying the people she worked after such a long time, she proves that she is a weasel. SHE DOES NOT SPEAK FOR HOUSEKEEPERS.

  11. Kris says:

    Nikki lied to and betrayed her former employer. Who in the world will now hire any Hispanic person to do anything? So what if they have a ss card and driver’s license; chances are they are fake. Who would take that risk? And about Allred, she is no more than a self-serving prostitute.

  12. Tustin Joe says:

    Let’s see? Illegally here, Illegal driver’s License, False SSN, doing a $23.00 an hour job that no one else will do (right), too afraid to quit but not afraid to break a bunch of laws, Felonies I might Add and probably is registered to vote -wonder which party?
    Sounds like a real up standing citizen…. Maybe someone at the CA DMV should be deported along with her.