November 4th, 2011
04:17 PM ET
11 years ago

BREAKING: Cain accuser won't go public

Washington (CNN) - One of the women who accused Republican presidential contender Herman Cain of sexual harassment released a statement through her lawyer Friday stating that she "stands by" her complaint, which was made "in good faith about a series of inappropriate behaviors and unwanted advances."

There was "more than one incident" of harassment involving Cain and his client over the span of a couple of months in 1999, attorney Joel Bennett said.


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  1. Voice of Reason

    I wonder who paid her off? Would it be Mr. Cain's 'brothers from another monther' ? i.e., the Koch borthers?

    Let me tell you about the people Cain is so fond of, and maybe you see where he gets his so-called values:

    The Koch Brothers... Remember back in 2006 when they got caught defaruding votors? Their 'organization' – Citizens for a Sound Economy – got caught with their hand in the cookie jar, and was broken up into FreedomWorks and Americans For Prosperity (hoping people wouldnt notice because of the name change). They were slipping selling insurance policies that had fine-print clauses that meant that when people bought the insurance, they were also unwittingly signed up for the Koch Bros' organization. Paying dues and everything. Their chief target was older people who didnt know they were getting duped.

    These poor people's information was then 'rented out' to other groups for lobbying, spamming, robo-calling, etc., until they were caught. They were at the center of a web of lies and lobbying. Ad to add insult to injury, the people were being used to puff, inflate and otherwise boost the numbers of these so-called 'grassroots' astroturfing efforts.

    I think we should ask Mr Cain if he thinks these people should have gotten their money back after it was taken without their knowledge.... He is, after all, part of the 'Family'.

    November 4, 2011 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  2. Voice of Reason

    It's funny that the closer the election gets, the more CNN screens out any non-left wing comments. They are becoming as biased and irrelevant as MSNBC, and their ratings certainly reflect this.

    November 4, 2011 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    It looks like the Democrats lose. They will have to deal with Cain on the issues.

    November 4, 2011 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  4. Bill

    The chick chickened out. If she was not going to speak out in public, why bother bringing this out now. Her lawyer said she did not want the exposure. Bull, exposure she got. Some one got to her and only two men will benefit from this, Romney and Perry or some big boys don't want Cain even in the White house kitchen, forget about the oval office.

    November 4, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  5. Little Jimmy Truth

    Why not Cain accuser is standing bravery like Anita Hill?

    November 4, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "It looks like the Democrats lose. They will have to deal with Cain on the issues."

    Dream come true. Hopefully, he obliterates Mittens, so Obama can stomp his silly Koch-funded ideological nonsense into the dirt. 9-9-9 is a disaster for America AND for Cain AND for the GOP/Teatrolls and I hope Obama gets all the reason he needs to talk about it endlessly.

    November 4, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  7. Delle Jambo Jr.

    Delle Jambo ls from Lagos, Nigeria. People in America are fussy over mundane issues. Remember, Herman Cain is not a replica of the biblical Cain and Abel. He is an American President in the making. That's if Obama will allow him.

    November 4, 2011 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  8. WVman

    Why did she wait till now to tell everyone? I bet he did it though,,

    November 4, 2011 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  9. Four and The Door

    T'sah From Virginia
    The Democrats did not start this story and we did NOT lose anything. I want Cain to go up against President Obama
    Why, has Obama come up with any new ideas that he hasn't already proved don't work? I didn't think so.
    Cain has ideas that will work and they don't look anything like what has been failing for the past 2 1/2 years. They are based on Economics, not Politics.

    November 4, 2011 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  10. diridi

    May I ask Why???????

    November 4, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  11. CainiacLoose

    Seriously. Juanita Broaddrick claimed Clinton RAPED her and left her bloody on a bed and she spoke out about it and dems cried LIAR and gave him a free pass. Then there was Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Jennifer Flowers, then Monica and what is the definition of "is" and STILL they gave him a free pass.

    Not to mention that Cain has been so ridiculously open about this that it's been to his detriment. Maybe he should not reveal anything about himself prior to 2008. Worked for the POTUS.

    Cain's "accuser" claims inappropriate behavior and libs are ready to bring back public hangings. If a lib ever has the guts to call me a hypocrite to my face I'll clock them.

    Seems this little October surprise has backfired ($1.2 million this week) and somebody's huffy!!

    November 4, 2011 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  12. Howard

    This is a B.S. smear campaign on Herman Cain.
    His accusers are anonymous ... and, we still don't even know what the so called harassment consisted of. One thing we do know however, is that Herman Cain would make a million times better President than barack obama ... but then, who wouldn't ?

    November 4, 2011 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  13. Sort of

    See all the white liberal racists attacking Mr Cain's intelligence???

    Mr Cain was a actual rocket scientist , a person who was so stupid he turned around failing businesses .

    Only a racist would call him an idiot.

    November 4, 2011 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  14. jean2009

    First we had smoke, then we had one fire, then two fires, and a possible 3rd. Several thousands of dollars changed hands in the 1990's to settle out of court...with a silence clause. To believe this is a left-wing plot, or the hand of the "lame" stream media would be to believe in physic powers and/or witchcraft. People can't rewrite the past, or have a Mulligan on history...therefore I think if he isn't already, Herman Cain will be toast. He just hasn't woke up to that fact.

    November 4, 2011 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  15. lue blacke

    Just because one woman will not come forth-it is not over. I understand how she feel. cain is one of those bullies that used his position to intimidate & try to force women into submission. I would bet that cain did not have any power within the company-why was he sent to different places? cain is just a puppet-one that "sweat & sings"!

    November 4, 2011 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  16. Al

    Obama would love nothing more than Romney or Ryan, he does not want Cain and that reason is clear, it takes their biggest card off the table for they would not be able to use the "RACE" card, but Cain would be able to if he was willing to stoop that low.

    But that's ok Obama see you were hired because you were half black, but we the people are firing you because you're useless!

    November 4, 2011 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  17. Julius

    Even if Cain get through the primary election, he will be embarrassed to compete with Obama

    November 4, 2011 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  18. FactCheck

    Oh I am really looking forward to having Cain as the GOP representative. He is comedy gold.

    November 4, 2011 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  19. art vandolay

    To top it all off, the repubs think the public wants abortion to be an issue again. Hilarious that they think a presidential campaign needs to have this be an issue, every 4yrs. Good luck morons. -Art

    November 4, 2011 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
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