New Herman Cain Harassment Allegations Coming

It looks like a fourth woman is now accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment during his time at the National Restaurant Association, and she’s going to be coming forward to tell about it:

High-profile discrimination attorney Gloria Allred says another woman has come forward accusing Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain of sexual harassment.

Allred and the woman, whom she did not identify, are planning a news conference in New York later Monday.

The woman would be at least the fourth to accuse Cain, a former businessman, of harassment.

Allred’s involvement in all of this is a near guarantee that this will get media attention, and that this story is far from over for Cain. At the very least, though, we’ll now have someone accusing him of wrongdoing in public. Where it goes from there depends on her credibility, and Cain’s response.

Radar Online has the original report:

A new woman alleging sexual harassment by presidential hopeful Herman Cain will break her silence at a news conference with her powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred Monday afternoon in New York City, is exclusively reporting.

The embattled GOP nominee has admitted that several women who worked at the National Restaurant Association during his tenure as president of the organization received settlements. Politico has reported that the settlements were given because of sexual harassment allegations.

The woman, who will be the first to go public on Monday, sought Cain’s help with an employment issue and was allegedly sexually harassed by him. Allred and her client will discuss, in detail, what she alleges occurred with Cain.

Let the circus continue.

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  1. Stan25 says:

    Gloria Allred sees a golden opportunity to get her mug on TV. She does not give a rat’s ass if the person is lying or not. Allred is just as narcissistic as Barack Hussein Obama. As with the other crap she has pulled, this one will also blow up in her face.

  2. legion says:

    I suspect the twelve remaining sane Republicans are extremely relieved that Cain is beginning to self-destruct. Or they’re funding it. Either way, it’s probably better for all of us that he stops getting taken seriously as a potential POTUS.

  3. PD Shaw says:

    Drip . . . drip . . . drip . . .

  4. Gustopher says:

    If Cain’s numbers rise despite these continued allegations, does anyone else think Mitt Romney will see which way the wind is blowing and start sexually harassing women?

  5. PD Shaw says:

    @Gustopher: Better, he could start vehemently denying that he sexually harassed anyone.

  6. MBunge says:

    That we’re into the second week of this story and only now getting some specifics about what Cain allegedly did is ridiculous. It’s the clearest evidence that somebody in the GOP dropped a dime on Cain because a reporter who uncovered this on his or her own would have made tracking down and talking to the women involved their first priority.


  7. Janis Gore says:

    @MBunge: And why would the national press have devoted the manpower to do that sort of research at this point? When he was himself serving a tasty morsel to them every other day?

  8. MBunge says:

    @Janis Gore: “And why would the national press have devoted the manpower to do that sort of research at this point?”

    They wouldn’t do it at this point. But if this was a story sussed out by journalistic effort and initiative, talking to the women involved would have been been the absolute first thing any reporter would have wanted to do. But because this story got handed to them, that wasn’t such a concern.


  9. Janis Gore says:

    @MBunge: Agreed.