Herman Cain was filmed joking about Anita Hill on Thursday, less than a day after he controversially referred to Rep. Nancy Pelosi as “Princess Nancy” and following a week he spent embroiled in numerous allegations of sexual harassment.
At a campaign event in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a man asked Cain a question, only partially audible on the tape, referring to Anita Hill, the woman who famously accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his Senate confirmation hearing in 1991. Cain, encircled by supporters, doubled over in laughter, before quipping, “Is she going to endorse me?”
Here’s the clip, via FOX News:
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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.”
At an event at a Hilton hotel in Alexandria on Wednesday, Herman Cain grew annoyed with reporters asking questions about his sexual harassment settlements. As reporters continued to pelt him with questions, his bodyguards began to shove reporters out of the way as Cain and his entourage pushed forward.