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Cain Accuser Speaks (Here's a summary of Sharon Bialek's allegations)
National Review ^ | 11/07/2011 | Katrina Trinko

Posted on 11/07/2011 12:51:58 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Sharon Bialek, a woman employed by the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation in the late 90s, accused Herman Cain of inappropriate sexual contact today in a press conference with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred.

Bialek said she first met Cain when employed by the NRA as a manger of industry relations. She lost her job there shortly thereafter, and at her boyfriend’s suggestion, arranged to meet Cain in D.C. over coffee in 1997 to discuss her career. She told Cain what hotel she would be staying at; when she arrived, she had been upgraded to a suite, which she later found out had been through his doing, although she says she was not aware of that at the time. Cain also switched their meeting to a restaurant. After eating, Bialek said the two drove over to the National Restaurant Association headquarters; she assumed he would show her the offices.

“He suddenly reached over and he put his hand on my leg, under my skirt, and reached for my genitals,” said Bialek of what happened next. “He also grabbed my head and brought it towards his crotch. I was very, very surprised and very shocked. I said, ‘What are you doing? You know I have a boyfriend. This isn’t what I came here for.’ Mr. Cain said, ‘You want a job, right?’ I asked him to stop and he did. I asked him to take me back to my hotel, which he did, right away.”

Bialek said she told her boyfriend and another friend that Cain had been “sexually inappropriate” to her at the time, but said she had not detailed what occurred.

Bialek, identified by Allred as a registered Republican, said she saw Cain again about a month ago at a Tea Party conference in the Chicago area. She asked him if he remembered her. “He acknowledged that he remembered me from the foundation, but he kind of looked uncomfortable,” Bialek said. “He said nothing as he was whisked away for his speech by his handlers.”

As noted, before the press conference began, the Cain campaign put out a statement saying the allegations were “completely false.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; gloriaallred; hermancain; sexualharassment; sharonbialek
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1 posted on 11/07/2011 12:52:01 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Transparently lying.

What she claims Cain did is physically impossible. The steering wheel is in the way.

It is physically impossible for the woman here to be telling the truth.


2 posted on 11/07/2011 12:53:41 PM PST 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: SeekAndFind

Simple investigative procedure folks:

If she claims he upgraded her hotel accommodations, wouldn’t that create a paper trail? Can’t someone find out from the hotel if this woman checked into this hotel at a given time, and had her accommodations upgraded by either Cain or the NRA?

STEPS TO FOLLOW (If Hotels keep records as far back as 15 years ago):

1) Determine Name of the Hotel.

2) Determine the Date and Time it allegedly occured

3) Determine the name of the restaurant they allegedly had dinner.

4) Check the occupancy logs of the hotel to see if her claims are true.

let’s first see if all the above check out.


3 posted on 11/07/2011 12:54:49 PM PST by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why on earth would she approach him again after her supposed horrific experience?


4 posted on 11/07/2011 12:55:14 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Simple investigative procedure folks:

If she claims he upgraded her hotel accommodations, wouldn’t that create a paper trail? Can’t someone find out from the hotel if this woman checked into this hotel at a given time, and had her accommodations upgraded by either Cain or the NRA?

STEPS TO FOLLOW (If Hotels keep records as far back as 15 years ago):

1) Determine Name of the Hotel.

2) Determine the Date and Time it allegedly occured

3) Determine the name of the restaurant they allegedly had dinner.

4) Check the occupancy logs of the hotel to see if her claims are true.

let’s first see if all the above check out.


5 posted on 11/07/2011 12:55:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

ahhhh...always something said or done with no witnesses.


6 posted on 11/07/2011 12:55:50 PM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone know what executive orders Obama issued today??

If not...then Zero’s plan is working great!

If Cain cannot shut this down, then he needs to step aside—write a book and return to radio where he can rant against the media for hours on end..

We’ve got more important things to concentrate on. And this S&*% is now too much of a diversion.


7 posted on 11/07/2011 12:58:34 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: SeekAndFind

1) She was not Cain’s employee
2) When she pulled back, Cain stopped. (no means no)
3) She never filed charges


8 posted on 11/07/2011 12:58:48 PM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: SeekAndFind
but said she had not detailed what occurred.

Why wouldn't you tell people who are closest to you but you would tell a lawyer 17 years after the fact on national tv?

9 posted on 11/07/2011 12:59:15 PM PST by frogjerk (America: Innocent until accused or considered being accused by an anonymous party)
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To: SeekAndFind

A facebook page just came up....

@mattklewis Matt Lewis
A friend emails me his take on Cain’s new accuser: “she created a facebook page 19 minutes ago. Seems very publicity driven...”
55 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

Dailycaller reporter
https://twitter.com/#!/mattklewis


10 posted on 11/07/2011 12:59:36 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

i saw the live press conference,
and concluded that ms. bialek was telling the truth.
cain has to come out and admit his mistakes.


11 posted on 11/07/2011 12:59:36 PM PST by indpndtguy
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To: SeekAndFind
I would have to say that if a guy suddenly put his hand up my skirt, I would instantly start moving, swinging, kicking, etc to get him off me. So she just sat there saying, "Dude I have a boyfriend" and gives him a chance to push her head toward his crotch? She was relaxed enough at that point for him to pull her toward him?

I am not buying this at all.
12 posted on 11/07/2011 1:00:06 PM PST by denfurb
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To: SeekAndFind
She's from Chicago.

Never once brought charges or suit in 17 years!


13 posted on 11/07/2011 1:00:42 PM PST by NoLibZone (Occupy is the DNC's use of children,indigent & infirm to push back TeaParty calls for smaller gov't)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is this not the dumbest thing? I wonder what she thinks about Bill Clinton, the rapist.?


14 posted on 11/07/2011 1:01:01 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: indpndtguy

RE: i saw the live press conference,
and concluded that ms. bialek was telling the truth.
cain has to come out and admit his mistakes.

_________________________

Can you elaborate your reasons as to why you believe her over him?


15 posted on 11/07/2011 1:01:38 PM PST by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
After eating, Bialek said the two drove over to the National Restaurant Association headquarters; she assumed he would show her the offices.

“He suddenly reached over and he put his hand on my leg, under my skirt, and reached for my genitals,” said Bialek...

Yeah, that's what most married men do... pull over in front of their office building where they know everyone and then start groping a woman... especially when they were actually headed to a hotel. It's a BS story from the start and not a very good one.

16 posted on 11/07/2011 1:01:45 PM PST by avacado
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To: SeekAndFind
“He suddenly reached over and he put his hand on my leg, under my skirt, and reached for my genitals,”

A woman with genitals? Man that would be uncomfortable.

17 posted on 11/07/2011 1:02:32 PM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, take the Senate.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

RE: 2) When she pulled back, Cain stopped. (no means no)

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DID CAIN REALLY DO IT? You seem to be assuming that what she said really occured.


18 posted on 11/07/2011 1:02:52 PM PST by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: denfurb

I agree. She was not authentic at all. And I am not even a gun-ho Cain supporter.


19 posted on 11/07/2011 1:03:14 PM PST by native texan (Hard work, faith, thrift and one more word..."honesty")
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To: SeekAndFind

The liberals are terrified to run against Cain, otherwise they wouldn’t put so much effort into this. Gloria must be getting some big bucks. Too damn bad there’s nobody to investigate her.


20 posted on 11/07/2011 1:03:29 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nuts and sluts
Drag $100 bill through a trailer park and see what you get.


21 posted on 11/07/2011 1:03:45 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
If Cain cannot shut this down, then he needs to step aside

What an idiotic statement.

22 posted on 11/07/2011 1:05:32 PM PST by pfflier
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To: SeekAndFind
she told her boyfriend and another friend that Cain had been “sexually inappropriate” to her at the time, but said she had not detailed what occurred.

It's impossible to imagine a boyfriend leaving a vague allegation at that. I'd demand to know exactly what had happened.

23 posted on 11/07/2011 1:06:31 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: sevinufnine

often there are not many witnesses to sexual harassment..I mean it is not done in front of a crowd. The woman should have come out 19 yrs ago ...why did she wait? many women that have been sexually assaulted remain quiet. I think Allred is a publicity hound that is using this to get in the limelight. I have doubts on this entire scenario..but stand by for more to come...all types of slams against whoever is the frontrunner for the gop. It is making me sick


24 posted on 11/07/2011 1:07:41 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: denfurb; SeekAndFind; http://www.freerepublic.com/pe
I would think an important detail that she would address is whether he somehow unzipped his pants. If not why would he shove her head in his lap?
If so, how could she have forgotten that sensitive detail?
25 posted on 11/07/2011 1:10:02 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: katiedidit1

in my book she had no credibility once she said she didn’t tell her boyfriend what he did. First person I would have told would’ve been my hubby or boyfriend so he could beat the snot out of him


26 posted on 11/07/2011 1:10:02 PM PST by swimmom22
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To: Retired Greyhound
Why on earth would she approach him again after her supposed horrific experience?

Why would she ask him to drive her home, after her supposed horrific experience?

27 posted on 11/07/2011 1:10:49 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

The narrative sounds too scripted to me.

One would have to assume that Cain is so stupid that he can’t wait to at least invite her to the hotel room bnefopre attempting anything. He had to do it in the car where people might see them.

Gloria Allred can’t even write a credible script.


28 posted on 11/07/2011 1:11:18 PM PST by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh My G*d, Cain likes women! Clearly he is unqualified!


29 posted on 11/07/2011 1:11:22 PM PST by jpsb
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To: SeekAndFind
DID CAIN REALLY DO IT? You seem to be assuming that what she said really occured.

No, I do not believe her. But this is a "he-said" "she-said" so I am looking at her allegations and they are HOLLOW.

It cannot be sexual harassment because she was not Cain's employee. It was not sexual assault because when she said "stop" Cain stoppped.

Either way you look at this, there is no "there" there.

30 posted on 11/07/2011 1:11:30 PM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: swimmom22

The whole thing sounds like a bad script from a Lifetime movie, complete with cheesy dialogue.


31 posted on 11/07/2011 1:12:38 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe it’s time to send Herman some money. You know, it’s going to be a lot harder for him now that the secret’s out. Oops, did I say harder? I meant now that he’s been exposed. Oops again.


32 posted on 11/07/2011 1:13:23 PM PST by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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To: AppyPappy
Nuts and sluts Drag $100 bill through a trailer park and see what you get.

Niiiiice! I seem to remember how outraged most Freepers werer when James Carville said that about Paula Jones. I guess we've lowered our standards.

33 posted on 11/07/2011 1:13:38 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: indpndtguy

Think about it. What she says Cain did, in the front seat, is physically impossible. Cain’s hands cannot be where she says.

So just admit it. YOU want to believe it is true because you wrongly think it will help your candidate.


34 posted on 11/07/2011 1:13:45 PM PST 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: McGruff
A woman with genitals? Man that would be uncomfortable.

Do you think only men have genitals?

35 posted on 11/07/2011 1:14:10 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Bialek said she first met Cain when employed by the NRA as a manger of industry relations. She lost her job there shortly thereafter,”

“Manger of Industry Relation” Doing what? How did she lose her job? Soooo many question to answer before I would believe her.


36 posted on 11/07/2011 1:14:45 PM PST by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Show me the proof!


37 posted on 11/07/2011 1:14:54 PM PST by RobertoinAL
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To: SeekAndFind

I didn’t think she was credible.

Needs money, I’m pretty sure.


38 posted on 11/07/2011 1:15:11 PM PST by Fido969
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Nice, I guess any smear job is acceptable as long as you, wrongly, can kid yourself it helps your candidate.

Helping the Media lynch Cain will not help Perry. Might as well get that thru your right head now.


39 posted on 11/07/2011 1:15:15 PM PST 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: MNJohnnie

Chauffeur? Cab?


40 posted on 11/07/2011 1:15:29 PM PST by heartwood
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To: MNJohnnie

Couldn’t they find an attractive female to make these claims? It might have been more believeable. I mean we are talking about an extremely good looking man here. Really.


41 posted on 11/07/2011 1:15:51 PM PST by Rippin
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42 posted on 11/07/2011 1:15:56 PM PST by NoLibZone (Occupy is the DNC's use of children,indigent & infirm to push back TeaParty calls for smaller gov't)
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To: MNJohnnie

Or already arrived at the Nat’l Restaurant Association headquarters.


43 posted on 11/07/2011 1:16:45 PM PST by heartwood
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To: MNJohnnie
What she says Cain did, in the front seat, is physically impossible.

Not that I believe her, but why do you say that?

Seems to me like if I was driving, I could slide my right hand up her leg, then grab her head and pull it down.

Why is it impossible?

44 posted on 11/07/2011 1:16:58 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind
She asked him if he remembered her. “He acknowledged that he remembered me from the foundation, but he kind of looked uncomfortable,” Bialek said. “He said nothing as he was whisked away for his speech by his handlers.”

Sounds like she was a scorned sexual harassment target to me./sarc

45 posted on 11/07/2011 1:17:54 PM PST by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Nice, I guess any smear job is acceptable as long as you, wrongly, can kid yourself it helps your candidate.

Helping the Media lynch Cain will not help your candidate. Might as well get that thru your head right now.


46 posted on 11/07/2011 1:18:09 PM PST 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: indpndtguy

How does someone have eight entire posts in two years?


47 posted on 11/07/2011 1:18:20 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MNJohnnie
I didn't say it would help my candidate and I didn't say I buy this woman's story. What I did say was absolutely accurate. That statement was considered vile and hateful when uttered by a democrat but it's acceptable now? Talk about hypocrisy.

And in case you haven't noticed...my candidate has had absolutely nothing to say in this matter. Herman Cain tried to smear him but he did nothing to add to Cain's problems.

48 posted on 11/07/2011 1:18:34 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: MNJohnnie

And she’s good looking and still looking for a Job...a better job, guaranteed by the DNC and friends.

Gee, Prove it didn’t happen.....or Prove it DID happen...mission impossible for sure.

She remembers Anita Hills ascendency to an important person.


49 posted on 11/07/2011 1:19:02 PM PST by 4Speed
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To: Izzy Dunne

How long do you think Cain’s arms are?


50 posted on 11/07/2011 1:19:03 PM PST 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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