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 one incident,” he said.
The National Restaurant Association confirmed in a statement Friday that a woman working for the organization filed a complaint in 1999 alleging discrimination and harassment by Cain. Cain was president of the association at the time. The association and the woman “subsequently entered into an agreement to resolve the matter, without any admission of liability. Mr. Cain was not a party to that agreement,” the statement from National Restaurant Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney said.
As far as I'm concerned, if she or any other accuser is not willing to talk, and let us know the details and allow Cain the ability to respond to them, this should be a non-story, if Politico and the rest of the lapdogs were real journalists.
You know what I'm thinking? This is a warning shot to the electorate not to make Cain the nominee. If he does win the nomination, what do you think the chances will be that this lady changes her mind and comes public....in October 2012, if she's telling the truth at all? This is bulls**t!
Prof. Jacobson notes also how Politico is misleading their readers, claiming she has "broken her silence."
Robert Stacy McCain has more.