Monday, October 31, 2011
The rise and fall of Republican pizza man, former Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain, follows an all too familiar path: from unknown, to known and finally, to scandalous.
During Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources have confirmed.
The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable. The women signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association. The agreements also barred the women from talking about the details of their ordeal.
POLITICO has confirmed the identities of the two female restaurant association employees who complained about Cain but, for privacy concerns, is not publishing their names.
I predicted Herman “9-9-9-” Cain would be gone by Thanksgiving. I was wrong. He didn’t make it beyond Halloween.