Wednesday, September 29, 2010
LA lawyer Allred to file lawsuit against Whitman *updated: Whitman fired illegal immigrant who gave false information
This post has been updated several times, keep scrolling for updates.
LA lawyer Gloria Allred is apparently filing a lawsuit against Meg Whitman on behalf of a former housekeeper. Sound kinda familiar? Allred also surfaced during '03 recall w/allegations against Schwarzenegger.
People should wait and see how this plays out before leaping to conclusions.
Update #1: Whitman team is holding a presser, says the housekeeper confessed in '09 that she wasn't a legal citizen. Had provided false information and was fired.
Whitman team is also pointing out Allred has been a Jerry Brown donor since 1982.
So far the Whitman campaign is doing a great job staying ahead of the news on this Allred lawsuit. We'll wait to see what Allred has to say.
Update #2: Press conference underway and the lawsuit sounds lame as all getout. The lawsuit alleges unfair working conditions, pregnancy discrimination, firing for poltical reasons.
Update #3: Whitman camp says they are about to debunk the Allred/Brown publicity attempt.
Update #4: The Democrats have their new meme: Meg Whitman employed undocumented worker for 9 years. And the Sacramento Bee is following right along with the Dem talking points: Meg Whitman employed illegal immigrant, campaign says
Update #5: Duane Patterson's take: let me get this straight. meg hires woman vetted through an agency, pays $23/hr, fires her when she learns she's illegal, & meg's bad?
Update #6: Michelle Malkin gets it wrong. Whitman campaign response to the Allred press conference is here.