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Statement from the National Restaurant Association
The Right Scoop ^ | Nov 4, 2011

Posted on 11/04/2011 2:14:11 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll

Joel Bennett held a press conference moments ago on behalf of his client who alleged sexual harassment charges against Herman Cain, and it amounted to a big fat zero of any relevant information to this. The woman doesn’t want to reveal her identity or her side of the story. What’s interesting is that the NRA, according to their statement below, would have released her from the confidentiality portion of the agreement to allow her to vocalize her side of the story. But they still opted not to. So, end of story.

Here is the NRA’s statement:

“We have seen the statement Joel Bennett released earlier today on behalf of his client, a former employee of the Association. The Association consented to the release of that statement, at the request of Mr. Bennett’s client.

“Based upon the information currently available, we can confirm that more than a decade ago, in July 1999, Mr. Bennett’s client filed a formal internal complaint, in accordance with the Association’s existing policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. Mr. Herman Cain disputed the allegations in the complaint. The Association and Mr. Bennett’s client subsequently entered into an agreement to resolve the matter, without any admission of liability. Mr. Cain was not a party to that agreement. The agreement contains mutual confidentiality obligations. Notwithstanding the Association’s ongoing policy of maintaining the privacy of all personnel matters, we have advised Mr. Bennett that we are willing to waive the confidentiality of this matter and permit Mr. Bennett’s client to comment. As indicated in Mr. Bennett’s statement, his client prefers not to be further involved with this matter and we will respect her decision.

“The Association has robust policies designed to ensure that employees with concerns may bring them forward for prompt investigation and resolution, without risk of retaliation. The Association is fully committed to equal employment opportunity and to an environment that is free from any discrimination or harassment.”

The agreement was made between the NRA and the client with no admission of liability. And Cain, just as he said, wasn’t a party to the agreement.

Also, remember how the press wanted to make a big deal out of the fact that Herman Cain used the word “agreement”? Just to point out, that’s exactly the word used in this statement. What does it matter? Not much at this point.

So, all in all, this is over and there is nothing to indicate that Cain did anything wrong. Let the Cain Train keep rollin’ on!


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KEYWORDS: bennett; cain; cainscandals; cainsexualharrass; caintrain; harrasment; herbcain; hermancain; joelbennett; lyingmsm; rolloncaintrain; sexualharassment
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1 posted on 11/04/2011 2:14:12 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
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To: Da Bilge Troll

WINNING!!

(in my best Charlie voice)


2 posted on 11/04/2011 2:16:27 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: eeevil conservative

Epic winning!


3 posted on 11/04/2011 2:16:58 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: Da Bilge Troll

seems rather cut and dry and Cain did not lie...wonder how the media will spin (a pc word for lie) this...


4 posted on 11/04/2011 2:17:15 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Herman Cain

born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Luther Cain Jr., born March 16, 1925 in TN, died March 29, 1982 in Atlanta, GA
Lenora Davis, born July 27, 1925 in GA, died August 20, 2005 in Atlanta, GA

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

”Herman

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

Click on the cane, (Go Cain.)

5 posted on 11/04/2011 2:17:34 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

6 posted on 11/04/2011 2:17:45 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Da Bilge Troll

As long as he promises not to do it again.

/s


7 posted on 11/04/2011 2:18:08 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Da Bilge Troll
The Association has robust policies designed to ensure that employees with concerns may bring them forward for prompt investigation and resolution, without risk of retaliation.

No similar safeguards for the accused, apparently.

8 posted on 11/04/2011 2:18:50 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

3...2....1....to the word parsers...


9 posted on 11/04/2011 2:19:35 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Our side always makes the mistake of arguing on the merits.

The other side, the hopelessly co-opted, and most of the media do not care about the merits.

10 posted on 11/04/2011 2:19:37 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: eeevil conservative

No doubt this sleazebag lawyer will try to have his client “revisit” this in about a year, with the help of Soros money.


11 posted on 11/04/2011 2:19:48 PM PDT by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: TheConservativeParty; NoGrayZone; BenKenobi; Kartographer; justsaynomore; MNJohnnie; PhilDragoo; ...
Herman Cain Ping!

12 posted on 11/04/2011 2:19:54 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: eeevil conservative

13 posted on 11/04/2011 2:19:56 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Weak sauce.


14 posted on 11/04/2011 2:19:56 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

ahh....so a bunch of short order cooks called the big bad lawyah’s bluff....


15 posted on 11/04/2011 2:20:04 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Da Bilge Troll
"As indicated in Mr. Bennett’s statement, his client prefers not to be further involved with this matter and we will respect her decision. "

She does not dare! The whole thing was a bogus shakedown on her part and further exploited by Politico.

16 posted on 11/04/2011 2:20:24 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Looks like she won’t be rubbing elbows with commie lib celebrities on shows like “The View” after all. Oh well, you win some, you lose some and some you don’t suit up for.


17 posted on 11/04/2011 2:21:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: MNJohnnie

PTL!


18 posted on 11/04/2011 2:21:44 PM PDT by ken21
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Womp. Up. Side the head.

i said Womp up side the head...

hey, hey, hey, Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooomp!

YES WE CAIN!

teeman


19 posted on 11/04/2011 2:22:27 PM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
we have advised Mr. Bennett that we are willing to waive the confidentiality of this matter and permit Mr. Bennett’s client to comment. As indicated in Mr. Bennett’s statement, his client prefers not to be further involved with this matter and we will respect her decision.

So Mr. Bennet has been out there feeding this frenzy against the will of his client?

Isn't he guilty of violating the confidentiality agreement?

Can his client sue him?

20 posted on 11/04/2011 2:22:58 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: elkfersupper

It’s the seriousness of the charge that matters. /s


21 posted on 11/04/2011 2:23:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: BitWielder1

This means that the OTHER accuser is free from the confidentiality agreement as well and can speak freely if she wants.


22 posted on 11/04/2011 2:23:24 PM PDT by sklar
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To: BitWielder1

Protected victim class; women who make stuff up;)


23 posted on 11/04/2011 2:23:25 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Someone one down there in texas needs to shoot a crow and drop it off at perry's pollsters, Wilson's, office.
24 posted on 11/04/2011 2:23:28 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

This bodes well for Cain.

An anonymous accusation by an unknown person is not enough to derail the Cain campaign.

Politico should be sued for running with an unsubstantiated story.


25 posted on 11/04/2011 2:24:14 PM PDT by Palladin (Newt/Cain)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

This is and has always been about a book deal contract. Expect a big announcement within the next two weeks as the mask comes off the alleged victim and an agreement is announced with a lefty book publisher.


26 posted on 11/04/2011 2:24:40 PM PDT by MN_Mike (Governor Sarah Palin for the win! Piper Palin for President 2036 (Biden: Gird YOUR loins))
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To: sklar

If there really was more than one woman??? Which seems doubtful.


27 posted on 11/04/2011 2:24:53 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

We still need to see a pic from ~12 yr ago to see if there is ANY substance to this charge.


28 posted on 11/04/2011 2:25:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jim Robinson

Bappy Hirthday, Jim!


29 posted on 11/04/2011 2:25:11 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Er...ah...um....my specious, anonymous allegations couldn’t derail the Cain Train.

Well, nevermind, then.

OK now can we all agree there was no “there” there and quit all this “where’s the smoke, there’s fire” nonsense?

Kaythanxbye!


30 posted on 11/04/2011 2:26:29 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: pgkdan

Ping!


31 posted on 11/04/2011 2:27:09 PM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

32 posted on 11/04/2011 2:28:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mnehring

Check this out. NRA was willing to release the claimant and her attorney from the confidentiality agreement. They decided not to go forth. Herman Cain disputed the allegations. The claimant and the NRA entered into an agreement without any admission of liability. Herman Cain wasn’t a party to it.

IOW, all these people complaining about how Herman Cain handled himself, Herman Cain was not a party to what was agreed and had no knowledge of it with which to defend himself. Herman Cain disputed the allegations and it was the NRA, not Herman Cain, who entered into an agreement.

Herman Cain is vindidated on his handling of this fiasco. Herman Cain was telling the truth. This puts the ‘Done Stamp’ to this, and further allegations against him will surely be seen in the light of this absurd situation. Big mistake on whoever started this.


33 posted on 11/04/2011 2:28:16 PM PDT by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: GatorGirl
OK now can we all agree there was no “there” there and quit all this “where’s the smoke, there’s fire” nonsense?

This news is going to break some hearts, right here on FR!

34 posted on 11/04/2011 2:28:41 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

An “agreement” doesn’t necessarily imply a “settlement”. In this case a settlement was made.


35 posted on 11/04/2011 2:28:41 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: MN_Mike

Exactly what I was thinking. Publication date will conveniently be early November 2012.


36 posted on 11/04/2011 2:28:50 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Da Bilge Troll

1. Smoking Ad
2. Nebulous sexual harrasment charges
3. Rosebud


37 posted on 11/04/2011 2:29:08 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Sure beats the MSM’s defense of Krinton’s numerous sexual adventures. That barrage ranged from “she’s a slut” to “it’s all a conspiracy” to “he’s Mr. Wonderful, so it doesn’t matter that he probably did it”.


38 posted on 11/04/2011 2:29:16 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: org.whodat

One was paid $35,000 and the other was paid $45,000.


39 posted on 11/04/2011 2:29:37 PM PDT by sklar
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To: BitWielder1

“employees with concerns” ——> Wackos with “issues”


40 posted on 11/04/2011 2:30:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

If I recall, that young lady that Zero’s ogling was a minor child.


41 posted on 11/04/2011 2:30:21 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

No, it’s the seriesness of the charge. In this case it was very series, but screwed up.


42 posted on 11/04/2011 2:31:33 PM PDT by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: ASA Vet

LOVE IT. so much that I had to post back to you as soon as I heard the first line of that rockin’ song. Now I’ll go back and listen to the rest.


43 posted on 11/04/2011 2:31:40 PM PDT by cyn
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

I forgot the follow, “he’s cool because he did it, he’s the new JFK”.


44 posted on 11/04/2011 2:31:56 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

We just won.

game over.


45 posted on 11/04/2011 2:32:23 PM PDT by Jemian (No Newt Never! Join the Cain Train!)
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To: GatorGirl
But we have to that whole Laz thing going on.

Lazamataz accused of annoying female Freepers for years: more shocking charges still to come???

46 posted on 11/04/2011 2:32:25 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Like Ann Coulter says, the 1990s where the equivilent of the Salem witch trials when it came to sexual harrasment. That is so so sooooo incredibly spot on because I personally witnessed how out of control it was many many times.

One episode that stands out like a brick in my mind is around 1992 a male co-worker asking a female co-worker out for a drink after work. She did not complain, but the paranoia was so great that he was immediately fired that same day when the boss overheard him. Just an absolute *head slapping* WTF moment.


47 posted on 11/04/2011 2:32:40 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: GatorGirl

Indeed!


48 posted on 11/04/2011 2:33:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: McLynnan

This people are so predictable. It sounds just like a Rahm Emmanuel and Axelrod playbook. A book deal seems evident.


49 posted on 11/04/2011 2:33:46 PM PDT by MN_Mike (Governor Sarah Palin for the win! Piper Palin for President 2036 (Biden: Gird YOUR loins))
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Chris Mathews has already pronounced Cain guilty. So no excplaining need. By the way, be sure to go to amazon.com and leave a real good review on Mathews new book. Let’s be fair with him like he is with everyone on the right. Review coming up.


50 posted on 11/04/2011 2:34:19 PM PDT by rjsclassics (bringing people together)
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