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article imageRepublican mother accuses Herman Cain of putting hand up skirt

By Andrew Moran     Nov 7, 2011 in Politics
New York - 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate and former head of the National Restaurant Association, Herman Cain has received another sexual harassment charge. Sharon Bialek accused Cain of putting his hand up her skirt in the 1990s.
Over the last couple of weeks, Herman Cain, the 65-year-old 2012 GOP contender who has soared to the head of the polls, has had to defend past allegations of sexual harassment during the 1990s when he was president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.
On Monday, a fourth woman has come forward and accused Cain of sexually harassing her when she sought his help for a new job when she was let go from a job that was affiliated with the restaurant association.
During a press conference, Sharon Bialek, a registered Republican and single mother from Chicago, told reporters that when the two were driving in a car in Washington, Cain pulled over and put his hand up her skirt in 1997.
Bialek, who stood alongside famed activist celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, did not file a complaint, but noted that she is coming forward to “give a face and a voice to those women” who did not want to be in the public eye.
“I was very, very surprised and very shocked. I said, 'What are you doing? You know I have a boyfriend. This isn't what I came here for,” said Bialek at a packed private club in New York. Cain allegedly responded: “You want a job, right?”
“I want you, Mr. Cain, to come clean, to admit what you did, admit you were inappropriate to people, and then move forward,” added Bialek. “Mr. Cain, I am for you. Make this right.”
She also said that the last time she saw Cain was at a Tea Party event in Chicago where she asked him, “Do you remember me?”
Cain’s presidential team immediately responded to the allegations and called them “completely false.” In an official campaign statement (via Politico), spokesperson J.D. Gordon said that Cain “has never harassed anyone.”
“Just as the country finally begins to refocus on our crippling $15 trillion national debt and the unacceptably high unemployment rate, now activist celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred is bringing forth more false accusations against the character of Republican front-runner Herman Cain,” the statement said.
“All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false. Mr. Cain has never harassed anyone. Fortunately the American people will not allow Mr. Cain’s bold “9-9-9 Plan,” clear foreign policy vision and plans for energy independence to be overshadowed by these bogus attacks.”
Cain will next appear Wednesday during the CNBC GOP presidential debate.
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