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First woman goes public with harassment claim against Cain (Her name is Sharon Bialek)
Hotair ^ | 11/07/2011 | Ed Morrissey

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 isn’t 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. Cain’s 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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; chicago; hermancain; sexualharassment; sharonbialek
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To: tflabo

yea, AllRED doesn’t work for free..


101 posted on 11/07/2011 12:22:10 PM PST by newnhdad
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To: over3Owithabrain

102 posted on 11/07/2011 12:22:26 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: smoothsailing

Where are the Hotel records ? If Cain bumped her to a Suite, and those rooms in DC aren’t cheap, then maybe this story has some legs, but only to embarrass Cain, since he was married at the time of the alleged incident.


103 posted on 11/07/2011 12:22:41 PM PST by juma (What i s the real answer ? Does anyone Know ?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here’s a key question = what happened with regard to her employment status? What WAS her employment status? Was she working for Cain when this “heavy pass” was made? Did she lose her job as a result of her refusal? She had to READ the statement. I lost my job because I refused to sleep with my boss and I sure wouldn’t have to read any statement. And this occurred about 30 years ago. Seems to me all the facts have not been brought forth here. There is a BIG, BIG difference between a boss having made a pass at someone, vs. firing them or seeing to them losing their job over refusing the advances.


104 posted on 11/07/2011 12:22:44 PM PST by flyingtabby (I am the Conservative your Hippie Friends Warned you About..........)
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To: SeekAndFind
How are we to know this isn't just another Tiwana Brawley?

Unless they have the alleged act on video with audio, I not buying any of it.
105 posted on 11/07/2011 12:22:46 PM PST by Shannon
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To: tips up

With Doris Day lighting


106 posted on 11/07/2011 12:22:50 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like Rush said...”if she’s not going to sue, whuy does she need a lawyer”?


107 posted on 11/07/2011 12:22:55 PM PST by albie
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To: buccaneer81

That’s too ludicrously obvious. Facebook lets you refuse friends, ya know.


108 posted on 11/07/2011 12:23:31 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on Superman's cape/ya don't spit into the wind--and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: NoLibZone

Better yet, have Herman Cain and “Sharon” debate this issue live on Fox News....not her attorney, just the accuser!


109 posted on 11/07/2011 12:24:02 PM PST by auto power
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To: munin
If the above story is all that happened there is nothing here, it seem to me to be relatively normal behavior to try to get a little, and as he stopped when asked and took her home rightaway when asked, seems to me he was a perpect gentleman....

Err, Cain is married. You think trying to "get a little" from someone other than his wife is normal behavior for a married man?

I'm going to assume that the woman isn't telling the truth for now - but if it did happen the way she described it, that would not be example of "normal behavior".

110 posted on 11/07/2011 12:24:18 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: fightinJAG

She said she booked herself a room at a hotel two blocks from the White House and when she checked in, it was upgraded to a suite by Cain.

1) Has the hotel been named?

2) Can the hotel check its records regarding occupiers as far back as 15 years ago?

3) WHEN did it happen? DATES PLEASE so that facts can be checked.

4) If we have all those info, can the hotel ve3rify the one important fact -— that Herman Cain himself UPGRADED the room to a suite?

These are all basic investigational questions one can immediately ask to ascertain the truth of the matter...


111 posted on 11/07/2011 12:24:35 PM PST by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: texaschick
Most married male politicians I know do not ever go out to dinner with a woman who isn't a spouse one on one. If it is business, there is at least three people. If there's a meeting in the office, there's either three people or the door is open.
112 posted on 11/07/2011 12:24:35 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: smoothsailing

It struck me quite funny how she was reading from cue cards or a prepared script.

NO CREDIBILITY in my viewpoint. Seems if you were harrassed you would remember verbatim to tell the story.

Also, why all of a sudden is this lady appearing? Where was she all these years and most notably since Cain has been in the race.

She only pops up after the other accuser decides not to go public?


113 posted on 11/07/2011 12:24:49 PM PST by neverbluffer
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To: Pelham

Somebody should screen-shoot her facebook and friends, could be interesting.

Interesting she has a friend fairly high in the Huntsman campaign. Coordianator for the Carolinas


114 posted on 11/07/2011 12:24:49 PM PST by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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To: DannyTN
She didn't call a cab? She felt "harrassed" by this guy but not so much that she was willing to trust being alone in a car with him?

Yes, this. Not plausible

115 posted on 11/07/2011 12:24:55 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: dead

Ouch...that whole ‘putting the fire on your face out with an ice pick’ was a JOKE! Geez...


116 posted on 11/07/2011 12:25:11 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I watched the circus freak sideshow. How pathetic. The accuser and lawyer are both kooks.


117 posted on 11/07/2011 12:25:28 PM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Nobody said these people were bright.


118 posted on 11/07/2011 12:25:28 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: DesertRhino

You have no idea what you’re talking about. This woman was no longer employed by the NRA when the incident happened and she never tried for any kind of a settlement in or out of court.


119 posted on 11/07/2011 12:25:36 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Longbow1969

This is going to sink Cain - 4 women now and rumors of a 5th?

ok - left with RP, Bachmann, and Newt to take out Romney.


120 posted on 11/07/2011 12:25:36 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SeekAndFind
First woman goes public with harassment claim against Cain

Actually, she's the second one.

Here's number one: Herman Cain Sexually Harassed Me Too

121 posted on 11/07/2011 12:25:42 PM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gloria, get back to me when your client has been deposed under oath and passed a polygraph.


122 posted on 11/07/2011 12:25:42 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: SeekAndFind

123 posted on 11/07/2011 12:26:19 PM PST 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: SeekAndFind

I would like her to show some evidence she is a Tea Party member.


124 posted on 11/07/2011 12:27:24 PM PST by Leep
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To: 9YearLurker
There are two people she confided in at the time who have signed affidavits.

Ah, conspirators.

125 posted on 11/07/2011 12:27:54 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Sam Gamgee

Interesting timing.

This story was almost dead when Gloria Alred and Sharon announce their 1:30 Presser at mid-morning!


126 posted on 11/07/2011 12:28:04 PM PST by not2worry
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To: RitchieAprile

What about Kathleen Wiley?


127 posted on 11/07/2011 12:28:26 PM PST by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: auto power
As someone suggested on another thread, Cain should challenge her to a polygraph duel.
128 posted on 11/07/2011 12:28:26 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Politics ain't beanbag!)
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To: RitchieAprile
If her claim is vaguely true, I will be the first Cain supporter to dump him like a rock. But with Allred behind this, the story right now carries as much weight as the Palin shoots wolves for fun story.
129 posted on 11/07/2011 12:28:30 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: buccaneer81
Looks like she’s sporting a dueling scar from a Prussian military academy.

I'd find that a lot more interesting than the remnants of cystic acne.

130 posted on 11/07/2011 12:30:10 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: flyingtabby

She did not work for him


131 posted on 11/07/2011 12:31:19 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: william clark

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.


132 posted on 11/07/2011 12:31:29 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

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.


133 posted on 11/07/2011 12:31:51 PM PST by ktupper
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To: ScottinVA

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.


134 posted on 11/07/2011 12:32:09 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: NavyCanDo

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?


135 posted on 11/07/2011 12:32:48 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: SeekAndFind

I just flat don’t believe it.


136 posted on 11/07/2011 12:32:48 PM PST by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: cookcounty
The Dems keep this silly crap up, they’ll lose the black vote.

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.

137 posted on 11/07/2011 12:33:44 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Transvestite?


138 posted on 11/07/2011 12:34:20 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: SeekAndFind

Transvestite?


139 posted on 11/07/2011 12:34:35 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Zakeet

Funny and pretty accurate


140 posted on 11/07/2011 12:35:30 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: Pelham

Can you screenshot that and post it in this thread?


141 posted on 11/07/2011 12:36:33 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: SeekAndFind

Barack Obama rached for my genitals and pushed my head down to. Where is the media? I need to get this story out.


142 posted on 11/07/2011 12:36:32 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals vote like clowns walking thru a minefield, oblivious to the consequences.)
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To: ktupper

RE: It started by accepting the hotel room after you heard he upgraded her. It continued with drinks and dinner.

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First things to check —

1) Name of the Hotel.

2) Date and Time of alleged occurence of incident.

3) HOTEL LOGS ( if they keep it way back to 15 years ).

If all of the above coherently check out, then we just might have some plausible credibility but not until.


143 posted on 11/07/2011 12:36:43 PM PST by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
Bialek and allred.... a couple of whores. One for the money, one for the show
144 posted on 11/07/2011 12:37:06 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: SeekAndFind
The long knives are out for Cain. The establishment doesn't want him to be President so they pay some bimbo some money to make a claim that is not provable. Easy money.

It's also funny how the NRA, a political lobbyist group, is the only place that is coming forward with these claims. What about the 40 plus years Cain spent in the private sector? If he was supposedly so active in harrassing for the 3 years he was working at the NRA there should be literally hundreds of women that should be coming forward from all the other places he's worked.

145 posted on 11/07/2011 12:37:54 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Tenacious 1

Larry Sinclair said the same thing


146 posted on 11/07/2011 12:38:58 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: tips up

If that is her facebook page, notice all the FRIEND and SUBSCRIPTION connections to a lot of black people, most notably those in Africa... Lots of self described Liberals on her friends list.

Also has a political advisor to the Huntsman Campaign as a subscription...

If this is her, again, I dount she is a Tea Party Republican...


147 posted on 11/07/2011 12:39:03 PM PST by neverbluffer
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Or maybe it just proves the “victim” didn’t take it as an assault, but just as an unwanted pass. Or a provoked pass that she then rejected.

Anyway, she says her response to the alleged act was, “You know I have a boyfriend!”

As if otherwise, hey, cool.

Clearly, she was neither offended, nor traumatized, nor scandalized by this alleged incident.

Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be extremely disappointed in Mr. Cain if he were engaging in this sort of conduct. But this woman’s own statement, and the fact that she never made a complaint to the NRA, does not support the “outrage” she says she feels now, over a decade later.


148 posted on 11/07/2011 12:39:29 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: johniegrad

Better get a screen grab of that before it goes away.


149 posted on 11/07/2011 12:40:13 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: DarthVader

See, when you’ve got DARTH VADER and BEN KENOBI on the same side, what does that say? :D

Glad to see I was right, you can be redeemed. :p


150 posted on 11/07/2011 12:40:13 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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