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.
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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).
Well, that’s interesting to say the least. I wonder if we’ll ever hear that recording if it really exists.
What’s interesting to me is Cain’s denial of knowing Bialek at his press conference yesterday juxtaposed against this story of her having words with him a month ago at this Tea Party event. At first, I thought “Uh, oh, how can this be?” But then I gave it a little thought based on what Jacobsen said in her Beck interview and what others have said (possibly on this thread).
Jacobsen said Bialek really wanted to meet Cain. She even claimed Bialek bulldozed her way to him, then had him in a close (arms around each other) conversation. I realized just because of what Bialek claimed about her prior association with Cain, this may well have been the first time Cain had ever met her. And with others here suggesting this was a set-up, this rings true.
Someone comes up to you at an event, makes an introduction and holds a close, brief, conversation with you. Do you know that person? I’d have no hesitation saying “No!” Nor would I acknowledge that meeting at my press conference because I’d be waiting of further background on her. Not acknowledging that meeting in no way refutes my statement of not knowing her. I don’t have to tell everything all at once. Not until I know all the facts.
This is interesting stuff. What I really hope is that Cain has hired someone to do background work on all these people. He acknowledged at the news conference that he expects more to come forth because he realizes it’s a planned operation. He needs to develop a defense strategy.
In fact, I was blessed to hear Herman Cain speak at several of our events - the RightNation2010 event at the Sears Center (Glenn Beck headline speaker - about 5000 people attended - I voted for Herman to run as a candidate for President in that evening's straw poll which I believe he won) and the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party Rally down in the heart of the City of Chicago last April 15th - I was right at the edge of the platform stage, took several pictures of Herman speaking, met Herman afterwards, and told him I'd be happy to try to get on the ballot here in Illinois to be one of his convention delegates. And yes, I got a hug from him AND he happily obliged to taking a picture not only with me but a whole host of dedicated Chicago area Tea Partiers.
My gut reaction tells me that Bailek crashed the well-publicized event out in Schaumburg to "stalk" Cain.