A fourth woman is accusing presidential candidate Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior, taking her allegations to the television cameras with the help of a celebrity lawyer.
Former National Restaurant Association employee Sharon Bialek today made claims about Cain, adding to a string of news stories alleging similar harassment and detailing settlements the association paid after the accusations.
Standing alongside her attorney, Gloria Allred, Bialek told reporters she was unemployed and sought employment help from Cain in 1997. She said that he responded with “sexually inappropriate” behavior.
Bialek alleged that when she visited Washington, D.C., to meet with Cain, who led the association, he upgraded her Capitol Hilton suite. Bialek claimed he inappropriately touched her and initiated sexual contact.
Bialek said that when she resisted, Cain said, “You want a job, right?”
She added, “I asked him to stop and he did.”
Allred is a frequent presence on television and has represented many people involved in political scandals. She described her client as a registered Republican.
The Cain campaign responded with a statement before the news conference had ended. The campaign described the allegations as “completely false” and “bogus attacks.”
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