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Cain Accused Of Harassment, Doesn’t Deny

October 31, 2011 by  

Cain Accused Of Harassment, Doesn’t Deny

When businessman Herman Cain was the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, he was reportedly accused of sexually inappropriate behavior by at least two female coworkers.

According to POLITICO, the women described “unwanted sexual advances” made by Cain while he was running the association. The women reportedly left the organization after receiving “sealed settlements” to avoid formal legal actions.

The Presidential candidate is largely disregarding the story as an attempt at a smear campaign by members of the mainstream establishment who fear his frontrunner status.

A statement on Cain’s website responds to the attacks: “Since Washington establishment critics haven’t had much luck in attacking Mr. Cain’s ideas to fix a bad economy and create jobs, they are trying to attack him in any way they can.”

The statement also calls the allegations “thinly sourced” attempts to “cast aspersions” on Cain’s character.

Cain said in a later interview that he was “falsely accused” of sexual harassment during his time at the National Restaurant Association and that he had “never sexually harassed anyone,” according to The Washington Post.

POLITICO is standing behind the story despite the criticism from Cain’s campaign and notes that while the candidate is attacking, he is not denying the allegations.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    This has that irksome, aromatic ‘Clarence Thomas’ stench. It amazed me back then that ANYONE would waste time believing a lawyer who waited for TEN YEARS to throw an accusation at anyone – let alone Clarence Thomas.
    In this case, we seem to have two women who waited for roughly TWENTY years or so to ‘do their thing.’ If this doesn’t prove that ‘some’ kookoids are so shallow and pc brainwashed, it’s as close as we’ll ever get.
    The heart of the issue centers on the theory that it’s not possible for there to be even ONE black conservative in America. That idea is so
    VILE because it implies that no black American can have a conscience if he or she is anything other than a progressive or a similar, twisted variety of pc, dumbed-down space cadet.
    The degenerates at Politico would do well to remember what Einstein said about insanity. Einstein was right. And the basket cases at Politico are worse than wrong. Is it true that the “motto” at Politico is Journalism for Sale?

    • Bob Livingston

      Dear sc,

      Actually the accusations (whatever they were) were made and settled in the 90s at the time they occurred. What’s disturbing is the Cain campaign’s response and the changes in his story as it developed. He knew for 10 days the story was coming, yet the best he could come up with initially was to respond to a reporter’s question, “Have you ever been accused of sexual harassment?” was, “Have you ever been accused of sexual harassment?” If someone asks me that question I can say unequivocally, “No. Absolutely not.” If he couldn’t, and that appears the case, then there is a problem.

      Best wishes,

      • http://deleted Claire

        Bob Livingston–Point well made. I agree with your comment.

  • Angel Wannabe

    It was only a Matter of Time before the Luny Left found something to accuse Cain of, they’re so d*mned predictable its ridiculous.

    • Palin16

      ….straight out of the democratic playbook!

  • Palin16

    Herman merely commented on a woman’s height (5’0″) in a joking manner. This is what the PC crowd claims is sexual harrassment. It’s the same type of democratic operatives that filed frivolous lawsuits against Gov. Palin.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    Again we see a double standard by the leftists. Liberal democraps obviously hate Herman Cain. They also hate Clarence Thomas. So the left tries to bring down both men by either lying or bringing frivolous accusations – which is what not all, but a large % of sexual harassment cases are. (and BTW this charge against Herman Cain also sounds frivolous to me!!) ….. On the other hand, why hasn’t the N.O.W. feminist gang (or NAG, as Rush Limbaugh says) sided with Paula Jones, Juanita Broderick or others who seem to have legitimate complaints about the former womanizer-in-chief Bill Clinton?? Yeah!! Yeah!! We know Slick Willy is pro-abortion, which probably satisfies the NAG femi-nazis. On the other hand, Clinton seemed to be a more of a repeat habitual sexual harasser than any Republican I know of.

    Again, I really think we should give the leftists a dose of their own medicine. Let’s suggest that the libs are racists who think it’s okay for a white man to sexually harass women, but not a black man like Cain or Thomas. And why did they wait so long to complain about Herman Cain?? Instead of when he first entered the race as an underdog, it seems now they’re in panic as it appears Cain has a good chance of defeating the anti-American pro-abortion Marxist-in-chief we now have in the White House.

    BTW, I certainly don’t condone sexual harassment. In fact, back in the 1980s, I worked in an office on Park Avenue in NYC. We had a homo colleague who flirted with and annoyed us. His behavior in the workplace would later be considered sexual harassment. I also researched on a large hotel chain in Massachusetts, in which waitresses had to change to sexually enticing uniforms (hot pants with an inseam of only one inch!!) as they became cocktail servers. This resulted in physical and verbal abuse by intoxicated customers. The hotel refused to protect these women, and fired those who refused to wear the sexually provocative clothing. IMHO this was a legitimate accusation and N.O.W. was right to help these waitresses sue the hotel. ….. On the other hand, is it really harassment if a guy asks a girl out more than once after she declines?? A woman complains about a manager in a private office because he has a picture of his wife in a swimsuit on his desk. Another woman complains her boss is reading Playboy behind closed doors in his private office. It’s none of her business what her boss does in the privacy of his office!! Or just looking at someone the wrong way?? GET REAL!! These situations, at best, will only trivialize real harassment which I listed above. Clearly sexual harassment laws are too vague, and need to be re-written using better judgment.

  • Rosanna

    The question is…”is Herman Cain preditory?” We don’t need that in the White House AGAIN! DC is a pit of this kind of behavior unless the person has a very strong sense of personal integrity. I have seen so many of these guys that travel in sales, etc. the way Cain did, who seem to think when they are on the road chasing women, etc. is OK. I found his answers hedgy. Let it play out. The truth eventually rises to the top like cream. It may be a smear campaign. A viable black conservative republican candidate really would dampen the racist rhetoric the left spews, but we saw what happened when people thought they were proving they were not racist by voting for Obama. Let’s look more carefully at the whole picture this time.


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