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  • Herman Cain drops out of presidential race

    12/03/2011 11:02:40 AM PST · by mandaladon · 576 replies
    LA times ^ | 3 Dec 2011
    Herman Cain, the insurgent populist whose candidacy has been ensnared by allegations of sexual impropriety, said Saturday that he is leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination, saying that the allegations have cast a "cloud of doubt over me and this campaign." "As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign," he said at an event in Atlanta. "I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt . . . on me, on my family, not because we are not fighters, not because I am not...
  • Herman Cain Announcement LIVE THREAD (Video Feed Link) [Suspending!]

    12/03/2011 8:18:19 AM PST · by montag813 · 1,141 replies · 2+ views
    HermanCain.com ^ | 12-03-2011
    Herman Cain is expected to make a "major announcement" today, anytime between 11am and 1pm EST in Atlanta. The media is assuming he will quit the race. Politico is positively glowing with anticipation of this. Will he fold, or FIGHT? He is also opening a new Atlanta HQ. Twitter reports that people are jamming in early to show their support. We simply don't know what will happen, or when it will happen. What are your thoughts? Do you think he should quit? Or do you think Cain should stay in the race and deny the State-Run Media yet another GOP...
  • Herman Cain 2012 drop-out decision: 'Leaning toward' campaign suspension

    12/02/2011 6:39:28 PM PST · by freespirited · 192 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/02/11 | Maggie Haberman & Reid Epstein
    Multiple sources familiar with the discussions told POLITICO Friday that Herman Cain is “leaning toward suspending the campaign,” in the words of one, who stressed no decision has been made. “He’ll probably get out, but nothing’s been decided,” another source said. The one-time leader in the Republican presidential polls is scheduled to address supporters at the opening of his Georgia state headquarters Saturday. He was set to meet with his wife Friday to discuss the future of his candidacy at the end of a week at which he and aides repeatedly said he was “reassessing” his candidacy. Cain himself has...
  • Cain: Wife didn't know about friendship, ‘financial assistance' to Ginger White

    12/01/2011 6:41:41 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 151 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | Thursday December 1, 2011
    MANCHESTER - Herman Cain acknowledged Thursday that he repeatedly gave Ginger White money to help her with "month-to-month bills and expenses" without telling his wife of more than 40 years. In fact, the embattled presidential candidate said, his wife, Gloria, "did not know that we were friends until she (White) came out with this story" alleging that the two had a 13-year extramarital affair. [....] Cain also stated clearly for the first time that as a result of the constant controversy he has been facing, he is considering getting out of the presidential race. Asked whether leaving the race is...
  • Cain to CNN: 'A decision in the next several days'

    11/30/2011 11:26:12 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Nov. 30, 2011 | Jim Acosta
    Dayton, Ohio (CNN) – Embattled Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is keeping mum on whether he will remain in the race for the GOP nomination. When asked by CNN if he is vowing to continue his campaign, Cain declined to give a direct response. "We are reassessing and reevaluating," Cain said. Cain said he would have a final answer about his future plans soon. "We will be making a decision in the next several days," Cain said.
  • Cain accuser Sharon Bialek faces eviction

    11/29/2011 5:44:20 PM PST · by BagCamAddict · 42 replies
    abc news ^ | 11-29-11 | Chuck Goudie
    Sharon Bialek became the first alleged accuser to actually speak out against Cain. Now, the I-Team has learned, she is being evicted from her suburban townhouse, adding fuel to Cain's suggestion that Bialek had severe financial problems and was trying to strike it rich by making up stories about him. She owes $7500 in back rent.
  • Cain Denies New Allegations, as Woman Claims They Had 13-Year Affair

    11/28/2011 3:16:15 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 376 replies · 2+ views
    FOX News ^ | 11-28-11 | FOX News
    ATLANTA -- Herman Cain on Monday pre-emptively denied a forthcoming accusation by a woman who is expected to say she had a 13-year affair with the Republican presidential candidate. In an apparent effort to get ahead of the story, Cain appeared in a cable news interview to say the woman is "someone who I know, who is an acquaintance, who I thought was a friend." MyFoxAtlanta.com released some details of the story, which is scheduled to air Monday night, shortly after Cain appeared on CNN -- identifying the accuser as an Atlanta businesswoman named Ginger White. "It was pretty simple,"...
  • Herman Cain’s Attorney [Basically] Admits Affair - Studies in failures to communicate.

    11/28/2011 3:51:44 PM PST · by TBBT · 241 replies
    Redstate ^ | 11/28/2011 | Leon H. Wolf
    In breaking news this afternoon, a Georgia woman is claiming that she had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain. She says she has documents (whatever they might be) which can back it up. In what can only be described as the guiltiest-looking no-comment statement in the history of politics, Cain’s lawyer offered this absurd response (especially hilarious parts in bold): *snip* One of two things is true about this statement. Either Mr. Cain and his attorney are basing their views on what is an appropriate subject of media scrutiny for political candidates on the way politics work on another planet...
  • Cain's wife: Harassment claims don't ring true

    11/13/2011 8:41:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Herman Cain's wife says the claims of sex harassment against the GOP presidential candidate don't ring true because he "totally respects women." Gloria Cain told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren: "I'm thinking he would have to have a split personality to do the things that were said." In an interview to be aired Monday during the show "On the Record," Gloria Cain said she can't believe the claims he harassed women when he led the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s....
  • Gloria Cain speaks out about sexual harassment allegations

    11/13/2011 7:46:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/11 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    In her first televised interview ever, Gloria Cain, wife of Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, sat down with her husband and said that the allegations of sexual harassment against him don’t square with the man she knows. “You hear the graphic allegations and we know that would have been something that’s totally disrespectful of her as a woman,” she said, according to partial transcripts of an interview with Greta Van Susteren that will air on Fox News Monday night. “And I know the type of person he is. He totally respects women.” Cain, who has been married for 43 years...
  • Fifth Cain woman says she’s not an ‘accuser’

    11/10/2011 11:04:21 AM PST · by ferrgus · 105 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/9/2011 | David Eldridge
    Donna Donella, one of the five women caught up in the charges of sexual harassment being leveled against Herman Cain, said Wednesday she is not an “accuser.” “I take issue with being labeled in the media as 'Accuser No. 5,' ” she said in an interview with The Washington Times-affiliated “America's Morning News” radio program. “I want to make it very clear that Herman Cain never sexually harassed me, I’ve never accused Herman Cain of sexually harassing me. The only reason that I came forward is because I saw behavior, the one day that I met him … that was...
  • Cain calls former Speaker Pelosi 'Princess Nancy'

    11/09/2011 7:12:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.9, 2011
    ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is calling the House minority leader "Princess Nancy." Cain on Wednesday night said Nancy Pelosi blocked any effort when she was speaker of the House to repeal Democrats' health care overhaul, legislation she helped marshal through.
  • Who Believes Herman Cain? (Here's what the polls tell us...)

    11/09/2011 2:04:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/09/2011 | Charles M. Blow
    I saw that. I saw you grimace when you read Herman Cain’s name in yet another headline. (Well, at least I imagined it.) Relax. This is about a narrow subject: conflicting poll results from major polling groups on who does or doesn’t believe the allegations against him. All my numbers nerds say, “Yeah!” I for one thought that Cain would weather the sexual harassment accusations if no more women came forward and no new details emerged. But earlier this week, both happened. Still, Cain stuck to the defensive plan that echoed his economic plan: deny, deny, deny. So the crucial...
  • Cain accuser filed complaint at next job (Kraushaar)

    11/09/2011 1:20:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 145 replies
    AP/CBS ^ | 11/9/11
    A woman who settled a sexual harassment complaint against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain in 1999 complained three years later at her next job about unfair treatment, saying she should be allowed to work from home after a serious car accident and accusing a manager of circulating a sexually charged email, The Associated Press has learned. Karen Kraushaar, 55, filed the complaint while working as a spokeswoman at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the Justice Department in late 2002 or early 2003, with the assistance of her lawyer, Joel Bennett, who also handled her earlier sexual harassment complaint against...
  • Herman Cain’s powerful attorney: L. Lin Wood

    11/08/2011 10:06:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 169 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2011 | Rachel Van Dongen
    When Herman Cain held the long-awaited news conference late Tuesday afternoon to tackle allegations that he sexually harassed four women, a smooth-talking Southern attorney was the first person to step to the microphone. Cain’s lawyer is L. Lin Wood, a well-known Atlanta-based trial attorney who has carved out a successful career representing the high-profile and falsely accused, often seeking eye-popping damages for those he believes have been libeled or slandered in the press. Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather once called Wood the “attorney for the damned.” When asked why he had chosen to represent Cain, Wood cited the media...
  • Karen Kraushaar is a Republican, she has only Donated to the DNC.

    Contrary to popular media reports saying Karen Kraushaar is a Republican, she has only Donated to the DNC. http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/norindsea.shtml
  • Unease mounts over Cain accusations (AP Bias piling on alert)

    11/08/2011 3:25:46 AM PST · by lowbridge · 53 replies
    AP/yahoo ^ | November 8, 2011 | SHANNON McCAFFREY
    Herman Cain sought to ride out the sexual harassment scandal engulfing his embattled presidential campaign by projecting a business-as-usual façade. But there were growing signs of unease in conservative circles as a fourth accuser — Sharon Bialek — provided a name and a face to what had been anonymous harassment allegations against the GOP front-runner. Bialek's detailed and lurid accusations — that Cain groped her in a car after she asked for his help finding a job — spun his already embattled campaign into an uncertain new territory. "He deserves a fair chance. But that doesn't mean he gets a...
  • Cain accuser has history of financial troubles, legal squabbles

    11/08/2011 1:04:03 AM PST · by maggief · 64 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 8, 2011 | Lisa Black, John Chase and Lolly Bowean
    The emerging portrait of Herman Cain's most recent accuser shows a suburban homemaker with a history of financial and legal troubles, but one who supporters say has the guts to do the right thing. (snip) Born and raised in Chicago, Bialek graduated from Carl Schurz High School on the Northwest Side and briefly attended Northeastern Illinois University before enrolling at Arizona State University. She graduated from ASU in 1983 with a communications degree, a school spokesman said. Records show she twice has filed for personal bankruptcy, first in 1991 and then again in 2001. In the latter case, she claimed...
  • Team Cain Stresses Allred’s ‘Celebrity Lawyer’ Reputation, Bialek’s ‘Financial Difficulties’

    11/07/2011 9:35:17 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-7-2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Team Cain Stresses Allred’s ‘Celebrity Lawyer’ Reputation, Bialek’s ‘Financial Difficulties’ Katrina Trinko November 7, 2011 Herman Cain will hold a press conference tomorrow in Arizona, reports ABC News.Meanwhile, J.D. Gordon, vice president of communications for the Cain campaign, has issued this statement in response to Sharon Bialek’s allegations (via BusinessInsider): Gloria Allred is a celebrity lawyer who specializes in generating publicity for herself and her clients.Ms. Allred is a high-profile Democrat Party donor and activist giving over ten thousand dollars to liberal Democrats like Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.The questions the media should be asking is who’s paying for...
  • Fifth woman raises questions about Cain's behavior

    11/07/2011 10:10:55 PM PST · by Qbert · 145 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/7/2011 | Susan Ferrechio
    A former employee of the United States Agency for International Development says Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain asked her to help arrange a dinner date for him with a female audience member following a speech he delivered nine years ago. Donna Donella, 40, of Arlington, said the USAID paid Cain to deliver a speech to businessmen and women in Egypt in 2002, during which an Egyptian businesswoman in her 30s asked Cain a question. "And after the seminar was over," Donella told The Washington Examiner, "Cain came over to me and a colleague and said, 'Could you put me in...
  • Report: Cain sought dinner date with fifth woman

    11/07/2011 8:53:49 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 193 replies
    polutico ^ | Monday November 7, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN |
    A former USAID worker claims Herman Cain asked her to set up dinner with a woman who attended a speech he gave in 2002, the Washington Examiner is reporting tonight. The worker - 40-year-old Donna Donella, of Arlington - told the paper that the moment came after Cain gave a paid speech in Egypt that year. A woman in the crowd posed a query to Cain during the speech, the Examiner said. Continue Reading Donella told them “And after the seminar was over, Cain came over to me and a colleague and said, ‘Could you put me in touch with...
  • Cain to hold press conference Tuesday

    11/07/2011 8:05:30 PM PST · by Southnsoul · 138 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2011
    (CNN) - Republican presidential contender Herman Cain will address the latest sexual harassment allegations against him at a Tuesday afternoon news conference, his campaign announced late Monday.
  • ABC News Chicago Asks: Who Is Cain Accuser Bialek?

    11/07/2011 6:46:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/7/11 | ABC
    Bialek currently lives in Mundelein with fiance Mark Harwood. "She's of the same political persuasion as Herman Cain," Harwood said. "There was no money on the table to go and have an interview. This is truly about an American girl who's got a big heart and wants to do the right thing."
  • Who is Cain accuser Sharon Bialek?

    11/07/2011 4:20:54 PM PST · by STARWISE · 219 replies · 1+ views
    ABC Chicago ^ | 11-7-11 | Chuck Goudie
    *snip* The public record on Bialek begins in 1991 when she filed personal bankruptcy for the first time while living in Des Plaines. Between 1993 and 1996 Bialek worked for four different companies in promotion and marketing positions. In 1996, and part of 1997, Bialek was at the National Restaurant Association. After being let go from that job in mid-1997, she says that she went to Washington, D.C., to meet with Cain, president of the association, because she needed a job. In 1999, Bialek's son Nicholas was born and a paternity lawsuit was filed by the father, a media executive....
  • Woman accuses Cain of bold sexual advance [ 2 bankruptcies yes 2 ]

    11/07/2011 4:57:09 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 117 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 7 2011 | AP
    Leaving little to the imagination, a Chicago-area woman on Monday accused Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain of making a crude sexual advance more than a decade ago when she was seeking his help finding a job. "Come clean," Sharon Bialek challenged Cain at a news conference in New York at which she described herself as "a face and a voice" to support other accusers who have so far remained anonymous. Cain's campaign swiftly denied Bialek's account. "All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false," it said in a written statement. [snip] Court records indicate Bialek had financial difficulties...
  • Allred: Cain Offered Client 'His Idea of a Stimulus Package' Accuser In Picture Steps Forward)

    11/07/2011 3:32:47 PM PST · by lbryce · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | November 7, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    The Herman Cain scandal finally has a name and a face. Superlawyer Gloria Allred introduced her client, Sharon Bialek, at a press conference in New York on Monday afternoon, telling reporters that the woman formerly employed by the National Restaurant Association's educational arm had been subject to an unwanted sexual advance from the Republican presidential candidate. Bialek, a Chicagoan, had raised money for the restaurant association before being terminated in 1997, Allred said. When she lost her job, Bialek reached out to Cain for help. "Mr. Cain instead decided to try to provide her with his idea of a...
  • Allred’s involvement in Cain accusations a sure sign charges are worthless

    11/07/2011 2:36:58 PM PST · by Fred · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/11 | Robert Laurie
    All the ingredients are here. We have a potentially powerful politician, a hopelessly flimsy accusation of sexual misconduct and a predictable media, desperate to fill broadcast hours. Was there really ever any doubt that alleged civil rights attorney Gloria Allred would get involved? After all, whether she’s demonstrating anal sex using a baseball bat, buddying up to bereft pornstars or inserting herself into the life of Chaz Bono, she’s proven that her proper place is in front of a camera,
  • Sharon Bialek plans morning TV interviews

    11/07/2011 2:05:22 PM PST · by VinL · 81 replies
    Pravda -Politico ^ | 11/7/2011 | Burns Haberman
    Herman Cain accuser Sharon Bialek plans "as of now" to appear on two morning television shows Tuesday, her lawyer, Gloria Allred, said. Bialek's allegation that Cain made an aggressive and unwanted sexual advance in 1997 has reignited the week-old controversy over reports of Cain's personal misconduct. And every national interview Bialek — or Allred — gives will make this even more problematic for Cain's campaign.
  • Lawyers See Cain Accusers as Free to Talk

    11/06/2011 9:48:17 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | 6 Nov 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    The women who accused GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment more than a decade ago have effectively been released from any agreements they signed pledging not to talk about the alleged episodes, according to employment lawyers. On Friday, the group Cain headed at the time, the National Restaurant Association, agreed to release one of the women from her confidentiality pledge—at least to allow her attorney, Joel Bennett, to release a carefully drafted statetment saying she stood by the charge. But because Cain has called the charges fabricated and at least in one instance suggested one of his accusers...
  • Huntsman to Cain: Address Allegations 'In Total"

    11/06/2011 9:20:19 AM PST · by Steelfish · 97 replies
    YahooNews ^ | November 06, 2011
    Huntsman to Cain: Address Allegations 'In Total" WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jon Huntsman is calling on rival Herman Cain to disclose all information about the allegations of sexual harassment that have consumed the GOP race. Huntsman tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that the information needs to come out "in total" because legitimate questions have been raised and the controversy has distracted from real issues on the campaign trail.
  • Cain Offers Ethics Reminder to Reporters in Pushback Over Sex Harassment Allegations

    11/06/2011 11:48:51 AM PST · by Southnsoul · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2011
    Attempting to turn reports of sexual harassment allegations back on the media, the campaign for Republican presidential contender Herman Cain is targeting journalists by passing out a code of ethics offering guidelines on how to report stories. On Sunday, Cain campaign spokesman J.D. Gordon emailed passages from the Society of Professional Journalist Code of Ethics that highlighted limiting the use of anonymous sources and evaluating their truthfulness and motives before allowing their use. The code also offered a few reminders like removing arrogance from reporting, showing good taste, being accountable, not pandering to lurid curiosity, treating subjects of stories as...
  • Cain says he won't answer harassment questions

    11/05/2011 7:50:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 107 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.5, 2011 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Herman Cain grew agitated with reporters after a debate with Newt Gingrich and is vowing to never answer questions about allegations of sexual harassment a decade ago. Speaking after a one-on-one debate with rival Gingrich on Saturday, Cain cut off reporters who asked about allegations of sexual harassment and suggested journalists who wanted answers were behaving unethically.
  • Blog pimp's favorability drops after zotting

    11/05/2011 10:33:44 PM PDT · by bullypulpit · 302 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 6, 2011 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - Allegations that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain sexually harassed women in the 1990s have begun to damage his bid for the White House, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. The poll showed the percentage of Republicans who view Cain favorably dropped 9 percentage points, to 57 percent from 66 percent a week ago.
  • Attorney for Cain accuser says ‘series’ of incidents prompted complaint

    11/05/2011 2:38:47 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 139 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 5th 2011 | Amy Gardner and James V. Grimaldi
    The attorney for one of the women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment said Friday that “a series of inappropriate behaviors and unwanted advances” spanning months led his client to take action. He also challenged the presidential contender’s credibility in claiming not to recall details about the incidents or her allegations. The late-day news conference by lawyer Joel P. Bennett offered the most details to date of a scandal that has consumed Washington and the race for the Republican nomination for the past week. His account contrasts with comments made by Cain, who initially disputed the allegations but later...
  • Poll: GOP Voters Dismiss Cain Allegiations

    11/04/2011 1:20:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Fri, Nov 04, 2011 at 11:49AM)
    A new ABC News/Washington Post poll out today shows the allegations stemming from Cain's tenure in the 1990s as head of the National Restaurant Association haven't made much of an impact. Seven in 10 Republicans in the survey say the allegations don't matter when it comes to picking a presidential candidate. A majority of GOP and GOP-leaning voters, or 55%, say the allegations are not a "serious matter." But the poll, taken Oct. 31-Nov. 3, shows some challenges for Cain. Among the 39% who say the allegations are serious, half say it makes them less likely to support the businessman...
  • Cain accuser attorney: Client sees 'no value' in revisiting issue

    11/04/2011 1:38:06 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 126 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/4/11 | CNN/wire staff
    CNN) - Joel Bennett, the attorney for one the women who has accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, said Friday that his client "made a complaint in good faith about a series of inappropriate behaviors and unwanted advances" from the GOP presidential candidate. Bennett said his client sees "no value" in revisiting the issue now, but "stands by the complaint that she made." Bennett said his client would disagree with Cain's characterization of the alleged harassment incidents. He confirmed that the alleged harassment occurred in 1999 over a period of "at least a month or two." There was "more than...
  • Statement from the National Restaurant Association

    11/04/2011 2:14:11 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 93 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Nov 4, 2011
    Joel Bennett held a press conference moments ago on behalf of his client who alleged sexual harassment charges against Herman Cain, and it amounted to a big fat zero of any relevant information to this. The woman doesn’t want to reveal her identity or her side of the story. What’s interesting is that the NRA, according to their statement below, would have released her from the confidentiality portion of the agreement to allow her to vocalize her side of the story. But they still opted not to. So, end of story. Here is the NRA’s statement: “We have seen the...
  • Watchdog complaint: Cain campaign manager illegally paid for iPads, campaign travel...

    11/04/2011 3:39:28 PM PDT · by Qbert · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 4, 2011 | David Martosko
    Liberal attack-dog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission Friday over allegations that Prosperity USA, a nonprofit advocacy corporation run by Herman Cain campaign manager Mark Block, paid for iPads and travel related to Cain’s presidential campaign. If true, says CREW, the Cain campaign — and Block personally — would be guilty of violating at least two federal election laws. The allegations were first reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on October 30, based on internal financial records the newspaper said it obtained. The Journal Sentinel reported the following day that...
  • Herman Cain accuser stands by complaint, won't go public

    11/04/2011 3:58:29 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 78 replies
    cbs ^ | 11/4/2011 | By Brian Montopoli
    The lawyer for one of the woman who received a financial settlement after alleging sexual harassment by Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain when he was head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s said Friday that the woman stands by her allegations but is choosing not to discuss them publicly. The woman "sees no value in revisiting" the complaint, attorney Joel Bennett said, saying the woman and her husband feel it would be "extremely painful to do so." "My client stands by the complaint that she made," said Bennett, adding that "she would disagree with the statement's [Cain has]...
  • Politico's Simon: Herman Cain Is Derailing His Campaign, Not Politico (they talked to accusers)

    11/03/2011 10:55:39 PM PDT · by Fred · 52 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 110311 | Real Clear Politics
    Politico's Roger Simon, who said Rick Perry being racist appeals to GOP primary voters over the weekend, touts his publication for its anonymously-sourced article claiming presidential hopeful Herman Cain sexually harassed two women while he was the chief of a restaurant lobbying group. Simon claims it Herman Cain's botched response that is "derailing his own campaign" and not the Politico for continuing to hound and pressure the candidate.
  • National Restaurant Association chairman during Cain’s tenure: ‘It’s a hatchet job’

    11/03/2011 5:23:10 PM PDT · by martosko · 45 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/03/2011 | David Martosko
    In an interview with The Daily Caller, former National Restaurant Association board chairman Joseph Fassler offered a firm defense of GOP presidential front-runner Herman Cain, along with an explanation for how Washington’s best kept secret — the identities of Cain’s sexual-harassment accusers — was also kept from the association’s board. “The accusations? It’s a hatchet job, in my opinion,” Fassler told TheDC from his Phoenix, Ariz. office. “My gut tells me it’s a hatchet job. He gets a lead, he gets some traction, and the next thing you know, here come these allegations. It’s sad.”
  • Cain accuser offers harassment statement

    11/03/2011 2:16:08 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 157 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 3, 2011 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - A woman who accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment on Thursday offered a statement telling her side of the story, in a move that could further undermine his 2012 campaign. Cain has been accused by at least three women of sexual harassment when he was head of the National Restaurant Association in the mid-1990s. The issue is dominating the race to decide a Republican challenger to face Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 2012 election.One of the women said earlier this week that she wanted to talk publicly about accusations that Cain had sexually...
  • Source disputes account of Cain impropriety at Va. dinner

    11/03/2011 1:42:26 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 124 replies
    CBS ^ | 3 Nov 2011 | Jan Crawford
    A Republican source who was at the dinner in which pollster Chris Wilson says Herman Cain sexually harassed a young staffer is contradicting the account, telling CBS News he never saw Cain sexually harass anyone that night, although he does remember Cain drinking. "I did not see a lech," the source said. Wilson, who was doing polling for the Restaurant Association during Cain's tenure, told an Oklahoma radio station yesterday: "This all occurred at a restaurant in Crystal City [Virginia] and everybody was very aware of it. And so it is, it was only a matter of time because so...
  • David Gergen: Cain Must Give Straight Answers, And Fast [But Clinton Hasn't Answered Yet!]

    11/02/2011 9:53:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | November 02, 2011
    Cain must give straight answers, and fast David Gergen, CNN November 2, 2011 (CNN) -- Herman Cain may very well bounce back and remain a popular contender for the GOP presidential nomination, but the normal rules of politics would say that he has about 48 hours to get his campaign under control. As he struggles with the allegations swirling around him, it is worth remembering that so far, there is no hard evidence that he has done anything wrong. It is also worth recalling that in sexual harassment cases, perceptions of men and women can differ and lines can be...
  • Cain Told Georgia Republicans Report Would Vindicate Him

    11/02/2011 7:18:33 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 35 replies
    POLITICO ^ | November 2, 2011
    Herman Cain told a meeting of Georgia House Republicans Wednesday that a report was coming out that would vindicate him of the sexual harassment charges that have engulfed his campaign, POLITICO has learned. In a meeting at the Capitol Hill Club, Cain said he and his campaign had found out who was purportedly leaking word of his behavior toward female employees at the National Restaurant Association and that a report was coming out that would disprove the charges, according to the chief of staff to one of the Georgia members. Continue Reading Cain boasted about how one must stand firm...
  • Woman Who Accused Cain Won’t Go Public, Lawyer Says (8:40 p.m. | Updated)

    11/02/2011 6:22:38 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 77 replies
    NYT ^ | November 2, 2011 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR, JEFF ZELENY and JIM RUTENBERG
    Joel P. Bennett, the lawyer for one of the women who has made accusations against Mr. Cain, said that his client had decided not to go public or to make a public statement herself in an effort to shield herself from the media frenzy swirling around the situation. “She’s not going to affirmatively make any public statements or public appearances about the case, everything will be through me,” Mr. Bennett said. “She has a life to live and a career, and she doesn’t want to become another Anita Hill.”
  • Gov Rick Perry Supporter and pollster for a SuperPAC that supports Perry is the Herman Cain source

    11/02/2011 6:14:32 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 492 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 11/2/11 | Greta Susteren
    I don't know if there is more than one source or not, but, according to Politico, Chris Wilson, a Governor Perry supporter and pollster for the super PAC that supports Governor Perry, worked at the National Restaurant Association and is the (a?) source for the Cain/sexual harassment story. He said the episode of harassment occurred in a public restaurant in the 1990's and that many people knew about it. What is WEIRD about the Politico story and Chris Wilson, is that Chris Wilson would not or did not say what happened. The only reason that omission catches my attention is...
  • Perry Camp Denies Leaking Cain Harassment Story, Fingers Romney Campaign

    11/02/2011 3:49:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 220 replies
    National Journal ^ | Updated: November 2, 2011 | 6:13 p.m.
    A spokesman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign is adamantly denying that members of the GOP presidential candidate's staff leaked a story has swamped Herman Cain's campaign this week. Instead, the Perry camp is pointing a finger at the campaign of another rival Republican, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, as a possible source of the report about the sexual-harassment charges levelled a decade ago against Cain by female subordinates at the National Restaurant Association.
  • Cain accuses former adviser Curt Anderson (Former Cain Senate Campaign Adviser Denies Charge)

    11/02/2011 2:37:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/02/2011 | By ALEXANDER BURNS
    Herman Cain accused a former consultant to his unsuccessful 2004 Senate campaign, Curt Anderson, of leaking damaging information about past sexual harassment allegations against Cain. Anderson, who is now an adviser to Rick Perry, denied the charge in an email to POLITICO's Jonathan Martin: "I’ve known Herman Cain for about 7 years. I was one of several consultants on his Senate race in 2004 and was proud to help him. I'd never heard any of these allegations until I read them in Politico, nor does anything I read in the press change my opinion that Herman is an upstanding man...
  • Iowa radio host accuses Herman Cain of 'inappropriate' remarks (Politico continues hit pieces)

    11/02/2011 2:40:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/02/2011 | Jonathan Martin
    In a cryptic comment made at National Journal’s Election 2012 Preview event Tuesday, Mark Block, Herman Cain’s campaign manager, made reference to an incident involving Cain and a receptionist for a radio talk show host. Continue Reading Asked by panel moderator Beth Reinhard whether he could guarantee that there’s not more information forthcoming about his past, Block began his answer with a blanket denial, followed by what seemed to be a description of an unreported recent incident involving Cain. “Mr. Cain has never sexually harassed anybody. Period. End of story,” he said. “As the hours go by, it’s interesting that...