|(Diaz and Whitman)|
Then, later came THE SHOWDOWN AT NOON at which time celebrated attorney Gloria Allred produced a copy of the 2003 letter from the Social Security Administration notification sent to Whitman and her husband indicating their was a discrepancy in their maid's Social Security number. The letter also asked for some correction and documentation. This letter was allegedly partially filled out by Whitman's husband and given to Nicky Diaz for her to complete some of the questions on the SSA questionnaire. There was a hand written note at the bottom of the letter (saying, 'Nicky, please check this, thanks') in Whitman's husbands hand writing (verified) to Nicky Diaz. Allred also has evidence of subsequent SSA notifications to Whitman reinforcing the 2003 letter but didn't present hen at "the showdown".
|(Allred left-Whitman right)|
And even later, Gloria Allred went on the radio with more comments. Coming across like a 'sleaze', especially when she compared Nicky Diaz to Rosa Parks. She did say she has "more" stuff. Sleaze or not, Allred has potent evidence to support her claims.
Accordingly, ALLRED WINS THE MEDIA WAR!
In this instant case, Allred will file a civil case against Whitman. Those documents will ask for mileage reimbursement and back wages owed, wages not paid during the maids course of employment. The suit will also ask for punitive damages for 'humiliation' and 'disrespect' among other disparagement's.
The Civil Matter 'test of proof'' is based on a 'preponderance of the evidence'; meaning that the evidence only has to lean to one side or another. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is not part of the civil law. It appears that Allred has her civil proof.
But we believe this case will never go to trial. We predict that after a year or so of negotiation, Whitman's housekeeper will doubtless get compensation for the work she did outside the 15 hours a week for which she was paid AND there will be punitive damages paid. Probably in a million dollar range of which Allred will get somewhere between 30% and 60% of the 'take'.
So why all the 'hoopla' about MAIDGATE? We're not sure. Of course a great part, if not all, of it is purely politically motivated. And, what's so shocking about a CEO of a major company turned politician Lying and being Hypocritical? Such is the nature of both in most cases.
One quality we see is in the sloppy way a candidate for a governorship has handled a broadside political 'HIT'. And the question immediately comes to mind as to how 'sloppy' will Meg Whitman be as a political neophyte taking on the politics of the worlds 8th largest economy.
Certainly, there will be more. Look for a strike against Jerry Brown from the Whitman camp very soon.