Skip to comments.First woman goes public with harassment claim against Cain (Her name is Sharon Bialek)
Posted on 11/07/2011 11:50:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind
A week after Politico published vague, second-hand accounts of possible sexual harassment by Herman Cain during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association, one woman has gone on the record with specific allegations from fourteen years ago. Sharon Bialek, described by her representative Gloria Allred as a single mom, says that Cain groped her — but backed off after she told him to stop:
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A fourth woman said Monday that presidential candidate Herman Cain engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior with her more than decade ago, though Cain was not her supervisor at the time.
Sharon Bialek, the first woman to publicly accuse Cain of inappropriate behavior, said Cain was “sexually inappropriate” with her in 1997, saying he put his hand under her skirt and pushed her head toward his crotch after a dinner together. She said he backed away after she asked him to stop.
“I want you to come clean, Mr. Cain,” she said in a New York City press conference at the Friars Club with her attorney, Gloria Allred at her side. Allred is known for her media savvy and for representing women who have had legal issues with the rich and powerful.
Three other women have reportedly accused Cain of inappropriate behavior while he was running the National Restaurant Association, but none has made public charges against him.
Mediate has the video of her statement and a transcript of the specific allegation:
At that time I had on a black pleated skirt, a suit jacket and a blouse. He had on a suit with his shirt open. But instead of going into the offices, he suddenly reached over and he put his hand on my leg under my skirt and reached for my genitals. He also grabbed my head and brought it towards his crotch. I was very, very surprised and very shocked. I said, What are you doing? You know I have a boyfriend. This isnt what I came here for.
Mr. Cain said, You want a job, right? I asked him to stop, and he did. I asked him to take me back to my hotel, which he did right away.
Cain immediately issued a statement regarding the charges:
Just as the country finally begins to refocus on our crippling $15 trillion national debt and the unacceptably high unemployment rate, now activist celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred is bringing forth more false accusations against the character of Republican front-runner Herman Cain.
All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false. Mr. Cain has never harassed anyone. Fortunately the American people will not allow Mr. Cains bold 9-9-9 Plan, clear foreign policy vision and plans for energy independence to be overshadowed by these bogus attacks.
I’d call that a complete denial, but having someone go on the record will make it more difficult for Cain to ignore the story, as he had planned to do with last week’s allegations. Despite Allred’s stupid comment about calling the incident Cain’s “idea of a stimulus package,” the fact that someone is willing to go on record and give specifics on a charge will make this seem a lot more credible than last week’s vague reporting from Politico. Making that more difficult is the statement from Bialek and Allred that the purported victim is a Tea Party Republican, which might indicate less of a credibility issue than otherwise.
Actually, she's the second one.
Here's number one: Herman Cain Sexually Harassed Me Too
Gloria, get back to me when your client has been deposed under oath and passed a polygraph.
I would like her to show some evidence she is a Tea Party member.
This story was almost dead when Gloria Alred and Sharon announce their 1:30 Presser at mid-morning!
What about Kathleen Wiley?
I'd find that a lot more interesting than the remnants of cystic acne.
She did not work for him
I hear ya.
This is how Libs and Liberalism survives! They DEPEND completely on the fact that larger society is . . . wait for it . . . NOT like them! They could not pursue their ugly fantasies if the larger society were not more inclined to decency, honor and respect for others.
They want to camp and crap on other people’s property. The only reason that can be “allowed” is that the larger, non-anachist society can absorb a certain percentage of losers, for a while.
They want moral nihlism, especially in sexual matters. The reason they can live with the consequences is that the larger society doesn’t take that to the max with them — which would result in it being unsafe for any woman to be anywhere alone. Rape and sexual assault would be facts of life when everyone is, in the Libs’ world, “free.”
Parasites. Not just feeding on the rest of society’s material goods, but on their MORAL “treasure” as well.
My wife and I watched the interview. It seems pretty straightforward to us.
I’m assuming that it happened as she said. It’s what she didn’t say that is important. She was giving off all the signals that she was “available.” She made lots of mistakes. It started by accepting the hotel room after you heard he upgraded her. It continued with drinks and dinner.
If she were a professional woman she would have said right at the beginning, no thank you. I am looking for a reference, that’s all. She could have made that perfectly clear without accepting drinks, dinner, etc.
He made an unwanted advance. Who knows how flirtatious she was acting to get a “recommendation.” He could have misread her and obviously did. But the moment she was direct and clear, he stopped.
This was not harassment or assault. It’s the result of an over-sexed society. If it’s true, I’m disappointed that Cain acted this way, but not surprised. But its certainly nothing worth the attention its getting. This isn’t even close to anything like Juanita Brodderick.
I’d like to see some proof that she was in the same location as Cain on the date specified. Hotel records, travel receipts, etc. There was ample evidence of both in the case of Juanita Broderick vis a vis a then Arkansas Attorney General and serial rapist named Bill Clinton.
Even if it’s true, that he hit on her,,,,apparently he got shot down and stopped when asked. So even IF i believed the psycho,,,, i’d still support him.
Now we can’t vote for a guy thats ever tried to get some from a chick who clearly made herself available?
I just flat don’t believe it.
That is exactly what I have been thinking and saying. But I didn't come up with it myself. My wife and I were at The Old Country Buffet recently and two old black men were near by having a rather loud discussion about Herman Cain. They didn't sound like they were supporters, but they were very angry about the allegations from last week. Now that this wannabe talking head has joined the fray... it is just going to enrage people like them just that much more. Maybe enough to convince them to leave the DNC plantation.
Funny and pretty accurate