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Whitman maid controversy hits 'SNL'

October 11, 2010 |  8:04 am

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Nicky-gate hit the big time over the weekend.

The scandal over GOP gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman and the illegal immigrant she employed as a housekeeper for nine years was already national news, but on Saturday, it was the focus of the opening skit of "Saturday Night Live."

The skit skewered Gloria Allred, the celebrity attorney who represents Nicandra Diaz Santillan, the former housekeeper.

In a segment called “Ask Gloria Allred,” an actress playing the attorney (and clad in Allred’s trademark red blazer) is hailed as “a true legal superstar recognized the world over for her near round-the-clock television appearances, and as a tireless champion for society’s forgotten victims,” including “Tiger Woods’ mistresses Nos. 2, 5, 9 and 11.”

She faced a series of tough questions, ending with whether a special circle in hell exists for Allred.

“Who knows? All I can say is I sincerely hope so. That would be nice. Well, that’s it for tonight’s show. We’ll see you next week. Until then, please pay attention to me,” the actress playing Allred says, before delivering the trademark opening line: "And live from New York, it’s 'Saturday Night!'"

-- Seema Mehta in Los Angeles

Video credit: NBC