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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As for the Rush to judgement, who is rushing? Those of us who want more info and are prepared to pull support for Cain if the facts show the worst, or those who are rushing to judgement about the accusations, that the women are lying? I am willing to wait it out to see what the truth is.
I don't understand this whole "the way he's handled it" stuff. Cain said he was accused, investgated and cleared. He did not know about any settlement.
Media reports support that as the "settlement" was more of a severance and the agreement does not have Cain's signature on it.
Everything else around this is hypothesis and heresay and Cain is correct in not responding to it.
I'm glad he does not have a "bimbo eruption team" like other candidates.
With regard to Perry, I will wait to see who is right on this.
“had consentual sex with a woman who happened to be drunk. it would not be genuine sexual harassment under a reasonable standard”
Certain people immediately think “rape” when the woman is anywhere from tipsy to loaded. Even when the man is, too. Blackout drunk is one thing, but alchohol alone does not invalidate consent. People who think otherwise either didn’t go to college or have forgotten. Because if drunk = rape we must shut down universities nationwide NOW! Stop the sexual holocaust!
By thye way, I’m not unaware that alchohol facilitates sexual abuse and rape. It is a real problem. However, per usual, overreaction is itself a problem, and only leads to more problems.
“Genuine sexual harassment, if the term has any valid meaning, would be based on either coercion and/or exchanging favors for sex by employers or co-workers”
Coercion, absolutely, but that would be handled by the criminal law. Exchange of favors I don’t get. What is the state’s interest in regulating favors? You’re free to turn offers down, every bit as much as males are free to turn down all the myriad informal, not strictly business-related routes to advancement open to us.
It may not be good business or morals, but company policy, Corporate Ethics, Community Standards, Family Values, and so on can take care of that. Why does the law have to intrude on every little thing? We’re talking about voluntary transactions, no different as regards a woman’s rights and a man’s duties (according to legal tradition, if not morals) than helping your buddy move. I realize the same argument can be made for prostitution and drug use, but so be it.
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