Skip to comments.Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior
Posted on 10/30/2011 5:13:09 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Exclusive: Two women accused Cain of inappropriate behavior By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman and Anna Palmer and Kenneth P. Vogel October 30, 2011 08:00 PM EDT
During Herman Cains tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO.
The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association. The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures.
In a series of comments over the past 10 days, Cain and his campaign repeatedly declined to respond directly about whether he ever faced allegations of sexual harassment at the restaurant association. They have also declined to address questions about specific reporting confirming that there were financial settlements in two cases in which women leveled complaints.
POLITICO has confirmed the identities of the two female restaurant association employees who complained about Cain but, for privacy concerns, is not publishing their names.
Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon told POLITICO the candidate indicated to campaign officials that he was vaguely familiar with the charges and that the restaurant associations general counsel had resolved the matter.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
It’s the politico. Garbage.
Tell me of just about any senior leader working from the seventies through the nineties who did not navigate the blossoming feminist movement without hitting a few rocks. Unless someone comes out and accuses him of trading promotions for sex, then this is garbage.
Correction: A press conference was held, then when it was time for the reporting part, it was swept under the rug.
I am not sure the rats are smart enough to do this, but this would be a good strategy for Obama. He could give politico the so called facts knowing that the conservatives will blame Romney. The result is a split party i.e. Conservatives won’t turn out in general for Romney cuz they think Romney threw Cain under the bus. This totally helps Obama
She was most likely fired.
Herman Cain sounds off on race, a debate win, and the need to simplify government
Washington Examiner 5/5/11 Byron York
"They're going to come after me more viciously than they would a white candidate," Cain responded. "You're right. Clarence Thomas. And so, to use Clarence Thomas as an example, I'm ready for the same high-tech lynching that he went through -- for the good of this country." Cain smiled broadly. "I'm ready for the same high-tech lynching."
Cain needs to demand names, dates, times and corroborating witnesses.
Demand public disclosure of every salient fact. And, he needs to make that demand publicly.
That is EXACTLY what is happening, friend.
Newt was a big help by having an open affair with wife #3 for 5 years.
Shouldn’t bother the libs who have a hero in an impeached rapist and sexual predator.
Didn’t take the left long to find a couple of Anita Hills : )
They are and they are getting desparate.
The NRA is in control of this thing, there is a settlement where it is sealed. Most likely, there is insurance on the members of the NRA that covers this stuff.
I agree. We’ve been warned this was coming. I think we’ll have our answer if a certain candidate’s supporters starts repeating this tripe (along with all the other lies) on future FR threads.
Not exactly. But that’s not the subject of this thread.
Cain responds to sex harassment allegation
Who did not see this coming?
In this case, they'll probably claim pubic hairs on a pepperoni pizza.
This is disgusting. Knowing how these scumbags work, this is the first drip of many to come.
How many have come forward with child supported by campaign funds?
For a party with a heavy duty proven record of this kind of behavior, I sense a serious case of cognitive dissonance.
Go Herman! Keep speaking the truth!
Countdown until Zer0 leaves Office: 447 days as of October 30, 2011.
You’re giving Rove way too much credit - I don’t think he really would gone to that much effort, because I don’t think it’s likely that Cain would get the top slot anyway. And while Rove may prefer another candidate (I’m not sure which one), I don’t think he really cares that much personally.
I would suspect this is the usual Dem attack. Last week, they tried to say Cain wasn’t “really” black, and now they’re going to try to stir up women against him. He’s not even my favorite candidate, but I think this is plain ridiculous, and unless (God forbid) some evidence emerges, I think it won’t go beyond tomorrow’s news cycle.
However, as one of the Dem harpies said, it’s not the truthfulness of the charge that matters, it’s the seriousness of the charge. In other words, that’s what sticks in people’s minds.
Of course, if a Dem did something like that, even if there were 20 women lined up in a row with signed affadavits, nobody would care.
Sounds to me like another reason to vote for Cain. If the libs are so scared that they had to dig up a couple of paid whores, then he must be better than I thought.
Yikes! If Perry truly believes that, he is seriously deluded.
yep, makes me like Cain even more!
The harder they go after him, the more of a threat they show to me that he is to them.
GO CAIN !
He's polling at 6%, a result of his horrendous debate performances and he still thinks he can Handle Obama in a Debate.
Yes, Rick Perry is delusional.
Oh, gosh. If they don’t have a court judgement against Cain, it’s more of he said she said. Dems have enough of their own horn dogs to worry about. They can begin with the religion of pieces wing of the party.
It’s to Obama’s advantage for the GOP nomination process to drag out as long as possible. Recall the leak about Romney’s people working with Obama’s people on Obamacare?
Wow, the media is really lucky when it comes to Conservatives. Frontrunner for a month and they find 2 women that said Cain made them uncomfortable 2o years ago. They have yet to find anyone who knew Obama, associated with him, any ex-girlfriends, benefactors, school records, etc... 4 years later all they have is a nine layer electronic map of BC for a guy with multiple SS #s and nobody wants to know any more.
It has been suggested that this was the big campaign smear of the Perry campaign. Thoughts?
This has Romney’s fingerprints all over it.
This is Politico--totally irrelevant.
When a majority of the general public gets smart enough to ignore Plitico and all the far left blogs, there will be mass outbreaks of apoplexy as Dems literally go up in smoke.
Santorum can add it to his next "What's next?" attack ad against Cain.
Democrats testify at Senate investigation
Herman Cain's Crimes
One Senator testified that Herman Cain has "cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at union workers, razed immigrant neighborhoods in fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged poor areas of cities. . . ."
Just in case.. :)
well it's here already being "reported" in the MSM. SCUM BTW has been used here by a couple of FReepers and IMO is the most accurate description. But the last time I checked there were just three google hits.
They talked. Time to pay it back or jail time.
How can you tell? They keep changing so frequently that I don’t know how anyone could keep track.
I will repeat what I said during the Anita Hill hearings...
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!
Precisely and homsexual drag queens or whatever they’re called....LOL.
I don’t doubt Politico’s story that a couple of female employees claimed harassment of some sort and quit after settling for 5-figure settlements (10,000-99,000).
However, in the low five figures even a bogus claim will often be paid to avoid the publicity of a lawsuit plus the costs of defending the matter.
I don’t even actually doubt that a couple of female employees didn’t like something Cain said or did to them, and that it might have had sexual overtones.
But until there are specific accusers actually accusing him of something that should disqualify him, such as attempted rape, inappropriate touching in the workplace, cornering them in a secluded place and attempting to make out with them, etc., I’m discounting this as two (or more) women who chose to hold Cain to the strictest standard of behavior, and who got paid off for doing so. And believe me, if we Republicans start only electing people who have always abided by some people’s strictest standard of behavior, we will be out of candidates and liberals will own the day (for the obvious reason that their standards of behavior are pretty much non-existent.)
well.. those kind of allegations should seal up the Clinton vote for him..
Legal docs to back this up.
Good grief a pervert running for prez. YUK.