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Gloria Allred alleges Meg Whitman knowingly employed an undocumented worker in her home for 9 years

September 29, 2010 | 11:30 am

Attorney Gloria Allred is alleging that her client was an undocumented worker while serving as a housecleaner and nanny for nine years in the home of Meg Whitman, the Republican nominee for governor.

Allred said Whitman caused the worker to "feel exploited, disrespected, humiliated, and emotionally and financially abused."

The worker alleges Whitman knew she was here illegally but did not act on it until she decided to run for governor last year.

"'Don't ask don't tell' may have become, 'Oh my God she will tell if I continue to employ her,'" said Allred.

Allred said she will file a claim for unpaid wages and mileage reimbursement.

-- Evan Halper in Sacramento