Visibly testy in recent public appearances, Cain is struggling under the spotlight of sexual harassment allegations. It remains to be seen whether his campaign will be able to survive these serious allegations, especially in light of the fact that yet another accuser has come forward.
Cain accuses the Perry Campaign of leaking scandal
Did the Perry campaign leak this scandal? Nice distraction to try to make this an issue, but it is completely irrelevant. If he is
Below is an excerpt from SF Gate.
Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, under pressure within his party to clarify years- old allegations of sexual harassment, blamed a rival, Governor Rick Perry of Texas, for reviving the accusations.
“The actions of the Perry campaign are despicable,” Cain campaign manager Mark Block said on Fox News. “Rick Perry and his campaign owe Herman Cain and his family an apology.”
As the Perry campaign denied any role in the matter, prominent Republican Party figures, including Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and political strategist Karl Rove, urged Cain yesterday to lift confidentiality restrictions on two women who accused him of harassment during his leadership of the National Restaurant Association. Cain has said the harassment charges are false.
Cain’s personal life came under scrutiny as he claimed a lead among Republicans seeking the 2012 presidential nomination, with some surveys placing him ahead of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney among Republican voters nationally. The resolution of the harassment questions could reshape the party’s contest two months before the Iowa caucuses start the nomination process on Jan. 3.
Cain accuser received a $45,000 settlement – But Cain doesn’t remember
How many of us have paid out sexual harassment settlements, but can’t remember them? Either is has happened so many times, it has been forgettable – or he is lying.
Below is an excerpt from Politico.
POLITICO has learned that one of the women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s received a payout of about $45,000 as part of her settlement – significantly more than the two or three months’ salary Cain initially recalled the woman obtained.
The woman who received the approximately $45,000 is the staffer who Cain has acknowledged formally lodged a complaint about his behavior. Cain described her in a Fox News interview as a writer in the communications department.
The compensation the woman received as part of her departure package was far more than that what a mid-level trade association employee in the late 1990s would have made over a two-to-three month period. For more – Click HERE
Woman accusing Cain of sexual harassment was paid $45K: report – New York Daily News
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Pro-Cain PAC invokes “high tech lynching” – Nov 2, 2011 - CBS News
Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop On Herman Cain (The Note) – Nov 2, 2011 - ABC News (blog)
Why Herman Cain supporters are sticking with him – Nov 1, 2011 - Christian Science Monitor
Path to the nomination: Did Cain’s end yesterday? – Nov 1, 2011 - Washington Post (blog)
The Curious Case Of Herman Cain (The Note) – Nov 1, 2011 - ABC News (blog)
Cain says he was ‘falsely accused’ of harassment – Oct 31, 2011 – Atlanta Journal Constitution
Herman Cain’s Day Of Damage Control (The Note) – Oct 31, 2011 - ABC News (blog)
Exclusive: Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior – Oct 30, 2011 - Politico