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Cain accuser filed complaint at next job (Kraushaar)
AP/CBS ^ | 11/9/11

Posted on 11/09/2011 1:20:57 AM PST by markomalley

A woman who settled a sexual harassment complaint against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain in 1999 complained three years later at her next job about unfair treatment, saying she should be allowed to work from home after a serious car accident and accusing a manager of circulating a sexually charged email, The Associated Press has learned.

Karen Kraushaar, 55, filed the complaint while working as a spokeswoman at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the Justice Department in late 2002 or early 2003, with the assistance of her lawyer, Joel Bennett, who also handled her earlier sexual harassment complaint against Cain in 1999. Three former supervisors familiar with Kraushaar's complaint, which did not include a claim of sexual harassment, described it for the AP under condition of anonymity because the matter was handled internally by the agency and was not public.

To settle the complaint at the immigration service, Kraushaar initially demanded thousands of dollars in payment, a reinstatement of leave she used after the accident earlier in 2002, promotion on the federal pay scale and a one-year fellowship to Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, according to a former supervisor familiar with the complaint. The promotion itself would have increased her annual salary between $12,000 and $16,000, according to salary tables in 2002 from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

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1 posted on 11/09/2011 1:20:58 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

A human magnet for sexual harassment? If I hired a gal like her...she’d have to be a one-person office, or working strictly with women.


2 posted on 11/09/2011 1:24:49 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice
...or working strictly with women.

That ain't a guarantee nowadays, if you want to consider a no-win employer nightmare.

Small wonder folks aren't enthusiastic about hiring.

3 posted on 11/09/2011 1:29:39 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: markomalley

I’d like to file a complaint about Karen Kraushaar.

She sounds like a real douchebag.


4 posted on 11/09/2011 1:35:15 AM PST by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: LyinLibs

Is this the bimbo that WORKS FOR OBAMA, or is she the CLOWN who lived in DAVID AXELROD’S Chicago apartment building (and admits she socialized with him in their building’s gym)?

I’m waiting for ACCUSER #5 to appear. I’m told she looks like Joe Biden wearing sunglasses and a wig.

Hell, for their next trick, they’ll put a bikini on Rick Sanchez. “Richeline Sanchez” will be feted as Herman Cain’s “dim witted Miami mistress, who didn’t know Cain was married.”


5 posted on 11/09/2011 1:40:53 AM PST by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: markomalley

what a trotter!


6 posted on 11/09/2011 1:48:20 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: LyinLibs
or is she the CLOWN who lived in DAVID AXELROD’S Chicago apartment building

Actually, the word that springs to my mind for her is "floozie" -- the word my mother favored for women of "a certain type"! Kind of an old-fashioned word, but still serviceable, I think! ;-)

7 posted on 11/09/2011 2:03:10 AM PST by maryz
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To: markomalley

Instead of a “joint press conference,” these skanks should combine for a reality show.

They could battle to “get the money” by floating the most absurd accusations with the most transparent motives.

It could be filmed inside the White House — one already has an official job working for Omoslem, while the others are just “independent contractors” working for David Axelrod.


8 posted on 11/09/2011 2:03:48 AM PST by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: markomalley

After reading the whole story, I find that I am not comforted by the evidence that people working at high governmental positions (especially the iRS) are clearly NUTS!


9 posted on 11/09/2011 2:03:52 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: markomalley

OMG!! I had no idea that so many women claimed sexual harassment!! Sounds like it was just to MILK MONEY and GOODIES out of people. Disgusting


10 posted on 11/09/2011 2:19:32 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: markomalley

good work bro


11 posted on 11/09/2011 2:24:39 AM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: markomalley

Joel Bennett, what a piece of work, I do not know which is worst Allred or Bennett.


12 posted on 11/09/2011 2:26:16 AM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: markomalley

Impossible! I saw a picture of her with a horse! She looked like a nice lady who likes horses!


13 posted on 11/09/2011 2:33:47 AM PST by Puddleglum
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To: afraidfortherepublic

...or at the very least, into serious self aggrandizement at the expense of others, and without any moral compunction.


14 posted on 11/09/2011 2:34:15 AM PST by wita
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To: markomalley

Typical, these people make their lives filing complaints.


15 posted on 11/09/2011 2:42:32 AM PST by Evergolightly (One's conclusions are founded in the path travelled.)
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To: markomalley

Can’t wait for the gals clown show. When the three grievance mongers get together for a press conference. My suspect that no such meeting will take place for fear to questions relating to this matter and the ones associated with Allred’s gal.


16 posted on 11/09/2011 2:45:57 AM PST by MN_Mike (Governor Sarah Palin for the win! Piper Palin for President 2036 (Biden: Gird YOUR loins))
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To: markomalley

“The joke circulated online lists reasons men and women were like computers, including that men were like computers because “in order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.” Women were like computers because “even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.””

...and for this E-Mail, which I’m sure this bimbo was the last thing on people’s minds when it circulated, is looked at as a cash cow for some people.

So now we know why she wanted to keep her name secret. Seems like her and her mouth are a tag-team that runs around suing everyone in sight, even without provocation.

I sure hope she enjoys her job where she is, because ANYONE that would take her for another job should have his head examined.


17 posted on 11/09/2011 2:46:55 AM PST by BobL (Unitl it's a felony conviction, Cain gets my vote, and my money)
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To: Puddleglum

“Impossible! I saw a picture of her with a horse! She looked like a nice lady who likes horses!”

Lots of women ‘like’ horses...but did she file a complaint against any of them?


18 posted on 11/09/2011 2:48:09 AM PST by BobL (Unitl it's a felony conviction, Cain gets my vote, and my money)
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To: All; markomalley
Although described as a Republican, she's also only ever donated to the DNC.

Her husband donates to both sides.

19 posted on 11/09/2011 2:48:43 AM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama.)
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To: newzjunkey

Her husband is a Lobbiest !


20 posted on 11/09/2011 2:53:39 AM PST by not2worry
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To: pepsionice
or working strictly with women.

You obviously haven't tried this. This is the worst of all possible outcomes because they fight like hell-cats.

What we have here sounds like a serial accuser and I'd bet that an open review of her personnel file at Treasury shows it littered with similar behaviour problems.

Once they think they can game the system, it never stops.

21 posted on 11/09/2011 3:06:37 AM PST by plangent
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To: plangent

“Once [serial accusers] think they can game the system, it never stops.”

UNTIL they run smack into the CAIN TRAIN!


22 posted on 11/09/2011 3:07:51 AM PST by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: plangent
General rule of thumb...

Two women in the same office is one too many.

23 posted on 11/09/2011 3:11:45 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: markomalley
Kraushaar provided seven such letters of recommendation to show that her performance was commendable while working at the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the restaurant association and the immigration service.

I'd like to know when they were written. Sometimes they are written when you want to get rid of someone.

24 posted on 11/09/2011 3:11:52 AM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: LyinLibs

Wrong David Axelrod


25 posted on 11/09/2011 3:12:38 AM PST by sneakers (EAT YOUR PEAS!)
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To: palmer
Letters of recommendation??? Pffftttt.

I rather see the performance appraisals...

26 posted on 11/09/2011 3:14:36 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: markomalley
I've known women you couldn't say good morning to without them assuming it was a proposition. It can turn a workplace into pure hell.
27 posted on 11/09/2011 3:23:12 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: pepsionice

She would still find a way to invade your wallet.


28 posted on 11/09/2011 3:23:34 AM PST by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I rather see the performance appraisals... It’s about the same thing. I had an employee who had no idea of what he was doing, how to do it and thought industrial hygiene meant douching. I heard he wanted a lateral transfer and I wrote the most false, glowing performance reports on him to get rid of him. It worked and his new manager didn’t talk to me up to retirement.


29 posted on 11/09/2011 3:27:24 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Puddleglum

Yes, looks can be deceiving.

Says she complained she didn’t get to work from home, but seems healthy enough to work her horses doesn’t she?

Also, she wanted her days she took from work for the accident to be FREE/reinstated. WTF???? Thin skinned and easily offended...that’s all that woman is. She even complained about a “sexually explicit” email comparing men/women to computers. I can only imagine how petty THAT was.

As a woman myself, I cannot stand to work around 90% of them. Petty, gossipy, and plain stupid most of the time. I work mainly with men. My current IT job of Infrastructure there are 6 in my immediate team...I’m the only girl. On the team on a larger scale there are about 40. Only 4 of us are women. I LOVE it.


30 posted on 11/09/2011 3:31:45 AM 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: markomalley

Oh, here we go. A sexually charged e-mail?

Who among us hasn’t received (or forwarded) an off-color email joke? I have received one or two that crossed the line and merely deleted them. Only on one occassion did I say something to the indidividual who sent it, essentiallly telling him that one went too far. Our company has very strict interpretation of all ethics complaints. The individual can say something to the offender but has the option to immediately report a complaint to the ethics officer (yes, we have one). Most would choose to handle something lise this ‘locally’. But there are always a few hypersensitive types that wouldn’t hesitate to claim ‘victim’ if given the chance.


31 posted on 11/09/2011 3:33:57 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Puddleglum

By the way...love your screen name. C.S. Lewis is my favorite author. Think I read the Chronicles 9 times through as a kid...and then at least once through to both my children.


32 posted on 11/09/2011 3:34:19 AM 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: Puddleglum

By the way...love your screen name. C.S. Lewis is my favorite author. Think I read the Chronicles 9 times through as a kid...and then at least once through to both my children.


33 posted on 11/09/2011 3:35:20 AM 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: Puddleglum

By the way...love your screen name. C.S. Lewis is my favorite author. Think I read the Chronicles 9 times through as a kid...and then at least once through to both my children.


34 posted on 11/09/2011 3:35:25 AM 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: LyinLibs

And sadly, it would likely be a huge hit. After all, think Jersey Shore..


35 posted on 11/09/2011 3:36:25 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Evergolightly
Typical, these people make their lives filing complaints.

In college, I recall a guy, probably an English major, who wrote an extremely well-written with wit and flair letter to Drake's complaining that he bought a Devil Dog with no creme. To my best recollection, I believe they sent him a case of Devil Dogs. My point is there is a mentality in some people, and this example is evidence of how it might begin, in getting everything for nothing in life.

Story two - I heard of a couple that get EVERYTHING for free by complaining. An example was they painted their house, and then complained and harassed the paint company for a refund - for a chip or peel here or there. They wound up writing a book about getting thru life like this!

So, I went to amazon to report more on this apparent parasitic subculture:

How to Sue Everyone: Ready-to-Use Legal Letters to Terrorize Friends & Family [Bargain Price] [Paperback]

How To Complain For Fun And Profit: The Best Guide Ever To Writing Complaint Letters. [Paperback]


36 posted on 11/09/2011 3:37:36 AM PST by C210N (zer0 - a Marxonist spreading the flames of obamunism wherever he goes.)
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To: sneakers

No, we found out yesterday that the Bialek woman lived in the building a while ago with the Obama Axlerod and saw him in the building gym all the time.

Don’t get it confused withthe one Malkin was talking about.


37 posted on 11/09/2011 3:44:28 AM PST by dforest
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To: markomalley

Any credibility this woman might have had just got shot out of the water, as far as I’m concerned.

I’m glad to see some in the LSM are bringing up these things. A lot of folks hearing this stuff don’t bother to do their own research online.
Even CNN mentioned that though they’re saying she’s a registered Republican, she’s only donated to the DNC.


38 posted on 11/09/2011 3:45:42 AM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: sevinufnine

thanks - I loved the character Puddleglum from “Silver Chair” he was as grumbly and skeptical as I am. And he was right most of the time! I seen too many circuses come through town - I am continually amazed at how gullible people are these days (especially your typical “D” voter).


39 posted on 11/09/2011 3:45:42 AM PST by Puddleglum
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To: Puddleglum; All

I am beginning to wonder if the horse was ever served with a complaint.


40 posted on 11/09/2011 3:46:24 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: markomalley

University of Oregon 1964...History of Western Civilization...Girl on the front row with short skirt, no undies and legs spread, until the little old professor looks over the podium and says, “Young lady, would you mind closing the Gates of Hell?”


41 posted on 11/09/2011 3:46:41 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: markomalley

Looks like there’s a pattern here. Not by Herman Cain but by his accuser. Ya think the press will apologize?


42 posted on 11/09/2011 3:46:41 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: markomalley

That’s life in America today,friends. It’s like a bad joke.


43 posted on 11/09/2011 3:47:41 AM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: pepsionice

Wow,,,no matter where she goes she gets sexually harassed. lol


44 posted on 11/09/2011 3:47:43 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: Safetgiver

I suppose that is a possibility here as well. Never hurts to ask, though...


45 posted on 11/09/2011 3:48:14 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: mazda77
I am beginning to wonder if the horse was ever served with a complaint.

She knows an age-old truth: horses keep secrets. The horse cannot tell what it knows. Of course an attorney might ask "how times did he makes a pass at you?" and the horse might stamp his back hoof - one, two, three - "are you sure there wasn't one more time?" The horse pauses, thinks, then stomps once more. She strokes his mane gently. "No further questions," Allred concludes.

46 posted on 11/09/2011 3:51:01 AM PST by Puddleglum
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To: maryz

I think “floozie” is the perfect term to describe Sharon Bialek.

Kudos! I will use that henceforth. “The Chicago Cain-accuser floozie” works.


47 posted on 11/09/2011 3:51:15 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: markomalley

It is thanks to these kind of bitches that we now have HR departments. Scourge of the workplace. Having been a manager, women complain 20 times more than men about anything and everything. Check your company for carpal tunnel complaints. Ours were 100% female yet we ALL had computers.


48 posted on 11/09/2011 3:51:25 AM PST by doodad
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To: chessplayer

“Wow,,,no matter where she goes she gets sexually harassed. lol”

Yea, terrible luck on her part. I’m starting to like the old journalistic standards where they ignored gold diggers like these and only published when there was something solid, like an arrest.


49 posted on 11/09/2011 3:53:37 AM PST by BobL (Unitl it's a felony conviction, Cain gets my vote, and my money)
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To: markomalley

Not surprised. Washington D.C. is full of professional whiners. I’ve lived and worked there.


50 posted on 11/09/2011 3:54:27 AM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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