Skip to comments.Witness: Cain Accuser Reported 'Inappropriate' Touching (Bialek's Ex-Boyfriend Speaks Publicly)
Posted on 11/14/2011 12:44:32 PM PST by SeekAndFind
A doctor who once dated Herman Cain accuser Sharon Bialek came forward today to say that he remembered Bialek telling him in 1997 that Cain had "touched her in an inappropriate manner," and that he was the one who urged her to contact lawyer Gloria Allred and go public with her accusation.
Dr. Victor Zuckerman of Shreveport, Louisiana, who appeared at a Monday afternoon press conference with attorney Gloria Allred, said he had decided to go public himself in order to rebut Herman Cain's public statement that he had no idea who Sharon Bialek was and couldn't recall ever meeting her. "I'm here to shed light on whether or not Herman Cain knows Sharon Bialek."
Four different women have accused the Republican presidential frontrunner of sexually harassing them while they worked at the National Restaurant Association. Karen Kraushaar and a second woman filed internal complaints with the trade group and received financial settlements. A third woman told the Associated Press she had considered filing a complaint against Cain but decided against because a coworker had already filed.
Cain has categorically denied all allegations of sexual harassment.
Bialek became the fourth accuser, and the first to go public, with a New York press conference on Nov. 7. She alleges Cain put his hand up her skirt, reached for her genitals and pulled her head toward his crotch. Bialek claims that when she resisted, he said, "You want a job, don't you?"
At the press conference, Gloria Allred flourished signed statements from two different men to whom Bialek had allegedly reported Cain's "inappropriate behavior" at the time. One of the men was described as a longtime friend and Chicago businessman, the other as a pediatrician Bialek was dating.
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“The only thing that is clear is that this guy only owns one sport coat.”
And Cain only owns one color of tie. that drives me nuts. :)
All the repetition in the world doesn’t make something true.
What’s missing are facts. Without them, there are just allegations by self-interested parties.
Whom, incidentally, I wouldn’t give to the time of day.
And Buyalick no doubt has thousands of “ex boyfriends” to draw on!
This guy is not a factual witness, at best, he is a character witness but with a record so bad that no one but a kool-aid drinking, Obama knee pad wearing, progressive would pay any attention. This is a sleazy story coming from sleazy sources and doesn't deserve more than a yawn. Someone needs to ask James Carville who he believes in this little “play”.
Exactly my point.
Do you work in the MSM? Suspect you’re right on target.
Mr. Cain should, in my opinion, say nothing in response. If asked, just say that he’s already addressed these baseless false accusations and that he has nothing to add.
Rise above it.
Remember, Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals #1 is:
1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’...
“...any target can always say, ‘Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?’ When your ‘freeze the target,’ you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments.... Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the ‘others’ come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target...’
“One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.” (pps.127-134)
Cain should remain quiet, while behind the scenes, his attorney plans for the “Mother of all Defamation of Character Lawsuits.”
The best thing Cain can do is stay on message and ignore/disregard these allegations as much as possible. The MSM will attack him but every time he addresses them it gives the MSM more reason to keep them in the headlines. Ignoring/keeping on message makes it hardest for them keep it up.
That said, the MSM’s agenda is clear to support Obama and get Romney the nomination. They won’t stop until the primaries are over.
During the convention, said Zuckerman, Sharon indeed met and spent time with Mr. Cain. Mr Cain was the keynote speaker. Her job required that she be present at all functions. I remember Sharon saying that she and Mr. Cain had been at many of the same events. I also recall that at these events she was seated next to him at a lunch and at a dinner. She also told me she had the opportunity to speak with him at length with him in both cases.
Uh wait. She stated that her boyfriend was with her at these events. It would appear that wasnt the case based on his statement.
Ahhh who needs facts, when there’s an agenda to push.
According to this guy her and Cain were very close. But according to her it was the boyfriend who suggested she contact Cain for a job.
First of all, why would she need him to suggest that?
Second, if this guy was such a successful business man why didn’t he help her find a job. Or better yet, GIVE her a job!
So, let’s see. Hypothetically, a woman who sees the potential of a shake down of the NRA, cause she’s desperate for money, as part of the scheme confides in a friend of what she will later allege as part of the shakedown. Hmmmm.
The guy may very well be telling the truth of what he was told. However, it doesn’t lend any more credence as to whether the act was actually committed. He COULD simply be repeating the ruse reported by Bialek at the time. How would he know?
Bialek’s demeanor & the way this is being handled by Alred make this whole episode stink to high heaven.
Don’t give in Cain.
Red ties make him very serious.
If Cain wins the nomination, I expect the MSM to carry forward with these attacks in the general election.
He’ll just have to live with it. He can’t change a biased press.
That’s why these people need to pay for these slanderous attacks.
You are being either dishonest or stupid.
The leftists smear conservatives constantly.
Anyone who blames conservatives for this is either retarded or a liar.
The other thing is this. It’s not that this guy says, I saw this, or I saw that. It’s not that he corroborates her story.
What’s bad is that he says WE MET CAIN. Cain says, I have no idea who she is. That’s a big disconnect. If Cain backpedals now and says something like, I guess I didn’t remember meeting her....
It’s like the old saying: Is there anything I need to know vs. is there anything I should know. I wonder what sort of conversations Cain has had with his advisors.
You’re correct. This has so many holes that Cain’s best strategy going forward is to simply stay on message & ignore this. Absent a stained dress, the media can only perpetuate this for so long before the public will lose interest.
That's a big disconnect only insofar as it is reasonable to expect Herman Cain to remember every single person he ever met.
Cain has to stay on message and by-pass the MSM. The rise of social media and blogs means one no longer as to rely on a hostile media to get one’s side of the story out. Cain will focus on the things that matter to Americans while the media is obsessed with his sex life. Let them - people don’t care about this stuff.
Here are the tings I like best about Herman Cain:
1. He is not a politician
2. He doesnt use the political vernacular, he speaks just like the people speaks
3. He is a born fixer with a tremendous record of pulling companies on the brink of bankruptcy out and putting them back in the prosperous category, bar none
4. He is as honest as the day is long in mid summer
5. He loves America and the American dream and wants everyone to realize that dream
6. He is brilliant, really a U.S. Navy Rocket scientist with multi university degrees, a winner in everything he has taken on.
7. He has the right toolbox to bring the U.S. back to prosperity,
8. he is a great delegater
9. can restore our position in the world, and the wealthy Constitutional Republic we once were.
10. He is a well rounded individual, caring and responsible
The Left hates him, and is using all the dirty tricks at their disposal to bring him down. The true conservative loves him. He is the finest, most experienced man of character running for the presidency, and I pray to God in Heaven that he wins because there was never so much at stake as now.
Not really. How many people do you recall meeting fifteen years ago?
Its possible Cain may have met Bialek in passing and thought nothing of it. Its not like they were close friends.
Whats bad is that he says WE MET CAIN. Cain says, I have no idea who she is. Thats a big disconnect.
“That’s a big disconnect only insofar as it is reasonable to expect Herman Cain to remember every single person he ever met.”
Of course! But then he shouldn’t say - I don’t know who she is! He should have said then, that I have no recollection of ever meeting her. These guys have got to be careful when they speak. Every word they utter is disected. They should know that by now.
You can meet someone but know nothing about them.
That is still a truthful statement. Unless they were close acquaintances for a long period of time, I don’t think Cain’s saying he doesn’t remember her would strike me as being strange.
I would have the same reaction. Is there any particular reason you want me to recall about someone who wasn’t even a friend of mine?
That’s exactly the point.
I’m not one to parse words.
I leave that up for the lawyers. In every day situations, we don’t take notes about what happened to us.
In this case, let the sleeping dogs lie.
How bout a little heresay here and there? Seems legal, right? Hey, I heard Obama smoked the pickle from that writer guy who was killed ‘accidentally’ this weekend....that seems legal, right?
He doesn't know who she is because he has no recollection of meeting her. You are saying crazy things in order to criticize Mr. Cain.
Nothing we heard today could be admitted to a court of law.
That’s the long and short of it. Bialek’s ex boyfriend doesn’t corroborate her story. At best he’s a character witness.
But his motives for coming forward are obscure.
It breaks my heart that such a good man is having his entire life and reputation he spent decades building, completely destroyed. And they’ll get away with it. I have no doubt they’ll keep this up until they sink him. And then Newt. Then they can paint Romney with every stereotype they have about big business & republicans being the party of big business & whatever else they’ve been saving for that occasion. Then 4 more years of 0bama. I pray Cain will overcome this but I’m just so jaded at this point I don’t believe he will.
Just curious as to how one gets $$ from this and how much...
He’s parsing. Its funny because the liberals accepted Clinton’s parsing about his felonies.
But they won’t accept a categorical denial from Herman Cain.
They are the last people on earth to lecture to others about ethics and the truth.
Cain probably put his hand on her shoulder. The boyfriend thought that he and Bialek could turn that gesture into some real cash. Of course calling Gloria Allred is the first thing they thought of.
Hope this isn’t true. If it does happen the next target with baggage is Newt and his waning days as Speaker/Adulterer. Romney will go untouched.
I agree. If he is innocent, he needs to sue her for defamation of character. Let her prove in a court of law that this happened or pay up.
Until we get down and dirty with these criminals, they won’t stop.
I am not a Cain supporter but this is ridiculous. On the other hand, Cain’s joking about these things doesn’t exactly help.
Obama has lots of ‘stash’.......
I think Newt will handle things better. He’s been around it for a long time and has dealt with it in the past. We’ll see.
He didn't seem to handle it particularly well.
Then there’s the bimbo fatigue that is already setting in. The LSM has shot their load with Cain.
Its amazing how hard the RinoCracy is trying to arrange a Soviet-Politburo Election....with only approved (meaning ones they control) candidates on the ballot. If they worked as hard to clean out the cesspool in DC as they apparently do to keep the Palins and Cains out of town, wed be in nowhere near the mess we now enjoy.
there must be some real bad stuff up there goin down...and theyre scared of We the People in Flyover Country getting anywhere near.
As long as Herman Cain is out in front...the media version of the Chinese Water Torture will be all over the news ...24/7...
Oh you mean his joke about Anita Hill? Clinton made jokes about the women he raped and liberals though that was hilarious!
But no one is permitted to make fun of Hill.