Video of the Day: 'You Want a Job, Right?'

For Herman Cain, it gets worse.

Just over a week after Politico initially reported that two women had accused him of sexual harassment while he headed the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, two more women have come forward with complaints. One of them, represented by defense attorney Gloria Allred, on Monday became the first to speak to press.

At a news conference in New York, Sharon Bialek alleged that Cain had reached up her skirt and pushed her head toward his crotch after she asked him to help her get a job at the association in 1997. Allred is renowned for staging high-profile news conferences like today's.

"I was very, very surprised and very shocked," Bialek said on Monday. "I said, 'What are you doing? You know I have a boyfriend -- this isn't what I came here for.' Mr. Cain said, 'You want a job, right?'" Bialek said Cain stopped his advance when she asked him to and took her back to her hotel.

The Cain campaign issued a denial calling Bialek's allegations "completely false."

Video credit: CNN

Presented by

Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her middle school. Then Humans of New York told her story to the Internet—and everything changed.

Join the Discussion

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

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

Video

'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

Video

What Fifty Shades Left Out

A straightforward guide to BDSM

More in Politics

Just In