Today Sharon Bialek became the first woman to go on the record and formally accuse Herman Cain of being sexually inappropriate with her. She story is very detailed. Something that we didn't have in the past. The Cain campaign has denied the charges as false and baseless.
Here are the issues with her story as I see it.
- What is describing is assault, not harassment. She says that since she didn't work for the National Restaurant Association she felt that had no claim. That is simply untrue. If her story is accurate, Cain asked for sex in order in return for a job. That is exactly what quid pro quo sexual harassment is. She would have been perfectly within her legal rights to file a claim of sexual harassment against Cain with the NRA.
- She never reported this to the police. Again, this was attempted rape at worst or assault at best, if her story is true. Both of which are criminal offenses.
- After Mr. Cain stopped after her refusal she wants people to believe that she got into a car with him. Really? That makes no sense whatsoever. None. As a women I can't imagine getting into a car alone with a man who just tried to my force my head into his crotch area so he could receive oral sex. EVER.
- She hired Gloria Allred, known publicity whore and tool for the left. Just ask Meg Whitman.
The NRA has released a statement confirming her employment that falls within the time frame of her story. One of the attorney's for one of the original accusers during his time at NRA has also made a statement saying that the accusations of Ms. Bialek are "similar" to that of what happened to his client. Easy to say, since we have no idea what the accusations of the first two women are. The Politico story originally said that one was a gesture that was not really of a sexual nature. Whatever the heck that means.
I hope Ms. Bialek is ready for the firestorm that is going to come her way. She will have people digging into her past. Some will be doing it to prove her right, others will be doing it to prove her wrong.
If these charges are true, Herman Cain cannot be president. Character matters. If these charges are not true shame on the people who have made them so public. Because once this is all over with, where will Mr. Cain go to get his reputation back again? People will now always know him as a sexual harasser, regardless of the truth.