Mired in "nannygate" allegations, California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has found a trusty ally in her effort to fight back against the "explosive" assertions made by Gloria Allred. Fox News's Greta Van Susteren, who recently hosted the celebrity lawyer on her show, has welcomed Allred back for round two of verbal sparring over the validity of the claims made by Whitman's former housekeeper.
Allred tried to deflect criticism by saying her client wanted to "speak out so that people would know who Meg Whitman really is," but Van Susteren was unwilling to indulge the lawyer's talking points. "The first thing for a lawyer to do is to protect the client not throw the client out to the wolves," Greta countered. "If you can’t protect the client you shouldn’t do the job." After a few more back-and-forths, the exasperated host appears to give up: "you can't keep making this stuff up," she tells Allred.
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