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Lady Chiles (Adriana Rodriguez) Responds to Twitter and Facebook Attacks, Refuses to Apologize

A screenshot of the video of Lady Chiles.
A screenshot of the video of Lady Chiles.

Adriana Rodriguez, infamously known as Lady Chiles for recording her domestic employee, has responded to attacks leveled against her on Twitter, Facebook, and other social...




  • Marina Silva, presidential candidate for the Brazilian Socialist Party, campaigns in the Rocinha slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Silva is leading polls in her race against current President Dilma Rousseff and tapping into the widespread frustrations of many Brazilians with a sputtering economy and poor public services, angst that fueled last year's massive anti-government protests. Brazil will hold its presidential election on Oct. 5. (AP Photo)

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  • A rescued mines is helped by rescue workers as he leaves on his own feet the entrance to the El Comal gold and silver mine in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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  • RESENDING RLB101 TO REPLACE CORRUPT FILE - Immigration officials remove Central American migrants from a northbound freight train during a raid by federal police in San Ramon, Mexico, just after midnight on the morning of Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The largest crackdown by Mexican authorities on illegal migration in decades has decreased the flow of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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  • In this July 2, 2014, photo a man works on the rooftop of a home at the Providencia slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil has slipped into recession, with government figures released on Aug. 29, 2014, showing gross domestic product contracting for a second consecutive quarter. Brazil last experienced a recession between October 2008 and February 2009. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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  • In this Aug. 24, 2014, photo, a young man texts a message on his mobile phone while working at the Mayorista Market in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador's Central Bank is getting ready to use electronic currency in which consumers will initially be able to use it to make and receive payments using their cellphones. Ecuador is heralding its plans to create the world’s first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could ultimately replace the country’s existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control.  (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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  • A felled tree lies in the construction site of the Belo Monte dam complex in the Amazon basin on June 15, 2012 near Altamira, Brazil. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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  • The West Indies team poses with the Dhaka Bank Cup after winning the One Day International series between the West Indies and Bangladesh 3 to nil at the Warner Park cricket ground in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, August 25, 2014. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • This Dec. 9, 2009, photo shows a sign for Bank of New York Mellon in New York. Bank of New York Mellon, which has played a central role in the legal dispute that pushed Argentina into default last month, is no longer authorized to operate in the South American country, Argentina's government said on Sept. 26, 2014. BNY Mellon has no retail operations in Argentina, so the government's announcement appeared to be part of a plan to remove it as a trustee and work around a US court ruling that triggered a default on July 30. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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  • Inmates stand on the roof of the penitentiary in Cascavel, Parana state, Brazil, on August 25, 2014. Inmates rioting for better facilities in a Brazilian jail killed four fellow prisoners, decapitating two of them, and took two guards hostage, officials said Sunday. (Marcelino Duarte/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • General view of the Great Exuma Island, Bahamas, on November 26, 2010. (Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

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  • M6.4 - 18km WNW of Hacienda La Calera, Chile. 32.705°S 71.397°W depth=35.0km (21.7mi) (USGS)

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