US Republican Herman Cain’s sexual harassment scandal

This video from the USA is about Herman Cain, accused to have sexually harassed women.

USA: William Rivers Pitt | Republicans Crack Me Up. William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: “Upon cracking open the Washington Post home page early Tuesday morning, I counted no less than eleven stories about GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain‘s not good very bad day on Monday. That bad day started with a Politico article detailing two separate incidents of accused sexual harassment leveled at Cain in the 1990s. Before anyone had a chance to decide whether or not the charges had merit, Mr. Cain and his people took the report and transmogrified it into the one thing the Washington press corps loves above all else: a juicy cover-up story”: here.

Herman Cain admits settlement was made over sexual harassment claims. Republican frontrunner says there was ‘some sort of settlement’ to women who complained of inappropriate behaviour: here.

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3 thoughts on “US Republican Herman Cain’s sexual harassment scandal

  1. November 1, 2011
    Cain Accuser Wants to Tell Story, Lawyer Says

    The lawyer for one of the two women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment said Tuesday that she wanted to come forward but was bound by a confidentiality agreement with the National Restaurant Association. The lawyer, Joel P. Bennett of Washington, said in an interview that his client was calling upon the association to release her from the confidentiality agreement so that she could speak publicly about what happened with Mr. Cain.
    “He’s no longer an employee of the National Restaurant Association, so the National Restaurant Association could argue that well, he’s no longer an employee so it doesn’t bind” the women, Mr. Bennett said. Appearing on Fox News on Tuesday evening, shortly after The Washington Post first reported Mr. Bennett’s comments, Mr. Cain declined to call on the restaurant association to release the woman from the agreement. “I just found out about this today,” Mr. Cain said. “I can’t give you a definitive answer on that until we consult with our attorneys.”

    Mr. Cain said that there could be “legal implications” if the women involved were released from the confidentiality agreements. He did not say what those implications might be. He also said he did not think that he had waived confidentiality by talking about the incidents. “I never used the name,” he said. “I don’t believe that I have.”

    Mr. Bennett said that he represented only one of the women who accused Mr. Cain. But he said he wanted the restaurant association to release both of the women from any restrictions on talking publicly about the cases. He said the women could help clear up what happened during the time that Mr. Cain was the head of the association in the 1990s. “He’s basically saying: ‘I never harassed anyone. These claims have no merit and we gave them a pittance.’ I’m sure my client would have a comeback to that,” Mr. Bennett said.

    Mr. Bennett said he did not believe that his client had filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and did not file a lawsuit against the restaurant association or Mr. Cain. “We were able to resolve it with the employer,” Mr. Bennett said. Mr. Bennett said that he had not seen the settlement agreement in many years, but that his client was sending him a copy, which he expected to have by Wednesday. The New York Times is not identifying either of the women involved in the cases.

    “This is not something we asked for,” one family member said Tuesday evening. “This is not something we brought on.” Mr. Cain spent a second full day trying to clarify inconsistent statements about the sexual harassment cases. He started and ended the day with cable television interviews, in addition to making calls to conservative radio programs to speak with supportive hosts. His tone was more upbeat than defiant on Tuesday even as new questions emerged about his time at the helm of the National Restaurant Association.

    He conceded that his recollection of the matter has increased as he has given it more thought under the barrage of scrutiny. “As I thought about it and thought about it, I did recall an agreement with the lady who left who made the false accusations,” Mr. Cain said, speaking in an interview with the Laura Ingraham radio program. “When I was initially hit with this and trying to stay focused on my day, I didn’t recall that. So yes, there was an agreement that I later added to my explanation.”

    Mr. Cain also kept a previously scheduled dinner appointment on Tuesday with a small group of Republican senators at a Washington steakhouse near the White House. He arrived through a parking garage and entered a private room in the basement of Bobby Van’s, which allowed him to bypass a cluster of reporters who gathered outside.


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