Skip to comments.Cain defamation lawyer hired to monitor accusations (It's Go Time!)
Posted on 11/10/2011 4:01:32 PM PST by tobyhill
Herman Cain, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, has hired a high-profile defamation lawyer to keep an eye on the sexual harassment accusations made public by two women this week.
Atlanta attorney Lin Wood told Reuters Thursday he was not hired to scare, intimidate or threaten anyone from making statements, but to monitor the accusations against Cain and respond accordingly.
Wood, a top libel and defamation lawyer, was hired on Monday morning when it became clear that Sharon Bialek was about to become the first of four women alleging inappropriate behavior by Cain to go public with her accusations.
"I would certainly at some point and time give him my legal evaluation of whether any of these particular statements are potentially actionable," Wood said. "But I was not hired to run out and file a lawsuit against anybody."
The two public accusers -- Bialek and Karen Kraushaar -- are planning to hold a joint news conference, but it has not been scheduled. They have accused Cain of inappropriate behavior in the late 1990s when he was head of the National Restaurant Association.
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Cain’s lawyering up. I guess he suspects something big is about to blow.
Cain hired a professional lawyer.
The two gals who make filing
false accusations a lifestyle,
hired two slip and fall hacks.
A good Cain quote that previewed his hilarious revival style pizza parody commercial, that offers an insight into the essence of his philosophy:
“One of the wonderful things about living in America is the freedom we have to laugh at ourselves. In fact, we have so many freedoms that it is easy to sometimes take them for granted. So it is helpful sometimes to try and imagine what it’s like if we were to lose some of those freedoms.”
Vintage Herman Cain. And I hope we never lose those freedoms.
No press conference. Get the picture Game On.
Good job Cain!
Bout time you started acting like the man I admired. A savvy businessman who hires the right people.
Good use of campaign money.
LAUGHING OUT LOUD OUT LOUD!!!
> but to monitor the accusations against Cain and
LAUGHING SO LOUD IT HURTS!!!
He is suing the NYT and one of the big Florida papers. for $500 million dang!!!
Seems like the Buy-A-Lick stories have dried up and the Kraushaar stories are all pissy because there will be no presser with Kraushaar, the 2 imaginary accusers and broke ass Bialek.
What’s all the cackling about? I think it’s a smart move, what I would do if someone accused me of something I didn’t do, take it for awhile and then start fighting back.
It wouldn’t be to intimidate but to protect myself against any unfounded accusations.
He is paying for Wood personally.
> Whats all the cackling about?
You got me figured wrong.
I’m a Cain supporter.
I am NOT laughing AT Cain, I’m laughing BECAUSE of him, in FAVOR of him.
I’m laughing because, as soon as he decided to show some legal muscle, the sewage-slinging cockroaches went running for cover.
The lawyer has an impressive record.
Okay, I sooo took that wrong at first. Wood is the name of the lawyer?
The more he has to defend himself personally, the more it takes him away from his campaign issues. By hiring a lawyer, the lawyer can do the counter-attacks and Herman can get back to campaigning.
Oh, sorry bout that! But seriously I don't think he's doing it as payback, I think he's doing it to protect what he thinks is right. I admire that.
This man has a great deal of character, his folks raised him right. You can raise a kid right and they don't always turn out that way but he's got somethin this old country girl admires!
He keeps saying "lets get back on message" so this should help.
Only the Dems' (and/or Rove's and/or Perry's) cover, troll-boy.
BTW, I don't hear much about Palin's supposed love life lately.
Almost as though the only purpose were to discourage her from running.
In real life, it sure would be nice to see a lot of "Hit Him Again, Todd!" moments.
How about the one that the press referred to as number five...turns out she was pissed because Cain left her with a $800 wine tab...
And now she finally comes out and say she was not harassed
Or what about the radio talk show host in Iowa
who said that Cain was harassing an employee because he
asked to have his tea doctored.
So we have gone from 5 to 4 to 3 and now down to 2.
Kraushaar, after whining all over the place, will not come forward on her own and only Bialek will.
There is nothing stopping these two from doing their presser absolutely nothing.
If one does not agree with Cain’s positions then say so, if one does not like Cain because he is Black, then say so. But do not go around and make attacks on his character.
He hasn’t been taking it. Like Clinton, he has skipped any serious investigation with the claim of sealed records, but has been out there making inflammatory remarks about his accusers and basically setting himself up for a serious fall.
I think he’s lying, simply because he didn’t even admit the first cases (the employment settlements) until confronted with proof, and then he said he didn’t recall, and then he said, yes, they happened, but it wasn’t his fault and he didn’t know any of the details, and nobody had ever brought it up since 1998 or 99, when they happened. All this for something he had discussed in 2004 with his campaign manager in his failed Senate run.
And he has been making the entire GOP look like jerks. We can’t discuss issues because we want to know what “Hermy” (as I have seen some fans call him) was doing during his mid-life crisis in DC. Frankly, I don’t care, although the fact that his wife has not made one single statement of support may indicate that she knows better than we do.
But we have got to move beyond Cain and get to the issues. If he cared about the GOP, he could step out of the race for a week or so and deal with his personal problems while everybody else gets on with defeating Obama. And then if he has a good answer, he could come back, because his faithful would be here waiting for him.
Money and intimidation works, what else is new?
That he and his campaign sorely needed a crack rapid response team, in a basement somewhere, with all the kinds of media monitoring tools needed, 24/7, to monitor any kind of eruption and shut it down immediately. I did not mention the need for a crack lawyer, but that also is prudent. They are going to think twice about trying to pull this crap on good ol Herman in the future. Take that to the bank.
lol Yes correct, Cain has hired Lin Wood and is paying his fees from his personal monies. fixed?
She never said she was harassed. She was supposed to set up a “date” for Cain with an attractive woman in the audience, ala Bill Clinton, who used to send State Troopers out to invite attractive campaign workers or even employees of the facilities to visit him at his hotel.
She was uncomfortable and wouldn’t do it, so he invited her to dinner but she wouldn’t go unless she could invite friends, which she did. Cain ordered two $400 bottles of wine at the dinner, and then left the women with the tab. I guess he was a little annoyed. Sounds just like Our Boy Bill.
Hint: THIS IS HOW YOU FIGHT BACK.
I agree. This is but a shadow of what is to come.
Panic has set in the Elites, and they are running in circles right now. Once they are able to collect themselves a bit, and as it becomes more certain Cain is going to be the conservtives presidential candidate, real and organized vitriol is going to come out.
This is one of Cain's wisest moves.
Do you write for politico because your comments are flat out wrong just as politicos.
If you do not like Cain’s positions than say so. If you do not like Cain because he is Black than say so. Then make your case as to why he should not be supported.
I do not want to see any of the candidates attacked as Cain is being attacked. It is wrong and can destroy a person for life and it is pure evil.
Wrong turn, this is not a GOP lemming site.
We like Cain and the GOP better get used to that!
Sarah started it and we're not going to be lemmings any more.
Their character assassination-attempt failed, the media bullets whizzed right by without hitting the target. Bastards. Now I say: Let's make them pay, that's indeed what I say. They should be taught a very deep, painful and long lasting lesson, to refrain from this behavior in the future towards Conservatives and Patriots.
Do not let them cavalierly think for a moment they can never get away with it in the future, certainly for the remainder of the 2012 campaign. And this goes for Karl Rove or any RINO camp that would do this internally in the GOP race for that matter as sell.
This mudslinging and smearing and innuendo and vague charge thingy is exactly the ONLY WAY OBAMA can be re-elected in an American economy that is going to be sucking hind teat one year from today as well, outside of starting a Middle East war, is to mudsling. If we take that option away from them, they are going to start freaking. They might even push a political coup d'etat within their own ranks and replace Obongo with Clinton, it could get that bad for them!
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That is called GOSSIP!!!
Cain ain’t going anywhere!! get used to that. he is not in it for the GOP and their elite backers. he is running to make a difference. Remember? Make a difference? The biggest fear the GOP has is losing the reigns of power not winning the next election or preserving conservative principles. HC is an existential threat to the establishment elite. PERIOD. Whose side are you on??
Today's PPP Ohio Poll
NO one else over 5%!
Time for Willard and the 5 percenters to get out of the way of the TWO ADULTS.
uh, it already has. What more from this bimbo areana could come up?
If it does, it won’t be this.
Cain doesn’t have much in the way of positions (he doesn’t know enough to have them, except in the most general of ways).
I don’t care what color Cain is, but as far as I can see, he’s the only one who has played the race card, complaining that he was being “targeted” because he was black. Do you seriously think the Dems wouldn’t have seized on a white GOP candidate with a verifiable paper trail like Cain’s?
He knew about this and he should have been ready for it, but instead he started out by lying (even though Politico had informed him almost 3 weeks earlier that they were going to run this story and had asked him for his comments) and then had to do the Clinton bit-by-bit acknowledgement.
And now, like Clinton, he’s going for the “best defense is a good offense.” He has never explained the details of the first, verified charges, his wife (with whom he was not living at the time, because she did not accompany him to DC) has not supported him, and he is revealing that, like Obama, he has no knowledge and only superficial ideas, and he thinks it’s all about him.
You really are out for blood, aren’t you? Why would he take a week off to take care of his personal problems when he is not guilty of anything? You seem to be of the mind-set that says “I don’t care if he’s not guilty, he should be a man and ‘fess up anyway.” Do you hate him for his gender, his conservative views, his race, what?
Who do you support, anyway?
Generally, you don’t waste money on a high-priced, big name defamation lawyer if you’re guilty. And generally, if you’re making things up against someone who just hired a high-priced, big name defamation lawyer, you might want to come clean.
Yep, I read they've decided not to hold their joint press conference for now. LOL!
Then I heard on the news this afternoon that an attorney (maybe Bennet again?) said two of the so-called anonymous accusers will not be coming forward. (I think that means they don't exist.)
Then I read a statement from that Donna lunch lady who complained that Herman's behavior made her uncomfortable and he stuck her with a $400 wine tab (LOL!). Now she's claiming, paraphrasing "I am NOT an accuser! I never claimed that Herman Cain did anything inappropriate!"
I wonder what "they" are going to try to do to Herman next, and if it will come from the left or the right. I'm sure glad Herman has Lin Wood watching out for him now.
I approve of the way Herman Cain has been spending my money. He's a good steward of his campaign donations. Lin Wood will be worth every penny the campaign pays him, and more.
Seriously? I had not heard that.
This is an assumption! If you do not like Herman Cain - say so. But, you can not rant about an assumption! If this $800 bill was true, then this woman needs to provide proof of it.
I’m sure she didn’t have $800 in her wallet and had to put it on a credit card. I call this false! I bet the women ordered the 2 bottles themselves thinking they could get away with stiffing him with the bill and he slapped them down.
You can make up any story you want and spin it to your liking! I say stop spinning what has not been proven!
Is that you Tokyo Rove?
Fortunately, I think the Joe Paterno scandal has taken Cain off the front burner. The Paterno scandal-now THAT’s something to talk about. A real scandal vs. a fake .