A third female ex-employee of the National Restaurant Association says Cain showed "aggressive and unwanted behavior" toward her, including "sexually suggestive remarks or gestures," the Associated Press' Jack Gillum and Stephen Ohlemacher report. "The employee described situations in which she said Cain told her he had confided to colleagues how attractive she was and invited her to his corporate apartment outside work." The woman did not want to share her name, the Associated Press says.
Cain has called the sexual harassment accusations made against him in the 1990s baseless. But a polling consultant who worked with the National Restaurant Association when Cain was running it told the Oklahoma radio station KTOK that he expected the claims to come out Wednesday. Chris Wilson, of Wilson-Perkins-Allen Opinion Research in Washington, told the station he saw one of the incidents one of the women complained about:
"I was the pollster at the National Restaurant Association when Herman Cain was head of it and I was around a couple of times when this happened and anyone who was involved with the NRA at the time, knew that this was gonna come up."
Wilson described the woman as a low level staffer who was maybe two years out of college. "This occurred at a restaurant in Crystal City (Virginia) and everybody was aware of it," he continued. "It was only a matter of time because so many people were aware of what took place, so many people were aware of her situation, the fact she left---everybody knew with the campaign that this would eventually come up."
Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to email@example.com.