Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Another Gloria Allred Circus in Kalifornia
It's a good thing I decided to keep my (slightly touched up ) photo of Gloria Allred in my computer's picture gallery. I knew I'd need it sooner or later. As if everything else wasn't crazy enough in California, now here comes LA's most notorious ambulance chaser, celebrity lawyer and attorney to women who don't need lawyers, Gloria Allred.
Today, Allred held another one of her famous press conference's this time to insert herself in our already ridiculous governor's race between "Run-Down" Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman. Today, Gloria introduced the world to one Nicki Diaz Santillon, who claims she worked as a nanny for Whitman and her husband, Dr Griffith Rutherford Harsh IV..........
...for nine years.
Santillon, who is, in Allred's words, "an undocumented worker", reportedly was fired in 2009 when Whitman announced she was running for governor of California (Whitman, not Santillon). Santillon alleges that she was hired to work for the family though an employment agency and was paid $23 an hour for a 15-hour work week. She alleges that she had to work extra hours for no pay doing things like dropping off Dr Griffith Rutherford Harsh IV....
....at the airport.
She also alleges that on at least one occasion, Whitman received a letter from the Social Security Administration notifying her that the social security number Santillon had supplied did not match. Allegedly, Whitman told Santillon to check into it and took no further action until 2009 when she was fired.
Allred, as usual, pulled out all the stops in describing Santillon as a victim of exploitation by Whitman and Dr Griffith Rutherford Harsh IV....
But hey! It's even more ridiculous if you read Allred's full statement.
(It was a nightmare, but she stayed for 9 years.)
Whitman responded to the charges by saying that it is all......
Why is it that Allred has the need to insert herself into every controversy that comes down the pike? You talk about self-promotion.
So add this saga to the on-going circus that is California, a state in which they can't execute killers because it might hurt and the lethal chemicals have an expiration date. The question is who will save us. What this state needs is a super-hero as governor.
Well, maybe we just didn't choose the right super-hero. Who can rescue us from 4-8 years of "Run-Down" Jerry Brown or Meg Whitman, not to mention never-ending press conferences by Gloria Allred? I nominate my favorite superhero......