A Fourth Woman Accuses Herman Cain of Sexual Harassment

More

A fourth woman on Monday accused GOP presidential contender Herman Cain of sexual harassment during his tenure as head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. At a news conference in New York City, attorney Gloria Allred identified the woman as Sharon Bialek, who she said had "sexually inappropriate" encounters with Cain.

"I was very very surprised and very shocked," Bialek said in recounting in detail an aggressive sexual overture 14 years ago. "Mr. Cain, I implore you. Make this right."

Politico first reported last week that the National Restaurant Association settled sexual harassment claims brought against Cain by two women in the 1990s. A third woman told the Associated Press last week that she considered filing a similar complaint. Cain has said the sexual harassment allegations are false.

More than half of Republican primary voters are unconcerned by the accusations against Cain, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released on Monday. Still, his likability has taken a hit, with 35 percent of those polled saying they have somewhat or very negative feelings toward Cain, up from 18 percent last month.

Allred has represented clients involved in high-profile scandals, including Ginger Lee, a porn star who said former Rep. Anthony Weiner asked her to lie about their e-mail exchanges, and Rachel Uchitel, one Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses.

Jump to comments
Presented by
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

The Time JFK Called the Air Force to Complain About a 'Silly Bastard'

51 years ago, President John F. Kennedy made a very angry phone call.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

Video

Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In