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CBS: Herman Cain waived confidentiality: accuser's lawyer
CBSNews ^ | November 1, 2011 | Jan Crawford

Posted on 11/01/2011 4:39:35 PM PDT by maggief

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But Joel Bennett, the lawyer for one of the accusers, who is a married federal employee who lives in Maryland, told CBS News today that his client is telling the truth.

"I wouldn't characterize it as an ax to grind," Bennett said. "I'm sure she feels as though she wasn't treated properly by Herman Cain."

But Bennett said said he does not remember the specific allegations, or what kind of settlement they eventually reached.

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"I reference this lady's height," Cain said. "And I was standing near her and I did this, saying 'you're the same height as my wife.'"

Bennett said Cain was talking about the case of another woman, not his client. But Bennett said now that Cain is talking about specifics, the confidentiality agreements may no longer be binding.

"I think the National Restaurant Associaion ought to waive the confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions and let the two women, if they choose to do so, come forward and tell their stories so that it can get a complete public airing," Bennett said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: borked; cain; cainscandals; hermaincain; sexualharassment
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1 posted on 11/01/2011 4:39:37 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Cain did not break the confidentiality agreement.

The person that leaked the info to Politico did.


2 posted on 11/01/2011 4:44:11 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: maggief

If they waive the confidentiality, do they have to give the money back??


3 posted on 11/01/2011 4:44:26 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: maggief
If the National Enquirer gets hold of this can of worms, they may run it for all its worth.
4 posted on 11/01/2011 4:44:46 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: maggief
...a married federal employee who lives in Maryland,

is likely to be a liberal.

5 posted on 11/01/2011 4:45:20 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: maggief

Such fine-toothed-comb detail. For a network that couldn’t reference Juanita Broaddrick’s lip, even once.


6 posted on 11/01/2011 4:45:37 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: maggief
"I think the National Restaurant Associaion ought to waive the confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions and let the two women, if they choose to do so, come forward and tell their stories so that it can get a complete public airing," Bennett said.

And how long would it be and how much money would it take before the stories become nothing like the original events, shaped to become the narrative that the libtard media wants to present and smear Herman Cain with.

7 posted on 11/01/2011 4:46:03 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: maggief

Thought the same thing when I heard Cain speak.


8 posted on 11/01/2011 4:46:21 PM PDT by STJPII
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To: maggief
You could see this one coming a mile away. So, soon someone will offer one of (or both) thes women enough money and live time to "air" their grievances.

They will come out and try and refute everything Cain has said.

But the libs dont't get it.

They are preaching into and yelling into an almost empty echo chamber...theoir own voices coming back at them and not much more. The people who matter have already decided and are rallying to Cain's side and pouring more money into his campaign because they smell this rat and it stinks to high heaven.

Let 'em keep trying. They're just digging themselves a deeper hole.

9 posted on 11/01/2011 4:46:21 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: maggief
Oh boy. Don't like the sound of this "other woman." Hope this thing blows over.

The Right actually expects moral behavior. The Left expects moral behavior too - but only from the Right.

10 posted on 11/01/2011 4:46:43 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Jeff Head

This sure does take me back. I guess they figured that they waited too long in 1991.


11 posted on 11/01/2011 4:47:49 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Safrguns

Bingo!

The leftist are VERY aftraid of Herman Cain. They KNOW he can defeat Obama and are throwing everything at him.


12 posted on 11/01/2011 4:48:59 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: maggief

Lets say this is the case. Then could the case also be made that this woman is waiving the confidentiality agreement for similar episodes she has had with other companies and organizations?

Does she want to open up that can of worms if we find out she does this with many, if not most of her employers?


13 posted on 11/01/2011 4:49:15 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: PapaNew

ANY man in a leadership position in corporate America has a large target on his back.


14 posted on 11/01/2011 4:49:29 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: maggief

Cain needs to won up if there’s any to be done, but what about Obama? Is there credible evidence about these allegations of his homosexual behavior and cocaine use in 1999?


15 posted on 11/01/2011 4:49:29 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: maggief

As said before Herman may not be a party to the lawsuit so there is no confidentiality to lose.


16 posted on 11/01/2011 4:50:12 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Safrguns
Herman Cain has prevailed over poverty, cancer, racial discrimination, and corporate America.

Will he prevail over Big Brother and his ruthless Propaganda Machine?

If not--he is too good for America.

17 posted on 11/01/2011 4:52:31 PM PDT by Savage Beast (A backwoods southern lawyer is a safer trustee for your soul than a Washington politician.)
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To: SueRae

The monies are paid with the understanding of a confidentiality agreement. I suspect the lawyer is just trying to get his 15 minutes of fame by even discussing this.


18 posted on 11/01/2011 4:52:31 PM PDT by omega4179 (We can't wait! for the end of an error.)
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To: maggief

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I present President Cain and the First Lady. Ahhhh, I love the sound of that. God willing...


19 posted on 11/01/2011 4:55:28 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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To: omega4179
The monies are paid with the understanding of a confidentiality agreement. I suspect the lawyer is just trying to get his 15 minutes of fame by even discussing this.

Perhaps the lawyer should be fined the amount of the settlement whose confidentiality was breached and be debarred from further practice in the legal profession.

20 posted on 11/01/2011 4:55:48 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Safrguns

This stinks to high heaven!

Bennett recalls the specifics of the other allegation but not those of his BFF client???

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2800951/posts

“I’ve known her for a long time, and she’s happily married,” Bennett said,


21 posted on 11/01/2011 4:56:03 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Parley Baer

There was no lawsuit!


22 posted on 11/01/2011 4:57:33 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: Parley Baer

If I were Cain, I would go ahead and release all of the case info myself. Probably nothing to find, like that data dump that Palin did.


23 posted on 11/01/2011 5:00:02 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: SueRae

I have signed many of these types of documents when contracting with someone to design something they want to retain the rights to. Each is different in many way but where they are all alike is the penalties for divulging the details of the item.

I have no restrictions on speaking in generalities and in a case as Cain’s the confidentiality is typically directed to the specifics of the settlement, names of the parties involved and any other details that attorneys can agree to and submit to their clients.

This douche-bag attorney saying that the chin height comment was not a part of his clients complaint and then say because Cain mentioned it was cause that Cain broke the NDA is beyond stupid.


24 posted on 11/01/2011 5:04:57 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: maggief

If a youtube surfaces of Herman beating Michelle Obama with a baseball bat , it will only make me like him more.


25 posted on 11/01/2011 5:05:44 PM PDT 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: maggief
"I'm sure she feels as though she wasn't treated properly by Herman Cain."

And after all these years it's only a big deal because Herman is a leading black conservative candidate for president. What a bunch of Barbara Streisand!

26 posted on 11/01/2011 5:07:19 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: maggief
"I'm sure she feels as though she wasn't treated properly by Herman Cain."

And after all these years it's only a big deal because Herman is a leading black conservative candidate for president. What a bunch of Barbara Streisand!

27 posted on 11/01/2011 5:09:46 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: maggief

Conservatives will never catch a break as long as they live in the same country with these liberal and leftist morons.


28 posted on 11/01/2011 5:11:05 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: maggief
The media will make sure this is an absolutely devastating scandal and make sure that all Cain will be able to talk about for the next few months will be in defense of his horribly disgusting actions ..... In the mean time Romney and Perry will sit back eat popcorn and watch the fireworks.

After the dust settles then it will be the next front runners turn to defend against the scandals coming their way.

It's too bad most Americans that rely on the network news for information are overly dazzled by all of the smoke and mirrors provided by the MSM that diverts attention away from the true issues facing this country!

29 posted on 11/01/2011 5:11:36 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: NoLibZone

excellent


30 posted on 11/01/2011 5:11:39 PM PDT by mike_9958
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To: Jeff Head

I can’t believe it, but I’m actually watching BOR, who I disdain. Cain’s holding his own. The man’s gotta be exhausted. This is getting ridiculous.


31 posted on 11/01/2011 5:17:34 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: maggief
Bennett said Cain was talking about the case of another woman, not his client.

If the condidentiality agreement covered specifics of the complaint rather than just circumstances of the settlement, it seems possible to argue this attorney violated confidentiality by linking Cain's behavior to the other complaining lady.

32 posted on 11/01/2011 5:17:50 PM PDT by frog in a pot (Their bible calls for either our conversion or our death - how and when has that changed ?)
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To: maggief

The lawyer making comments does not have the agreement in hand and has no idea what it says. He does remember the details. Huh? The lawyers says “now that Cain is talking about specifics, the confidentiality agreements may no longer be binding”. He says this without knowing anything. Apparently without knowing if Cain is even referring to his client? Former client?

This is either a very stupid lawyer or what we are watching is very bad theater....


33 posted on 11/01/2011 5:19:55 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: SueRae
If they waive the confidentiality, do they have to give the money back??

Bennet's hoping the name or names come out........Then he's gonna swoop with $$$ signs in his eyes.

34 posted on 11/01/2011 5:23:06 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: maggief

I am certain that Larry Sinclair believed that he didn’t get fair treatment from Obama either after snorting cocaine and giving him head in the back of a limo in Chicago, poor Larry only wanted a couple of bucks to shut him up too bad Barry didn’t comply....

The strange part is the media did comply and effectively shut down Mr. Sinclair


35 posted on 11/01/2011 5:27:06 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Herman Cain is the epitomy of MLK's dream.)
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To: Reagan Man

She signed the agreement, got the money - that’s the deal!

I would bet the woman has been offered Millions from the National Enquirer. She can embellish the entire story and not be touched, but destroy the campaign of Herman Cain.


36 posted on 11/01/2011 5:30:11 PM PDT by not2worry
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To: isthisnickcool

IMO, he’s smells a payday. After researching this guy, I’ve come up with nothing memorable.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2800951/posts

“I can tell you also that I don’t represent people who are trying to shake down employers.”


37 posted on 11/01/2011 5:30:35 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

So what if Soros says to her, “Hey, they gave you $30,000, if you forgo that, I’ll give you $1M?”


38 posted on 11/01/2011 5:33:21 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: txmissy

Luffa is grilling Cain?

On women accusers?

Now that’s Must See TV!


39 posted on 11/01/2011 5:36:28 PM PDT 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: PapaNew

Herman Cain should come up in a very open and public forum and state ... “Nearly everyone in high political office has these types of allegations thrown at them from time to time, and the accusers are usually after a little fame and money, President Obama for example, is alleged to have done cocaine with and had homosexual relations with a man by the name of Larry Sinclair in Chicago back in 1999. Now of course I don’t think it’s true, but Mr. Sinclair certainly seems to believe it, he even wrote a book about it, so I wonder why the media is bothering me with these type of distractions but failed to bother President Obama with the same type of allegations when he was running his campaign? I know it must be because the left and the media are afraid to talk about real change, real bold solutions for the current out of control government takeover in this country, they are afraid of Herman Cain and the 999 plan.”


40 posted on 11/01/2011 5:36:28 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Herman Cain is the epitomy of MLK's dream.)
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To: Safrguns

I guess the real question for Mr Joel Bennett and politico is, do they beleive that Larry Sinclair was not treated properly by Obama with just as much fervor as they believe these anonymous women believe they were unfairly treated by Herman Cain?


41 posted on 11/01/2011 5:41:39 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Herman Cain is the epitomy of MLK's dream.)
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To: maggief

How is it talking about specifics if he is referring to a different example??


42 posted on 11/01/2011 5:43:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: maggief

OR his woman could be lyin...

OR thunk up this accusation to accomplish some agenda..
OR some democrat apparatchik morphed this event into something it is NOT..

Where Hermie did nothing, nothing.. zip..
Hermie should hang this around the democrats necks like a millstone..
A democrat alleged crisis should NOT be wasted...


43 posted on 11/01/2011 5:46:28 PM PDT by hosepipe
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To: GeronL

He’s an idiot to talk about a client of which he can’t recall specifics, if that’s the case ...

My guess is he’s shopping a Anita Hillesque payday, and once again MSM is complicit.


44 posted on 11/01/2011 5:49:09 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Herman Cain needs Secret Service protection NOW! The left will do anything to protect their plantation.


45 posted on 11/01/2011 5:49:51 PM PDT by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: maggief
Bennett said Cain was talking about the case of another woman, not his client. But Bennett said now that Cain is talking about specifics, the confidentiality agreements may no longer be binding.

Isn't that what we said about Obama when he released his COLB, and then his long-form birth certificate?

Didn't we say that Obama waived his privacy claim that Hawaii was hiding behind once he made the documents available?

So how does Cain waive his confidentiality in this matter, but Obama did NOT waive his confidentiality when he released his birth documents?

-PJ

46 posted on 11/01/2011 5:51:14 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Sprite518

Leftists aren’t the only ones afraid of Herman Cain.

As he hinted in both interviews on Fox tonight (Baier and O’Reilly), there are those on the right who feel threatened by him, too.

Not naming names, but there are other GOP candidates with ample resources and staff to do a hatchet job.


47 posted on 11/01/2011 5:52:44 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: mnehring
Does she want to open up that can of worms if we find out she does this with many, if not most of her employers?

Do you really think the MSM will be checking to see if they have a history of claiming sexual harrassment?

Uh oh! One of them is named Anita Hill.

48 posted on 11/01/2011 5:52:50 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Jeff Head

Actually, I think they would like nothing more than to drive conservatives to fully support Cain, while undercutting any chance he has for drawing the general election voters he needs to be Obama.

I hope that isn’t happening. What we should watch for is not whether his poll numbers for the primary go down, but if Obama strengthens against him in those polls.

I don’t think this story was ever going to hurt Cain among conservatives, so long as there was nothing to it. Among his biggest supporters, even his amateurish handling is seen as endearing, not disqualifying.

The question is what the average general election voter thinks.


49 posted on 11/01/2011 5:54:42 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: not2worry

Any embellishment by the woman in question and demands for the NRA to release the official docs would be in order.


50 posted on 11/01/2011 5:57:09 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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