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Woman Who Accused Cain Won’t Go Public, Lawyer Says (8:40 p.m. | Updated)
NYT ^ | November 2, 2011 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR, JEFF ZELENY and JIM RUTENBERG

Posted on 11/02/2011 6:22:38 PM PDT by Brandonmark

Joel P. Bennett, the lawyer for one of the women who has made accusations against Mr. Cain, said that his client had decided not to go public or to make a public statement herself in an effort to shield herself from the media frenzy swirling around the situation.

“She’s not going to affirmatively make any public statements or public appearances about the case, everything will be through me,” Mr. Bennett said. “She has a life to live and a career, and she doesn’t want to become another Anita Hill.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: accuserbacksdown; cain; cainscandals; cainsexualharrass; hermancain; sexualharassment
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1 posted on 11/02/2011 6:22:44 PM PDT by Brandonmark
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To: Brandonmark

oh ffs


2 posted on 11/02/2011 6:23:58 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: Brandonmark

Joel P. Bennett, the lawyer for one of the women who has made accusations against Mr. Cain, said that his client had decided not to go public or to make a public statement herself in an effort to shield herself from the media frenzy swirling around the situation.”

Well, that and she is completely full of shit.


3 posted on 11/02/2011 6:24:55 PM PDT by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: Brandonmark

In that case, how can we even be sure there *is* a woman? Bennett could be making this whole thing up.


4 posted on 11/02/2011 6:25:11 PM PDT by kevao
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To: jessduntno

Until someone offers her 6 figures for her story!

Cindie


5 posted on 11/02/2011 6:27:17 PM PDT by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: Brandonmark

The next sound you hear will be the sound of the Cain Harrassment Story fading into oblivion...


6 posted on 11/02/2011 6:27:44 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: jessduntno
"Well, that and she is completely full of shit."

Well said !

7 posted on 11/02/2011 6:28:33 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Brandonmark
everything will be through me

LMAO! You'll never see her. You'll never hear her. But she will continue to accuse Cain of indefinite, but still very naughty, behavior through me. And she really does exist, too. Really! I am not making her up.

8 posted on 11/02/2011 6:29:19 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Brandonmark

NO ONE is more disappointed than the lawyer Bennett. He was looking at new vacation home from this retainer.


9 posted on 11/02/2011 6:29:34 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: kevao

I met Cain at the Peabody hotel the weekend of the Florida straightpoll. I was six feet from him. (True)

He LOOKED at me (ya know) in an odd way. I was very uncomfortable. I am going to file charges tomorrow. /sarc


10 posted on 11/02/2011 6:32:27 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Brandonmark

then she shoulda kept her mouth shut


11 posted on 11/02/2011 6:32:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kevao

A new shyster niche may be emerging for ambulance chasers - imagine the billboards: Slander people anonymously - Let me say it for you!


12 posted on 11/02/2011 6:34:02 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Brandonmark
and she doesn’t want to become another Anita Hill.”

Um.... horse.... left.... barn.

13 posted on 11/02/2011 6:35:49 PM PDT by BagCamAddict (Order 15 Herman Cain Yard Signs for $130: https://store.hermancain.com/orderform.asp?pid=20)
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To: kevao

How’s this for a deep, dark secret...the great detective, Remington Steel...he doesn’t exist. I invented him....


14 posted on 11/02/2011 6:35:49 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Brandonmark

To all those who wish to see Cain destroyed, your failure to come to his defense over this BS has now legitimized this kind of surreal attack. And your guy, whether it’s Romney or Perry, is going to get it this way when he squares off against Obama next year.

“My client does not wish to come forward, but through me wishes to reveal the despicable harassment she suffered at the hand of Mr. Obama’s opponent....”


15 posted on 11/02/2011 6:37:26 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Brandonmark

Like the Perry guy: ‘Trust me, it’s really bad, but I won’t tell you what it is’. Sordid dirty tricks from the Perry camp against Cain.


16 posted on 11/02/2011 6:39:45 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Never on my watch
NO ONE is more disappointed than the lawyer Bennett. He was looking at new vacation home from this retainer.

Your missing the point. Bennett didn't say the woman was going away. He said she will continue to speak, but only through him. Bennett isn't going anywhere. He's going to continue be the source for this woman, whose existence we'll now never be able to confirm. She might be completely fictitious. I believe this is a watershed moment for journalistic standards.

17 posted on 11/02/2011 6:41:47 PM PDT by kevao
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To: kevao
This is the woman who was let go and received mere severance pay. No settlement. Cain told the truth about that.

This attorney Bennett told WaPo that he didn't have any records of the case, nor a copy of the "confidentiality agreement." Apparently it was a couple phone calls and that's all, which means she had no case. Damn right she doesn't want the Anita Hill treatment. Hill was exposed as a proven liar too.

18 posted on 11/02/2011 6:42:16 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Never on my watch
NO ONE is more disappointed than the lawyer Bennett. He was looking at new vacation home from this retainer.

He'll probably hit her with a bill so high she'll have no choice but to sell her story or go broke.

IF she exists.

Or maybe she sat down with her family and friends and got blank looks when she tearfully told them the traumatic story of how Herman Cain told her she was the same height as his wife.

"And then what happened?"

"That's it. The whole devastating experience...sob, sniff."

"Uh...really? That's the harassment?"

"Yes...no, wait! He...gasp, choke...he told me the color I was wearing looked great on me! Oh, the horror, the horror...!"
19 posted on 11/02/2011 6:42:37 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Brandonmark
The way to kill this witch-hunt is to kick Cain's poll numbers up about 10 notches.
20 posted on 11/02/2011 6:44:44 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: iontheball

Well, so far it has improved his fund raising! In fact, everytime I hear another allegation I write another check.


21 posted on 11/02/2011 6:46:09 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Brandonmark

I doubt her name will remain secret for long. That said, she is smart to at least attempt to stay out of the fray. Her life will never be the same once she has the rat media camped out on her front lawn.


22 posted on 11/02/2011 6:46:35 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: jessduntno
He's probably hiding a love-child or something.

Plus, there's no evidence whatsoever that his former client has spoken to him in the last 12 years.

23 posted on 11/02/2011 6:48:44 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: traditional1

I second that!


24 posted on 11/02/2011 6:49:24 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Brandonmark

I don’t know about other folks experiences but I’d have to say that the bleeding edge-effect peak period of invasive political correctness in the workplace was in that era from 1998 through 2002 or so.

By “bleeding edge-effect peak” I mean the period where folks of old school ethos were getting ambushed by the politically correct scalp-seekers.

Anyone agree?


25 posted on 11/02/2011 6:49:33 PM PDT by bvw
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To: jessduntno

Or it was a tempest in a teapot, and she realized that in talking she would be exposed.


26 posted on 11/02/2011 6:50:46 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: muawiyah

The atty already admitted not having any paperwork, or details.


27 posted on 11/02/2011 6:51:04 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: Brandonmark
I think NPR was dropping hints today that they would either try to get two birds with one stone, or else shift their focus to a different Republican. They were certainly starting to ask the question: "What kind of sleazy Republican would spread such terrible, baseless, and scurrilous rumors about Herman Cain????"

Give the media credit: they know how to turn anything that happens in the world into some kind of argument against a Republican with national standing.

28 posted on 11/02/2011 6:51:25 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: Brandonmark

Her lawyer will be the public face.
She does not want to become another Anita Hill.
Bennett will send a statement to the NRA on Thursday
for their approval.
The statement “ would make clear that his client’s version
of the events between herself
and Mr. Cain were different
from the version that the presidential
candidate has offered.”
Apparently, the media knows who both women are
and are camped outside their homes.
One outlet reported that one woman now lives in New Jersey
and the other in Maryland .
“ an ABC News investigation found that both women
are highly respected professionals who have gone
on to successful careers in
and around government.”
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/herman-cains-accusers/story?id=14867409#.TrH4A2AUgzY


29 posted on 11/02/2011 6:52:21 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: hinckley buzzard
By 1999 management couldn't just fire an alcoholic. The company could protect itself only by providing a rehabilitation program of some sort. Ours was called PARR ~ there were executives to janitors in the program.

They were being protected as HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS.

Cain and company had few options here but the woman DID SOMETHING that singled her out as a PROBLEM.

But you'd better believe alcohol is at the bottom of this.

30 posted on 11/02/2011 6:53:04 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Brandonmark

Now we`re at three chicken-sh*t, anonymous accusers and the “media” is running with it. They`re doing to Cain what they did to Palin, Quayle and others: isolate and attack, and if you don`t have rhetorical ammunition, make it up. The more people hear the lies, the more they`ll believe them.


31 posted on 11/02/2011 6:53:46 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: Brandonmark
Now there is some putz from an Iowa radio station claiming Cain may have said something to someone he can't name and won't repeat what was said but we should believe him when he says it was awkward. WTF? The guy's name is Deace.
32 posted on 11/02/2011 6:55:12 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: justsaynomore
I knew that from the first ~ this was 12 years ago. The only records he would keep would be financial in nature and only for 7 years ~ these lawyers pay rent for space ~ unless they have a notorious case they don't keep that stuff.

This was, as he said later, settled over the phone. He may have tossed her stuff the day the check cleared.

33 posted on 11/02/2011 6:55:48 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Brandonmark

Anonymous, you ignorant slut! Bagged-out, dried-up, slunken meat like you and Michelle Triola know the rules. If you want a contract, sign on the dotted line. Oh, but let’s all shed a tear for poor Michelle Triola. There was only testimony that she had sexual intercourse over forty times with another man while living with actor Lee Marvin. But I suppose that sort of fashionable promiscuting means nothing to you, Jane, who hops from bed to bed with the frequency of a cheap ham radio. But hell hath no fury like a woman’s scorn, and Michelle Triola, like a screeching, squealing, reptatious swamp sow is after actor Lee Marvin’s last three million dollars. I guess what you and Michelle are saying is that when you’re on your backs, the meter is running. Well, please spare us, gals, and tell us the rate’s at the top. Then we can choose which two bit tarts and bargain basement sluts to shack up with.


34 posted on 11/02/2011 6:58:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Brandonmark

Now imagine if the tables were turned and the candidate were a dem... the “media” would`ve dredged up the woman`s name, her background, tax records and family members` names. And any non-disclosure agreement would count for nothing.


35 posted on 11/02/2011 7:05:11 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: jessduntno
Joel P. Bennett, the lawyer for one of the women who has made accusations against Mr. Cain, said that his client had decided not to go public or to make a public statement herself in an effort to shield herself from the media frenzy swirling around the situation.”

Well, that and she is completely full of shit.

Exactly right. A baseless story based on something that may or may not have happened 20 years, and the demoRATs & media seize on this as if it were solid. But if any similar accusations, without confirmed sources were made about any dimWit politicians, the media whores would be in a frenzy attacking the lawyer speaking on behalf of some unnamed source. What a bunch of frikkin RAT bastard hypocrites the demoRATs & media are!!!

36 posted on 11/02/2011 7:08:07 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: LostInBayport
.................He...gasp, choke...he told me the color I was wearing looked great on me! Oh, the horror, the horror...!”

“Well, sweetie, blue looks good on you Monika, but you have this splotch of semen on your dress. Kinda takes away from the allure of your big breasts!”

37 posted on 11/02/2011 7:14:49 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Brandonmark

This is bs and I would say that no matter the political party of the candidate.

Either come forward with accusations or be quiet.
How do we know this woman even says anything or is even involved at this point. The lawyer could be making accusations she hasn’t made.

Plus, there was a privacy agreemement.
Either break it and speak or stay silent.

I can’t believe this 3rd hand gossip bs.


38 posted on 11/02/2011 7:15:25 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Brandonmark

"...she doesn’t want to become another Anita Hill."

Yeh...right!

39 posted on 11/02/2011 7:19:17 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Noob1999

I wonder if that dress is in Billy Jeff’s presidential library? Monica saved it, after all!


40 posted on 11/02/2011 7:24:04 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: kevao

“I believe this is a watershed moment for journalistic standards.”

Those on the other side know full well what they are doing along with a complicit media.

The narrative’s been set, albeit temporarily, that of unsubstantiated allegations, whether true or false, it’s all at the top of the news as well as ticker’s at the bottom of every news outlet.

The powers that be are stacked against Cain, the same ones who had it out for Palin. I think those powers that be KNOW that Cain’s rise is because and from of Palin and her supporters.

We true conservatives love Cain for mostly the same reasons we loved Sarah. Cain was the logical choice from the current lineup for her supporters to turn to when she decided not to run and I fully expect that when the timing is right she will step forward with her endorsement for him. In fact I’ll go so far as to believe that had Cain not entered the race, she would have.

Cain expected all this was going to happen. He knows national politics is a hardball bloodsport.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Cain came out to diffuse this with statements much like those vanity posts that have been popping up here all night.

“BREAKING: Hillary to Bill - My Turn!”

“BREAKING: Helen Thomas sues for lack of sexual harassment from Herman Cain”

“!!Breaking!! Meghan McCain Sexual Harassment Claim”

ETC...

It’ll be funny as hell with Herman’s sense of humor, it’s part of what makes him appealing to many. (like the ad with the cigarette)

If these accusations are as I assume to be groundless then he will at the same time be calling them on it at the same time.


41 posted on 11/02/2011 7:26:45 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Brandonmark
Woman Who Accused Cain Won’t Go Public, Lawyer Says (8:40 p.m. | Updated)

...until everyone's compared notes and gotten their stories straight.

42 posted on 11/02/2011 7:27:41 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Brandonmark

Well then everything she alleges through you is a lie to me.I also will be contacting sponsors of any show that has you on to let them know I will not be using their products,


43 posted on 11/02/2011 7:28:14 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: LostInBayport

Three gold-diggers and ambulance chasers, End of Story.


44 posted on 11/02/2011 7:30:08 PM PDT by Rodm
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45 posted on 11/02/2011 7:36:08 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: WePledge

Deace associates with Palin haters ~ the kind of ridicule her baby.


46 posted on 11/02/2011 7:37:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Brandonmark

Sick games.

I don’t care who the politician might be, this is disgustingly unfair.

Cain should be able to face his accuser or she should SFU.


47 posted on 11/02/2011 7:40:09 PM PDT by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~... leaning for Newt 2012..."Save a pretzel for the gas jets.")
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To: WePledge

Deace associates with Palin haters ~ the kind WHO (not of) ridicule her baby.


48 posted on 11/02/2011 7:40:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jessduntno

And you know that how? Your kind of response is the reason any woman would be crazy to go on the record for this sort of thing if she could avoid it.


49 posted on 11/02/2011 7:41:39 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: kevao

It’s been acknowledged all around that she exists, that she filed a complaint, and got a settlement under nondisclosure terms. She’s not the one who took it to the media, but it’s out there now.

Do you blame her for either wanting her side of the story represented or for not wanting all the trash and hatred such as FReepers have been heaping on her for two days to follow her through her life?


50 posted on 11/02/2011 7:44:29 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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