Skip to comments.Herman Cain gets a political gift...
Posted on 11/10/2011 5:18:01 PM PST by Kurt Evans
... Cain's claim that all he did was point to his chin and tell Kraushaar she was as tall as his wife is nowhere in the complaint Kraushaar leveled against him, according to Bennett.
"I have read my client's written complaint," Bennett told the Daily News.
"The incidents were not about how tall she was or that she was wearing a nice dress or anything along those lines.
"It was sexual harassment, not something innocent or something that could have been misconstrued."
Nothing about the abuse Kraushaar claims to have suffered at the hands of Cain more than a decade ago is "minor," he said.
"My client is an intelligent, well-educated woman who knows the difference between a compliment and sexual harassment," Bennett added...
While Cain has spoken darkly of a "Democratic machine" being behind the accusations, both Bialek and Kraushaar are Republicans.
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“While Cain has spoken darkly of a “Democratic machine” being behind the accusations, both Bialek and Kraushaar are Republicans.”
That’s funny.... I thought he blamed Perry. Or is Perry a Democrat again?
Personally, I thought he should have blamed the DNC. That’s more likely, and besides, it’s better politics in a GOP primary.
Go suck eggs, Paultard. 46K is the price of avoiding litigation.
what’s the time line?
companies pay these “claims” to avoid expensive legal costs.
$46,000.00 is nothing compared to legal costs of lawsuits.
This is the most hilarious article! Repubs? My arse.
It has already been proven they are not.
Neither one of them is a blonde either. Both are exposed as batsh*t crazy and money grubbers.
Cain wasn’t privy to the silly allegations and severance agreement made by this Krausharr ditz, the puny serial complainer.
Woman is a liar and a coward to boot.
There have been so many he is getting them mixed up/s
Personally, being a Cain supporter, I’d love to see these women get as much exposure as possible. The more they talk, the more easily discounted their lies.
From the NRA on Friday:
Based upon the information currently available, we can confirm that more than a decade ago, in July 1999, Mr. Bennetts client filed a formal internal complaint, in accordance with the Associations existing policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment," the NRA said, according to National Journal. "Mr. Herman Cain disputed the allegations in the complaint. The Association and Mr. Bennetts client subsequently entered into an agreement to resolve the matter, without any admission of liability. Mr. Cain was not a party to that agreement."
If you were paying attention, you would know better.
Cain didn't forget. Cain recused himself from the investigation and was not a part of the negotiations.
That’s why they canceled their joint press conference. They couldn’t keep their stories straight.
Yeah one of Brets people said that every question Cain got last night his answer was “999”. I didn’t see the debate but I laughed at that. China-999.
Iran-999 Fast and Furious-999 To funny!
Funny kind of 'Republican' that works for Janet Reno and Barack Obama.
Haha! Take that Socialist Demcrats and Liberal Republicans! Mr. Cain was not even mentioned in the agreement!
How come all of the accusers are lily-white? (’cept for the dark roots)
There’s a reason for that, too.
Keep the sistahs hatin’ him and the white women fearin’ him.
While Cain has spoken darkly of a “Democratic machine” being behind the accusations, both Bialek and Kraushaar are Republicans.
Give it up dude.Those women are not credibel except to Karl Rove.
Sorry, you lose this time.
Good heavens, just look at those two mutts. One aging bloated botoxed hussy and the other an anemic liberal feminazi. Both losers who live above their means and file lawsuits for the next boobjob.
What a joke.
999 beats duh and oops.
Cain Accuser Kraushaar Filed Another Complaint At Next Job (Supervisor: Charges ‘frivolous’)
Karen Kraushaar, who settled a sexual harassment complaint against Republican presidential frontrunner Herman Cain in 1999, filed a different complaint at her next job four years later, accusing a manager of sending out a sexually suggestive email and asking to be allowed to work at home after a car accident.
Kraushaar made the complaint, which did not involve a claim of sexual harassment, while working at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in 2003. Her lawyer was Joel Bennett, the same lawyer who had handled her harassment complaint against Herman Cain at the National Restaurant Association.
Kraushaar was injured in a car accident at an intersection in late 2002. After the accident, Kraushaar asked to be allowed to work from home. She filed the complaint when her repeated requests to work at home were denied, according to a former supervisor. The former supervisor told ABC News that Kraushaar wanted a “large payout” of tens of thousands of dollars, a year-long fellowship at Harvard, a raise and the reinstatement of sick leave.
I take it you’ve never worked in an organization with dictatorial HR oversight. The are the protectors of corporate PR as relate to legal matters and resort to any means necessary to keep PR favorable, regardless of the validity of the charges.
A $46k pay out is peanuts and just adds to the bottom line to justify their next year’s expense budget and staff increases.
My closest last experience I’ve had with a mega corporate HR dept was my regional manager, a middle aged, unattractive, dingbat and highly incompetent woman who finally created a mess she couldn’t blame on anyone else.
She was put on LOA and promptly hired an attorney claiming harassment from her male superiors citing that they had hired a large breasted, good looking woman to groom as her replacement and other ridiculous claims. (yes she was a babe but had risen through the ranks)
It took a year but she held out and got full retirement 8 years early. That was HR’s price to not have it be filed in court despite the absurdity of the allegations.
Cain wasn’t even at the NRA when this was settled.
I don’t know you tell me? If the incident he is telling to anyone that will listen isn’t in the complaint. WHO is CAIN talking about?
Boy, they got some really dumb freepers, you being one of them.
That's my kind of Republican!
Charles Krauthammer also told the story about forgetting the name of a dinner hostess and how he improvised. But he isn't running for the POTUS. That Perry is too much of a liability for the GOP and that Obama would win reelection. That was too funny!p>
Penn State Mentality?
I believe you owe Mr. Cain’s supporters an apology.
Let’s not even get into the rumors floating around for years on Rick Perry.
You should be ashamed of yourself!
Yeah it’s a real Candidte killer——JUST ASK GW BUSH
No I will not. Cover up and shut up any one that doesn’t drink the kool-aid.
Be sure to watch the video. Candidate won 8 years as President.
Thanks for your insightful comments. I think there is one more thing being overlooked: we don’t know what the $46,000 was for. Was it all to compensate for her “injury” or for lost wages? Was some of it a standard part of severance she would be due upon separation? Was any of it for accrued PTO (paid time off)? Did some of it go for her legal fees? In other words, in the right perspective, little or none of the money may have actually been paid for the alleged harassment, but as part of an overall separation agreement.
And why would that? If I had legitimate complaint I'd be shouting it from the rooftops.
The only reason that makes sense to me is that her reason for suing him is so frivolous she's hoping somebody has a substantial complaint that she can hide behind.
SHE said, however, THE ASSOCIATION said it was a SEVERANCE package. Another couple of clues: There was NO complaint to the EEOC. Had her lawyer thought she had a legitimate claim he would have reported it because IT WOULD HAVE MEANT A BIGGER PAYOUT (lawyers typically like bigger payouts...it lines their pockets and improves their reputation). Why would he NOT have gone to the board that deals with harassment? A lawyer with a GOOD case would have been remiss (even negligent) to NOT have gotten the appropriate justice for her. Instead, he accepted the kind of low settlement companies hand out for nuisance complaints. And then, SHE MADE THE SAME KIND OF CLAIM AT HER NEXT JOB. Either she was so irresistible men just couldn’t help herself or it’s a pattern of behavior. If you have REAL proof then lay it out. Otherwise, take your accusations somewhere else. Put up or shut up.
I agree with you 100%, but Cain does not agree with your contention, that’s why he hire “that” lawyer to shut em up.
“Bialek and Kraushaar are Republicans”
Wonder why these women claim to be Republicans? I believe there just might be a story there if someone wanted to dig a bit.
And just WHO has that lawyer “shut up”? The women are perfectly free to speak out (one already did though her story is just silly). Both have their own lawyers to protect their legal interests so since they have the same kind of legal representation that Cain has what do they have to fear? Oh, welcome to Free Republic by the way.
TURN IT, AIKIDO-LIKE, RIGHT BACK SMACK AROUND ON THEM. They are very stupid. They are not very tactical, these Libs, and these RINOs like Karl Rove and Michael Medved. They will these charges as soon as they put two and two together, and realize it is backfiring horribly and actually building up the Cain Machine. This is an amazing sideshow to the whole 2012 race to the White House. It will be in a documentary of how Cain flipped massive negatives into positives. He did this throughout his career, now he is doing it in his first foray into politics. That is why the Beltway, both Dem and RINO, hate him so much. They have never seen it before. It is a form of "penis envy". LOL.
I wondered why no EEOC complaint? Once a complainant has settled with an employer it does NOT preclude them from also going through EEOC for a larger payout.
I've heard from literally dozens of employment lawyers and HR sources.
Seems the "coin of the realm" for a "nuisance" sexual harrassment settlement is $35,000. That total amounts to the insurance company's minimum cost of opening a court case. A baseless nuisance suit would be settled for that amount. I understand one of the settlements in the Cain case was exactly that number.
Out of the settlement amount, her attorney is due one-third and she also must pay one-half of the investigative costs (depositions, etc.). The plaintiff usually leaves the building with a net of $17-18,000.
A $46,000 settlement is certainly in the "nuisance" ballpark. If it was a serious case, you can bet that neither the lady nor her attorney wouldn't have settled for comparative peanuts.