Skip to comments.PJM Sources Report Details of Alleged Cain Incident
Posted on 11/03/2011 10:04:50 AM PDT by bbernard
Adding to the ongoing Herman Cain sexual harassment controversy, two sources have now confirmed to PJ Media that a female employee of the National Restaurant Association told associates she had been brought by Mr. Cain to his Crystal City, Virginia residence where she alleged he had taken advantage of me.
One source, a male, told PJ Media:
Herman took advantage of seniority and power with a young woman. It was an abuse of power.
Implying that coming forward with the accusations was an ordeal for the young woman, the source also said:
Who do you believe, a CEO or a mid-level staffer? It was unsettling for her to make charges.
The name of the woman who was in her early twenties at the time of the alleged incident has been confirmed by PJ Media. We have chosen not to reveal her identity for reasons of discretion.
Both sources, one male and one female, worked at the time mid-1990s for the governmental affairs department of the National Restaurant Association, as did the woman.
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“RUSH is laughing at this childish reporting.”
With good reason.
What kind of editor would allow the crucial allegation (”woke up in his bed”) to go to print without checking it?
My understanding is that she filed a complaint and got a settlement years ago. With colleagues at the time and her parents involved, it’s not surprising that there is corroboration of the situation.
That’s what the media’s been reporting and, with a presidential candidate concerned, that is IMO newsworthy.
If a 22 or 23 yo staffer got drunk at a company event and the 55yo married CEO took her to his apartment and “had his way with her”, a number of GOP voters would care about that.
That he apparently lied through his teeth about it all this week isn’t much comfort. That he apparently turned around and accused others of “smearing” him without evidence is despicable.
If this proves out, I’m done with the man and I don’t want him representing the GOP.
Statement is presently being prepared by the woman and her attorney. IF Cain would have kept his mouth shut and not devised so many different stories on the incident, it’d be dead today. This is what has caused this woman to now step out of the shadow...Cain’s lies. What always happens is the coverup...that’s what will deep six you. Everyone is calling Cain and Company Amateur Hour.
What evidence do you need? Video? Notarized statements? This parsing of events in defense of Cain is sad. If a shred of all this gossip is true then he was fooling around. He needs to deal with that then. This is only disqualifying if we make it!
This is quickly becoming a Dan Rather moment.
Or finding out if the guy’s wife was in the next room.
Bachman, Santorum, and Perry haven’t any public skeletons of this type yet.
Romney is not a conservative, so he’s not mentioned.
Gingrich has at least two past affairs.
I saw it, Thanks....
The media is a mess in this country. The correction must have been when Rush was tearing this story apart and the editor had an Oh Sh!!!T moment.
If it were Newt in this spot, I'd be here defending him ;)
Of course..and Cain knew this was going to come. So the issue is having known this crisis would be faced he certainly has not handled it well. He's as much to blame for feeding the scandal as the press is for pushing it the front page and keeping it there.for all to gloat over. He needs to shut up!
That depends on who the CEO was and who the staffer was.
There are honest and dishonest CEOs. There are honest and dishonest staffers.
It's telling that the people at the NRA that new both of them tended to believe Cain and not the staffer. Not that that guarantees anything, but there's a reason a person's reputation is so important when they give testimony in court.
There is no implied guilt with the settlement. And there is no implied guilt at the unfolding recollection of incidents that occurred decades ago and were handled by others. It's SOP to 'settle' in these kinds of cases.
As for how he's 'handling' it.....you should have heard Rush dress that argument down today. Now Bill Clinton and John Edwards....THEY handled their situations well (Rush's sarcasm).
Cain is not a seasoned politician. Cain is not slick. And Cain is being fired upon by an unethical media.
I'm not troubled by his 'handling' of this awful situation.
And I'm certainly not finding him guilty with absolutely not one SHRED of evidence.
You are Buckhead for a day. ;-)
Apparently rush’s staff was printing it out for him to read, he took the story completely apart. Perry’s people strike out again.
Cain, have your ever cheated on your wife?
Will someone please just ask him the dang question.
No kidding.... People are going to question anything Mr. Pollock writes going forward.
And, last I looked, a few minutes ago, the original is up and the corrections at the bottom. Rather than correcting the original, which can be done just as quickly. Sleazy.
The corrections take out both “taxi” and “bed” from the story. That’s pretty key to the story; not all of the story but key to the “highlight” version.
I agree that it can be, but that is not my point.
My point is that it’s possible for a person to say in his/her own mind that any encounter was consensual. Therefore, that person could actually believe there was no harassment if they thought any encounter was consensual.
And there’s always the possibility that any “settlement” between the two agreed to call it consensual.