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Herman Cain gets a political gift...
New York Daily News ^ | November 10, 2011 | Alison Gendar & Corky Siemaszko

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; anofferyoucantrefuse; cain; elections; gop; hermancain; joelbennett; karenkraushaar; sharonbialek
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Forty-six thousand dollars... And Cain forgot?
1 posted on 11/10/2011 5:18:07 PM PST by Kurt Evans
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To: Kurt Evans

“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.


2 posted on 11/10/2011 5:21:18 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Kurt Evans

Go suck eggs, Paultard. 46K is the price of avoiding litigation.


3 posted on 11/10/2011 5:22:06 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Kurt Evans

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.


4 posted on 11/10/2011 5:22:45 PM PST by ken21
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To: Kurt Evans
The NY Daily News claims Cain spoke "darkly"???


5 posted on 11/10/2011 5:26:20 PM PST by Meet the New Boss
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To: Kurt Evans

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.


6 posted on 11/10/2011 5:27:05 PM PST by dforest
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To: Kurt Evans

There have been so many he is getting them mixed up/s


7 posted on 11/10/2011 5:28:15 PM PST by marty60
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To: Kurt Evans
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8 posted on 11/10/2011 5:29:03 PM PST by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: Kurt Evans

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.


9 posted on 11/10/2011 5:29:21 PM PST by mr_griz
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To: Kurt Evans
Forty-six thousand dollars... And Cain forgot?

From the NRA on Friday:

“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," the NRA said, according to National Journal. "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."

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111104/herman-cain-harassment

10 posted on 11/10/2011 5:29:37 PM PST by justsaynomore (http://teamcain.hermancain.com - http://www.meetup.com/HermanCain/)
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To: Kurt Evans
Forty-six thousand dollars... And Cain forgot?

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.

-PJ

11 posted on 11/10/2011 5:30:27 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: mr_griz

That’s why they canceled their joint press conference. They couldn’t keep their stories straight.


12 posted on 11/10/2011 5:31:14 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: smoothsailing

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!


13 posted on 11/10/2011 5:32:23 PM PST by marty60
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To: Kurt Evans
While Cain has spoken darkly of a "Democratic machine" being behind the accusations, both Bialek and Kraushaar are Republicans

Funny kind of 'Republican' that works for Janet Reno and Barack Obama.

14 posted on 11/10/2011 5:34:35 PM PST by montag813
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To: indylindy
>Cain wasn’t privy to the silly allegations and severance agreement ...

Right. They just paid her without bothering to get Cain's response. (Yes, that's sarcasm.)

It wasn't a severance agreement:

"However, Kraushaar told CNN that the height remark was not the basis for her complaint. And, Kraushaar added, she received a $46,000 sexual harassment settlement rather than a severance agreement."

http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/10/politics/cain-allegations/
15 posted on 11/10/2011 5:37:05 PM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: justsaynomore

Haha! Take that Socialist Demcrats and Liberal Republicans! Mr. Cain was not even mentioned in the agreement!


16 posted on 11/10/2011 5:37:31 PM PST by o2bfree
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To: Kurt Evans

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.


17 posted on 11/10/2011 5:37:51 PM PST by digger48
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To: Kurt Evans

While Cain has spoken darkly of a “Democratic machine” being behind the accusations, both Bialek and Kraushaar are Republicans.


Krashauer’s only political donation was $250 to the DNC in 2009. Don’t reporters investigate? (www.opensecrets.org)


18 posted on 11/10/2011 5:42:24 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Kurt Evans

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.


19 posted on 11/10/2011 5:44:32 PM PST by dforest
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To: Kurt Evans
Why doesn't she say what was in her original complaint? Why the big secret?
20 posted on 11/10/2011 5:45:33 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Kurt Evans

21 posted on 11/10/2011 5:45:40 PM PST by o2bfree
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To: marty60

999 beats duh and oops.


22 posted on 11/10/2011 5:46:10 PM PST by dforest
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To: Kurt Evans

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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2805039/posts


23 posted on 11/10/2011 5:46:36 PM PST by justsaynomore (http://teamcain.hermancain.com - http://www.meetup.com/HermanCain/)
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To: justsaynomore
>Mr. Herman Cain disputed the allegations in the complaint.

Allegations worthy of a $46,000 settlement, and after Cain disputed them, he forgot what they were?

>Mr. Cain was not a party to that agreement.

That's completely different from not knowing about it.
24 posted on 11/10/2011 5:47:05 PM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: dirtboy; Kurt Evans
Go suck eggs, Paultard. 46K is the price of avoiding litigation.

*DITTO* Dirtboy!

Hey Kurt? The dry cleaners called, your sheets are ready.
25 posted on 11/10/2011 5:48:24 PM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain, a God-fearing, Jesus-loving, Constitution-honoring PATRIOT.)
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To: marty60
There have been so many he is getting them mixed up/s

Do you have a point? (besides the one on the top of your head?)
26 posted on 11/10/2011 5:49:45 PM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain, a God-fearing, Jesus-loving, Constitution-honoring PATRIOT.)
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To: Kurt Evans

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.


27 posted on 11/10/2011 5:53:05 PM PST by Rebelbase (Yes we Cain!)
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To: Kurt Evans

Cain wasn’t even at the NRA when this was settled.


28 posted on 11/10/2011 5:55:38 PM PST by justsaynomore (http://teamcain.hermancain.com - http://www.meetup.com/HermanCain/)
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To: mkjessup

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?


29 posted on 11/10/2011 5:55:49 PM PST by marty60
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To: Political Junkie Too
>Cain didn't forget. Cain recused himself from the investigation and was not a part of the negotiations.

Actually he disputed the allegations during the investigation.
30 posted on 11/10/2011 5:56:18 PM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans

Boy, they got some really dumb freepers, you being one of them.


31 posted on 11/10/2011 5:58:08 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: CaptainK
>Why doesn't she say what was in her original complaint? Why the big secret?

She's probably still hoping for a joint press conference with Cain's other victims.
33 posted on 11/10/2011 5:58:59 PM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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Kraushaar was the mouthpiece for this shining moment in American history:

That's my kind of Republican!

34 posted on 11/10/2011 6:02:06 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: marty60
Maybe Perry should have at least remembered the Department of Energy - the lynch pin of his terribly create economic plan.

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>

Too funny!

35 posted on 11/10/2011 6:04:11 PM PST by not2worry
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To: marty60

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!


36 posted on 11/10/2011 6:08:21 PM PST by not2worry
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To: not2worry

Yeah it’s a real Candidte killer——JUST ASK GW BUSH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEbZqvMu2cQ


37 posted on 11/10/2011 6:15:45 PM PST by marty60
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To: not2worry

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.


38 posted on 11/10/2011 6:17:58 PM PST by marty60
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To: Rebelbase

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.


39 posted on 11/10/2011 6:20:54 PM PST by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: Kurt Evans
She's probably still hoping for a joint press conference with Cain's other victims.

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.

40 posted on 11/10/2011 6:20:57 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Kurt Evans

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.

Cindie


41 posted on 11/10/2011 6:24:46 PM PST 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: mr_griz

I agree with you 100%, but Cain does not agree with your contention, that’s why he hire “that” lawyer to shut em up.


42 posted on 11/10/2011 6:27:12 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: Kurt Evans

“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.


43 posted on 11/10/2011 6:36:35 PM PST by Heart of Georgia
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To: X-spurt

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.

Cindie


44 posted on 11/10/2011 6:36:46 PM PST 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: marty60
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45 posted on 11/10/2011 6:38:13 PM PST by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: smoothsailing
We must engineer "Cain Bimbogate-Fatigue". One way to disarm it is with humor. But that which makes more fun of the accusers than Cain. It raises his name ID, and has been proven now to actually raise his CONTRIBUTIONS!!!

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.

46 posted on 11/10/2011 6:40:29 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Mr. Cain: Back on message now; let the rest of us ferret out the gutter crap who planted that smear)
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To: gardencatz

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.


47 posted on 11/10/2011 6:41:54 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

49 posted on 11/10/2011 6:48:13 PM PST by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: JewishRighter
I think there is one more thing being overlooked: we don’t know what the $46,000 was for.

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.

50 posted on 11/10/2011 6:49:04 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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