By Catalina Camia, USA TODAY
Defense attorney Gloria Allred and her client, Sharon Bialek, are holding a news conference. Bialek says GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain sexually harassed her in the 1990s.
2:05 p.m. ET
"I really didn't want to be here today," Bialek says.
"I want you, Mr. Cain, to come clean. Just admit what you did. Admit you were inappropriate to people...and then move forward."
"Mr. Cain, I implore you," she says, "Make this right. "
2:04 p.m. ET
Herman Cain's campaign just e-mailed us a statement.
Just as the country finally begins to refocus on our crippling $15 trillion national debt and the unacceptably high unemployment rate, now activist celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred is bringing forth more false accusations against the character of Republican front-runner Herman Cain.
All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false. Mr. Cain has never harassed anyone. Fortunately the American people will not allow Mr. Cain's bold "9-9-9 Plan", clear foreign policy vision and plans for energy independence to be overshadowed by these bogus attacks.
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Bialek says she told her boyfriend and "a mentor at the time" that Cain had been inappropriate. She said she was "embarrassed" and didn't go into details.
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Bialek says Cain offered to help her find a job with one of the state restaurant associations.
"He suddenly reached over and put his hand on my leg, under my skirt and reached for my genitals," she said. Bialek says Cain tried to pull her head toward his crotch.
I don't know if any of this is true. It sounds as though he is a lot like Bill Clinton. Liberals don't seem to care about these kind of actions but conservatives do. I know it has changed the way I look at Cain. I can't see how Cain can come back from this without proving these four women liars. My gut feeling is he did it and I wouldn't want to have a man like that in the White House. I also don't like the way he is handling it.
What are your thoughts on this?