Woman Publicly Alleges Cain Harassment

By:  Raven Clabough
11/08/2011
       
Woman Publicly Alleges Cain Harassment

Days  after news broke of Herman Cain’s alleged cases of sexual harassment, new updates continue to flood news outlets. The story began by revealing that during Cain’s tenure as president of the National Restaurant Association, he was accused of sexual harassment by two women. Following that story, however, other women came forward to make similar accusations against the GOP presidential contender. The latest woman to make such an accusation is Sharon Bialek, who is the first to voice her allegations publicly.

 

Days  after news broke of Herman Cain’s alleged cases of sexual harassment, new updates continue to flood news outlets. The story began by revealing that during Cain’s tenure as president of the National Restaurant Association, he was accused of sexual harassment by two women. Following that story, however, other women came forward to make similar accusations against the GOP presidential contender. The latest woman to make such an accusation is Sharon Bialek, who is the first to voice her allegations publicly.

Cain’s other accusers have been unable to make public statements regarding their encounters with Cain, as they signed non-disclosure agreements with the National Restaurant Association upon their resignation from the company. The third never filed a formal complaint against Cain, claiming she decided against it because her regular encounters with Cain began to subside.

Bialek was the fourth accuser to come forward. She never filed a former complaint, and is not bound by any non-disclosure agreement. During a New York press conference on Monday, Bialek — who is from Chicago — claimed that Cain made aggressive sexual advances towards her in July 1997 after she had asked him for help finding employment. The Washington Post reports:

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Photo: Sharon Bialek, a Chicago-area woman, addresses a news conference at the Friars Club, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, in New York: AP Images

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