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.
RE: It started by accepting the hotel room after you heard he upgraded her. It continued with drinks and dinner.
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.
If true, I don’t approve of that behavior from him. But I’m not surprised a woman would want to sleep with a powerful man to get a promotion or a pay raise. Still, if there was truth to the story, we’d be hearing rumors that Cain’s female workers got up by being with the boss. Long before he ever entered the presidential race.