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Cain Camp Denied Report Of Sex Harassment

From a chortling Associated Press:

Cain denies report of sexual harassment

By KASIE HUNT – Associated Press
October 31, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain planned to make several scheduled appearances in Washington on Monday following a report that alleges he was twice accused of sexual harassment while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.

Oddly enough, Mr. Cain is scheduled to appear today at a lunch at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Of course, the timing of the Politico piece was just a coincidence.

In a statement Sunday to The Associated Press, his campaign disputed the Politico report that said Cain had been accused of sexually suggestive behavior toward at least two female employees.

The report said the women signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them five-figure financial payouts to leave the association and barred them from discussing their departures. Neither woman was identified.

The report was based on anonymous sources and, in one case, what the publication said was a review of documentation that described the allegations and the resolution.

Which makes one wonder why the Politico did not publish the documentation.

Cain’s campaign told the AP that the allegations were not true, and amounted to unfair attacks.

"Inside-the-Beltway media have begun to launch unsubstantiated personal attacks on Cain," spokesman J.D. Gordon said in a written statement. "Dredging up thinly sourced allegations stemming from Mr. Cain’s tenure as the Chief Executive Officer at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, political trade press are now casting aspersions on his character and spreading rumors that never stood up to the facts."

Asked if Cain’s campaign was denying the report, Gordon said, "Yes."

Which puts the lie to the Politico’s claim that the Cain campaign has not denied the report.

Cain is slated to discuss his tax plan at the American Enterprise Institute, appear at the National Press Club and hold a health care briefing on Capitol Hill

Again, the timing of the Politico’s article is just the merest happenstance.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, October 31st, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Cain Camp Denied Report Of Sex Harassment”

  1. tranquil.night says:

    The Establishment is right to be threatened when this episode can get Juan Williams and Stuart Varney to agree that it’s reminiscent of Clarence Thomas, and moreover that Cain’s Conservative Tax reform plan having driven his poll surge is upsetting apple carts all over Washington.

    That’s right, we’re still here and our message hasn’t changed: the era where they get away with this crap is over.

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