Skip to comments.Witness: Cain accuser hugged him during Tea Party meeting a month ago [Sharon Bialek]
Posted on 11/08/2011 6:11:55 AM PST by justlurking
They hugged each other backstage in a full embrace like old friends.
She grabbed his arm and whispered in his left ear.
She kept talking as he bent to listen, and he kept saying Uh, huh. Uh, huh.
I dont know if what she was giving him was a sucker punch, but he didnt put his arm down while she was talking to him, said the Sneed source.
(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...
“A man who cares about chivalry will open doors, fix flat tires, let the woman take the cab in the rain, etc”
Got it,, you want to be utterly equal, and get special treatment too. I expected nothing less,,, lol
“If you’re single and you find a woman attractive and she’s both single and interested, flirting is fine. “
So sexual harassment is when a woman is hit on by a guy she isn’t into!?? Nice!! Thank you for the confession. It’s only harassment if the poor guy isn’t attractive enough! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA
I know what you mean... When I read her account in the Sneed blog last night it sounded like she was coming out AGAINST this woman. I’ve since watched/heard the Glenn Beck interview and I have to say I’m rather shocked as well. Her re-telling of the incident on Beck’s show was way more in-depth.
Now, I’m not privy to any details in regards to anything like this in Amy’s past (what she alluded to - that it has happened to her before), but I wonder if she is sticking up for Sharon due to their mutual friends/business relationship, etc... and perhaps a bit of sympathy for the woman as well. I don’t know...
I wish she wouldn’t have gone on record either way - saying she does or doesn’t believe Sharon. Just talking about the encounter was enough, IMHO. I hope for her sake Amy didn’t just step in a big pile of you-know-what, but it may be looking that way...
As far as stepping off the reservation - Amy, as far as I know, isn’t shy about her conservatism at all. She regularly tweets and FBs about going to conservative/Republican events. And she has repeatedly stated she is a Republican (I don’t doubt that at all).
Oh, and the media already tried to basically destroy her a few years back when she was still with NBC as a news reporter. Also, WIND is the Conservative Talk Radio station - she and John are on right before Glenn Beck...
HOWEVER, I do understand your worries, and I’m right there with you on that. I’d really hate to see her mixed up in all of this any further than she already is. But, she’s a big girl, and has handled a lot of crap to be where she is today and I’m sure she’s well aware of how bad these things can get... Still, I’m sitting here shocked after her interview with Beck - even if she DOES believe Sharon I don’t think it was wise to say so at this point. I don’t believe Amy has seen all of the info. about this woman’s past yet.
Basically, your entire argument is making MY point. Treat them as nothing more than a coworker. No chivalry,,no privilige, no doors, no carry that box of papers, no wine, no flat fixing,, etc. If you wouldn’t do it for a man in the workplace, don’t do it for her. Would a man change another mans tire?? If he was elderly,, and im the 35 year old manager, maybe yes. If he’s a 20 something stud and i was 50-ish,,maybe not.
That of course is “equality”,,, but of course, women don’t REALLY want that, do they?
Your recollection is correct - the way her fellow journalists got the story and then how they handled it after wasn’t too wonderful either. She definitely made a bad judgement call - and she fully admits that now.
Honestly, that’s why I’m surprised she came out on record with her personal opinion. It’s one thing to recount something she witnessed, it’s another to make a judgement call and run with it.
I’m aware that she’s not an unbiased reporter in her current job and she is now a talk show host which means she does give out her opinions, but I’m still honestly surprised. She definitely shouldn’t have put herself in that position of defending this person - all JMHO.
I wonder if she got caught up in all the hype as EVERYONE in Chicago media apparently knows this woman. I hope for Amy’s sake this doesn’t blow back on HER! Isn’t that the “1st rule” for journalists? Never BECOME the news you report on? I think I learned that when I was on our High School paper staff as a Freshman! I remember hearing that numerous times...
If youre single and you find a woman attractive and shes both single and interested, flirting is fine.
And you might want to look into that a bit further. The woman a desk or 2 away has a very solid EEOC case when that “single and interested” woman gets the slightest advantage. Woman number two someday gets slightly more work,, misses that promotion, or woman number one gets an award or a long lunch.
Then guess what,, the “bystander” is the victim of a hostile work environment created by the two consensual flirters.
Just wanted to let you know that the woman in the picture at the top of this thread is NOT Bialek, it’s Amy Jacobson.
“I hope for Amys sake this doesnt blow back on HER!”
Why not? She involved herself didn’t she? Oh wait, i forgot,,, she can do or say anything, but it’s mean to make her accountable for it. I keep forgetting the rules.
That last part of your recollection was technically wrong. She wasn’t *hanging out* as *friends* with Stebic. And, she fully admits she made a really bad judgement call that day. She was trying to speak with his sister who was visiting that day as well. But, that’s neither here nor there as this story is about Bialek, and not Jacobson.
Where did I say she shouldn’t be held accountable for what she said? I was just making a comment in regards to how I feel about it personally. Amy really is a good person, with a good heart - despite whatever mistakes she’s made in the past.
We’re not talking about HER being the one who accused Cain... I think what she talked about in regards to the encounter she witnessed at TeaCon WAS important. I just don’t agree with Amy’s opinion as to this woman being credible, and I think she should have kept that part to herself, IMO.
Sorry, but like I said it’s not like Amy is some random person to me, and I do care what happens to her. That I hope she doesn’t find herself in a heap of trouble in this mess doesn’t mean that I don’t think she should be held accountable for her words or actions.
Gosh,,,I hope we don’t live in a world where reporters can’t make little “errors of judgement”, like hanging around in a bikini at the home of the guy widely suspected of killing his wife, mother of two,,, and whom she is supposed to be interviewing! LOL
Thats SO unfair!!
It’s like,, a girl can’t even walk around basically naked anymore with killers and be taken seriously! FREE AMY!!
I wanted to quickly thank you about the heads-up on her Beck interview this morning. I’m surprised she came out with her opinion like that, but she is a talk show host now and isn’t pretending to be unbiased like regular reporters do. I just think she should have waited to get more facts before making a judgement. Anyway, it was good to hear it all in her words and better understand perhaps why she is believing this woman. It still doesn’t make me change my mind about the accuser though.)
I also keep in mind that Ms. Bialek is up for a job at WIND - wouldn’t be good for the station if their co-host came out slamming her on-air the day before her 2nd interview at the station... I mean this woman obviously has a history of making up allegations against employers. Perhaps she remembered Amy was there at the TeaConn, and that’s why she applied at WIND? I think this Bialek woman is a con artist and it wouldn’t surprise me if she was trying to set up the station for a discrimination charge or something. All conjecture, I know...)
“and I do care what happens to her.”
So what?,,i’m sure Cain is important to his loved ones and they care what happens to him too. Look up “gonzo journalism” on the google. It’s where the reporter is PART of the story.
She involved herself by vouching for the credibility of a non credible person,,, so she should suffer full scrutiny. What is the personal angle for her? Fame, money, politics, access to a single guy and a pool? We may never know,, so we judge brutally by accuracy.
And as an information consumer,, how do i know this isn’t another “error in judgement”?
She deserves every bit of the suspicion as to actions and motives as Cain is enduring. Thats where sympathy should properly lie. She jumped on the Bialek snowball with no proof,, so she’s either reckless or malicious. In either case,, she should face the blowtorch. It’s a Dan Rather thing.
Unbelievable! The tramp is dressed like a hooker. BTW, I just read somewhere else that this bimbo lives in the same apartment building as David Axelrod. Such a co-incidence, huh?
Well, I happen to also be a Cain SUPPORTER, and I DON’T agree with her opinion on this, frankly. I care a great deal about what happens to Cain as I WANT him to be the next President and fix all this crap. I don’t believe these accusations at this point - AT ALL.
What I was trying to express is that I care about her as a person I know, and I don’t know about you, but when a friend of mine makes what I consider to be a bad judgement call I worry about how it will affect them personally. THAT’S ALL - and I mentioned it because I AM biased when it comes to how I think and feel about Amy, so I won’t be ABLE to think about her part in all of this completely objectively. I fully recognize I’m not the “average audience member” in regards to this story now. I was only trying to be honest about that.
I have repeatedly stated on this thread that I don’t think she should have gone any further than to state what she witnessed personally in re: to the interaction between Bialek, and Cain. Her opinion as to this woman’s credibility shouldn’t have been offered, IMO.
I don’t think this rises to the level of Dan Rather, however. Your opinion may be different. Obviously you think she is involved in these accusations since she has stated she believes Sharon and that she doesn’t see anything to indicate she’s lying — I am willing to give Amy the benefit of the doubt that she didn’t know all the dirt that was dug up on this woman in the last 24 hours which is why I think it was a bad idea for her to include her judgement on the Beck show.
Again, this is all just my opinion. Yours may differ. We’re coming from two different places on this.
Frankly, I’m done talking about this for now at least - I’ve said enough already, so please don’t take it personally if I don’t respond right away to your response on this post (if any).
You know, I really wish I had seen this post of yours BEFORE I replied to the other post... No-one is behaving how you have portrayed that, and it’s certainly NOT how I am behaving, either. If you believe that’s what I’m saying then you need some more reading comprehension classes.
Ask me to name a single person I hugged at any event. I can't remember a one. The MFJ was only a few thousand people over 2 days and my street activism lasted over 6 years. Think how many persons Herman Cain has innocently hugged or done photo shoots in his campaign, not to mention his private career.
Who is Amy Jacobson?
I’m so confused.
So Bialek was NOT at a Tea Party event with Cain a month ago?
Sooo many coincidences!!! Total harlot. She could have at least dressed like her slimy lawyer, in a suit. Or even just covered up instead of “look at me!”
If you go to the Sun-Times article you will see that Amy Jacobson is the WIND Co-Host who witnessed the interaction between Bialek and Cain backstage at the TeaCon. She was also interviewed on Glenn Beck this morning where she also gave her opinion as to whether Bialek was lying or telling the truth. Sorry to not have been clearer.
To summarize: Bialek WAS at the event, and Amy Jacobson is the source for the article above detailing what she witnessed when Bialek approached Cain.
I wonder how much the Democrats offered her.
I think he rejected HER and she is getting back at him.
So if Cain and Bialek were together last month at this event, then why did Cain said when he watched the Alred/Bialek presser yesterday, he didn’t have any idea who the woman (Bialek) was? Cain does not sound credible here. Am I missing something?
Cain meets thousands of people on the campaign trail do you think he remembers everyone??
That is not Sharon that is Amy Jacobson, if you click on the link, below the photo it says who is in the photo.
Question: Didn’t Cain know about this photo and Amy being the witness that Sharon was there, hugging Cain? I believe in his press conference he said until yesterday, he had never seen, met this woman before. Did I hear wrong?
If he did say that—I was waiting for one of the news people to ask about the photo and the witness and how could he say he never met her, when this Amy person says Sharon was there...
I think you bring up a good point about the upcoming job interview and how that may have affected the response. Also, I go back to the beginning of that discussion when Beck said he wanted her opinion of Bialek. It was like “Me?...You want me to talk about that?” There seemed a hesitation there; I noted it at the time. Quite possibly all this was running through her mind.
Thanks for the feedback.
That looks more like the woman in the picture. Cain was adamant at his press conference that he had never seen his accuser before. Are they sure that she was at the Tea Party event?
Hi Liberty....my take is blondie is a gamer of whatevver system will give her a free pass..nothing to do with how she ahndles her finances...she’s playing the system time and again so she doesn’t have to pay. Just my opinion.
The point is....her story should be fairly easy to verify...unless hotel records are not kept (and lefties know that) for over a decade.
That’s why ANYone that comes forward this many years later should not be considered credible. They KNOW they have no documentation to refute their bullshit.
I am surprised Alred (sp?) did not have her dress in a less provocative fashion. But I guess they are all just laughing up their sleeves thinking about how they can just make up anything and have the media report it. Disgusting.
This was posted in a local chicago paper, NWI.COM http://www.nwitimes.com/news/national/government-and-politics/chicago-area-woman-accuses-cain-of-bold-sexual-advance/article_22006c30-c2d2-511e-aa10-4c9d46983563.html?mode=comments
(Northwest Indiana, Chicago Metro area) in the comment section from a local who knows Sharon Bialek:
“I know Sharon Bialek, I know her very well. Sharon was the neighbor of a woman I met on Match.Com back in the winter of 2003. Sharon’s son, the son of the woman I met, and my son all played together often. At the time, these women were living at Lake Point Towers in Chicago. Sharon was working for NBC radio marketing and she lost soon her job in a downsizing. As time passed and Sharon remained unemployed, I learned a lot about Sharon Bialek.
I introduced her to an acquantence of mine whose family had just sold their railcar business (think Chicago Heights boxcar manufacturing). Sharon is a 10 from the neck down. Make no mistake about it, this woman in a bikini is an absolute knockout! After I introduced her to this guy and she realized he was a multi millionaire, it didn’t take long till he was her newest boyfriend. You see, Sharon never married her child’s father. Actually, it was more likely the other way around. Her child’s father is a senior executive with Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp marketing subsidiary. Another rich guy. See the pattern yet?
The only thing I believe about this story was that Sharon knew Herman Cain. Sharon went from marketing job to marketing job and was fired often. She knows how to negotiate to keep getting new jobs. After she lost her job with the radio marketing, she sued them for some kind of discrimination. I do not remember all of the details. I only remember they settled with her.
The one who needs to “come clean” here is Sharon Bialek. I am really surprised that Gloria did not do her total due diligence on this woman. I expect Sharon to be discredited quickly. It does not surprise me nor a couple of people I spoke with tonight whom also know Sharon as well as I do that she is in the national spotlight. It is my opinion that she is a world class gold digger. I imagine she has a big pay day somewhere on her horizon. If that pay day was a Playboy spread, you would see what I mean when I say she is a 10 from the neck down.”
And this post:
“SHE NEEDS THE MONEY! She also wants the attention. This woman filed for bankruptcy twice and wrote off some big debts. Personal experience knows she has been in and out of court to the point where the gatekeepers probably know her first name. She’s a “full time mom” for her 13 year old son. Right. The boy’s father has a big time job so he pays big child support. He does not pay alimony since they were never married. I met the father and he is a real nice guy who admits he let let gluttony get in the way of common sense.
My opinion is he would be the first to tell you the old saying “Your actions speak so loudly that I cannot hear what you say” fits Sharon Bialek. I imagine the father is pretty angry about what this is doing to their son. This woman has Donald Trump’s ego on steroids when it comes to attention opportunities or she smells money and she is not afraid to use her assets to get what she wants. I would believe the accuser is really the accused!”
No, it wasn’t you that wasn’t being clear. It’s just that I see and hear contradictory things. And part of my problem is I’m only hearing snippets; I’m in the middle of a big project.
So if Bialek WAS at the event, (a) did Cain meet with/speak with her there, and if so, (b) why did he say today that he doesn’t know the woman?
And, one of the other “victims” didn’t like being called a “lovely young lady,” what a joke... I had posted on one of those threads about how I like being called that, any time!
This whole thing has Obama stank all over it
If you go back to the beginning of the post and click on the Sun Times, you will see a larger picture of the two men, the woman and Herman.
Just so happens that the Sun Times says that the woman in the picture is Amy Jacobson!
The woman in the picture is Amy Jacobson. Go back to the begging of the post and click on the Sun Times and you will have a bigger picture AND the name of the woman in the picture - Amy Jacobson.
When did she dump him? Current stories refer to her ‘fiance’.
In my opinion you’re absolutely correct about Ms. Bialek. However, I’m sure the enticement of media worship and attention and possible money from appearances, etc... did influence her decision to come forward.
That’s so mean.
You owe Miss Piggy an apology!!
Looks like the so called “victims” are planning to air their own news conferance. They are really set at taking Cain out...
....though I agree this is really about the money woman stand to gain from keeping this moving as long as possible...and the attorneys and the media etc... Just shows how far down the slope people have become when news reads like tabloids.
Yeah, I like being called “a lovely young lady”. I’d know they were lying, though. :)
Yeah, I noticed the same regarding the pause and slightly incredulous comment - like “Why do you want to know if I believe her?”.
I’ve noticed that she hasn’t mentioned her opinion in any of her other interviews since the Beck interview early yesterday morning. I watched her interview with Megan Kelly on FOX just a bit ago, and it was much more unbiased, and she seemed much calmer/less hyped than when on the phone with Glenn. No excuses for her - she’s a big girl - but, I’m glad she didn’t push that any further in subsequent interviews - at least that I’ve seen or read. It shouldn’t have anything to do with whether she believes Sharon personally or not. I’m not going to say it was wrong of Beck to ask - it was a fair question - but she was sort of stuck, and being a survivor like myself, I know that it is rather hard to cast aspersions on other women who makes these claims. I think she should have answered that she wasn’t sure one way or another, but then I’m not in her shoes...
To answer your questions:
(a) yes, she *cornered* him backstage, hugged him, and then proceeded to whisper in his ear. His only response was (according to Amy) “Uh-huh” as in indicating he is actively listening to her.
(b) I’m not sure if he really DOES know her enough to remember her. I’d LOVE to know what she actually said to him. Sounds like a set-up to me, personally. “He can’t say he didn’t know me because I just met with him a week ago.” She also said that they had met years ago with her boyfriend in tow at a party. She may have looked familiar to him without being able to place the who, what, where and when from 15 years ago! I’m sure he’s had a LOT of people coming up to him saying - remember when we met X number of years ago? He obviously wasn’t expecting her to attack him, which is why I’m saying it sounds like a set-up.
It’s hard to come up with the right responses on the spur of the moment. That’s why I don’t get wrapped up when someone doesn’t give an answer I consider pertinent. It happens. I can’t count how many times it’s happened to me. “Gee, why didn’t I say that instead?”
Also, I don’t hold someone’s opinions of others against them. What I do (and have been) holding against people around here, is the very disgusting act of piling on someone for personal benefit (to gender support for their own candidate). By that I refer to those people piling on Herman Cain when the evidence (beyond an anonymous source) just isn’t there. I don’t tolerate that. But again, that’s me.
Is this a more serious claim against Herman Cain? Yes. Because the claimant has come forth, and the nature of the claim; sexual assault. But is it something believable? No. I don’t believe it for a minute. But that’s me and my value system. We all have to answer to our inner self.
“Sounds like a set-up to me, personally.”
I’ve read or heard that she was recording their meeting at the Tea Party. Definitely a setup.
I hear what you’ve said, and I agree with you. I appreciate your insights as well. Good points to consider as there are seemingly so many people around here right now ready to jump to conclusions (no matter which *side* they are on, or who they support).
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