Skip to comments.Cain Defamation Lawyer Hired to Monitor Accusations
Posted on 11/10/2011 6:14:56 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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
Wood said he was retained by Cain and not by his campaign. He said he feels strongly about "guilt by accusation" cases. "I have seen how it has devastated the lives of other clients of mine and I would hate to see it happen to Mr. Cain."
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Notice the media has shifted to Perry's brain dead moment over further reporting on the women accusing Cain. Penn State gave the media a better excuse to shift attention to.
"Who has had a worse week: Herman Cain or Rick Perry?"
Perry was up at 62%
Suzy Buy-a-lick didn't have to hire Gloria Allred. She's gooood.
You don’t hire Wood just to ‘monitor’. That’s like keeping a RPG under your bed for self-defense. I have a feeling, there will be some offensive plays before long.
I wonder how BuyALick is paying for Allred (or who is leaving the money on her dresser for it.)
I remember from the Tiger Woods incident it was revealed her rates were about $25K/day.
Gloria Allred is very saddened and will sacrifice an unwanted unborn child to appease the leftwing gods.
To the accusers this should be like the sound of a pump action in a dark house.
Call it preventative medicine.
Anybody who is familiar with Wood’s reputation is likely to make sure they have all their t’s crossed and i’s dotted before they trot anybody out.
Wood is a brick wall against further accusations. I doubt we hear another peep about this nonsense. Good move Cain, we all love a fighter and a fighter you be!
Yeah, that's right. I use RPGs to monitor compliance, by my neighbors, of my property rights. Anyone backs into my driveway in order to do an X-turn on my street, why, my RPG is right there, monitoring.
Nah, You think a Penn State Couch raping children on Penn State Property is less of a story than Cains boorish behaviour
Did it occur to any of you that maybe Cain is worried about being sued for defamation. He and Block have blamed innocent people, naming names, falsifying meetings (anderson?) etc etc etc.
He’s the one with the defamation problem.
Go on the offensive.
I’m hoping that Lin Wood will bitch slap Gloria Allred and her bimbos.
marty60 you sure have been on a Cain bashing today, did you get sick on a Godfathers Pizza one or what? I am really amazed by the amount of hate so many Freepers are venting against canidates this week. Jesus people calm down. They are all good folks on our side, some are better than others.
GEEYAHHH!!! IT’S ABOUT DARN TIME!!
Allred just admitted she has collected over $250 Mil in company payouts on charges like this.[but this is not about a book deal or money]
Hannity asked why she had not taken on the Anita Broderick case with Free Republic mentioned in asking she do so...no answer from Allred.
Hannity did good tonight with Allred.
IMUS producer on directly after Allred saying Gloria Allred comes up to here on me like my wife [hand to chin sign].
I have no doubt that Wood is exactly the junk yard dog that will keep the liars and mud slingers at bay. A new unfounded accusation will b met with a stiff lawsuit in a friendly Federal Venue in the South. I wouldn't be surprised that if a new press conference actually occurs it will be over shadowed by a proceeding in Federal Court.
Don't doubt it.
Hey folks, help us out. I don’t know ANYTHING about Lin Wood. Can anyone enlighten us as to his creds?
Your Post #14: Excellent
He should invite the Clinton victims to tell the public what real sexual assault cases sound like.
You disgust me. Now you’re making up stuff.
Good grief, we’re all conservatives but you have been ugly in nearly every comment you’ve made lately.
Everybody hates lawyers............ until they need one.
What are you nutz? I had to read your comment several times to even compute?
I’m having a little trouble understanding what Imus’s producer has to do with all this, but what he said is pretty funny.
Maybe he can lure Corzine into one of his famous 90-mph-with-no-seatbelt mad dashes up the NJ Turnpike.
Look at Bimbo’s face on post #13. Lying, crazy beach is practically stamped on her contorted mask of a face.
Actually I haven’t been posting until this evening.
I’ve been thinking today about after spending all my life interested in politics and the future of America, maybe it’s time to just move on to something else, like gardening.
The U.S is teetering on the precipice of total destruction.
The most dangerous man ever to inhabit the WH, intent on destroying the America I love...And what are the Tea Party,Conservs, and Repubs hell bent on doing?
Putting a known coreless , say whatever to get elected fraud in the WH, with a VP that is nothing more than a con-man, inexperience and unqualified. It is stomach churning. But if that is the tickic, I will NOT vote. I will not be a party to sending America over the cliff. At that point it will not matter who is in office we will be finished as the last best hope for the world.
Talk about bringing a thermonuclear weapon to a knife fight.
The naughty librarian look. Why would Herman Cain have even gone for that? Bow wow!
As did I!
Sarah Palin would have been wise to do the same after quitting the job of Governor in Alaska!
I have three questions that perhaps the female FReepers can help me with:
I like to know why Bialek hugged a man who she now remembers as a sexual aggressor. Ladies, if a man tries to grope you and then you meet him again 14 years later, would you not maintain a physical separation from him?
And, if the point in meeting him was to ask if he “remembered what he did”, wouldn’t you ask that question loudly enough to perhaps embarrass him, rather than whisper it in his ear?
Finally, while I have no problem looking at well-endowed ladies, if you were going on national TV to discuss an allegation of gropery, how much cleavage would be appropriate to display?
Added Wood, Ive been brought in to bring an element of fairness to the accusations being brought against Mr. Cain.
Wood gained legal fame representing Jewell, the security guard suspected by law enforcement of being involved in the 1996 Centennial Park bombing, which led to two deaths. Jewell sued The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other news media.
The libel suit against the AJC was dismissed by the trial court. An appeal by Jewells estate is pending.
Woods reputation, as a fierce and tenacious advocate in the courtroom and in front of TV klieg lights, has brought him a host of celebrity cases.
He was pretty good at scaring CNN, NBC and the New York Post into quick settlements in the Jewell case, said Atlanta lawyer Jack Martin, who originally represented Jewell during the criminal investigation. I wouldnt be surprised if he employs a scorched-earth policy here.
That observation came from Steve Sadow, another Atlanta lawyer, who calls Wood the best libel/defamation lawyer in the country.
Wood, 59, has the track record, working different sides of highly charged cases involving Richard Jewell, JonBenet Ramsey, Kobe Bryant and U.S. Rep. Gary Condit.
and all that is in the Atlantic
Now I understand why Allred was so off her game tonight on Hannity!
I hope you are right. My first thought was quite different. I just hope this is not an indicator that more women are expected to come forward.
Good plan, ace.
I believe in watching this unfold that she may have wanted a Monica Lewinsky moment to set the stage--just as Hannity asked Allred why Bialek remained in the car with him after the alleged abuse instead of jumping out--there are cabs all over DC..Allred said DC was unsafe.
Fox News has pushed Romney, Romney, Romney all day, never calling Cain the front runner one time. Disgusting. .
The media did the same for Ronald Reagan. Herman Cain is in good company. Go Cain!
That's an awful lot of quarters...are there enough hours in a night? *<];-')
FoxBusiness was talking about Cain being the frontrunner, tonight.
“Did it occur to any of you that maybe Cain is worried about being sued for defamation. He and Block have blamed innocent people, naming names, falsifying meetings (anderson?) etc etc etc.
Hes the one with the defamation problem.”
It would seem so.
No problem the way fundraising is going, Apparently I’m not the only on.
Cain is paying for this attorney himself. Allred was shaky tonight with Hannity and more upcoming "victim" interviews will have the media cautious, as these outlets have been sued by this lawyer before and rushed to settle.
Why sit back and possibly allow the media to manipulate or influence an election? This is just business! Whereas one's reputation is on the line and crucial to winning "the deal" ; in this case an election. Whether Cain would have won without this chaos..is impossible to tell.
Newt is suddenly looking a lot better to voters. He does have a political history of economic growth and a balanced budget. Plus he can handle the media, remains respectful and draws cheers. His past seems less important to voters now with Cain's trouble, Clinton, Edwards, Weiner, Jackson and Jackson Jr, Gore,_______________.
Not sure if this is just a chronically obnoxious poster, or something more. Posts lot's of this kind of crap on nearly every Cain thread.
Cuts & runs if there's any heat.
I wouldn't be whispering anything in his ear.
If a person wants to be taken seriously, no cleavage is best; a "hint" of cleavage at most.
He needs to file a lawsuit against both women, even if he doesn't think he can win. That, more than anything else will repair the damage he's suffered. He can probably drop it after the election. But those people need get bitten once in a while.
Court has its place.
Note they never have a problem with their pal Obama?
The Penn State case is a whole other and more serious matter and holds no comparison.
Gardening is less stressful. ;)
And Obama and his criminal minions are operating under the glide scope as a result.
Is he going to Scarborough fare? Those rare birds at MSLSD need a severe wing-clipping.