Sharon Bialek, new Herman Cain accuser, comes forward
While Herman Cain has been facing sexual harassment allegations for the past week, none of his accusers have spoken publicly. Until now.
Represented by celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, Sharon Bialek, a registered Republican from Chicago who worked at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, accused Mr. Cain of putting his hand “under my skirt and [reaching] for my genitals. He also grabbed my head and brought it towards his crotch.”
After she protested, Mr. Cain allegedly told her, “You want a job, right?”
While this represents a charge not just of sexual harassment, but arguably sexual assault, Allred said her client is not filing “a lawsuit or claim.”
The Cain campaign has denied these charges, with spokesman J.D. Gordon writing, “All allegations of sexual harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false.”
Here’s video of Bialek’s statement, from CNN: