Monday, November 7, 2011
Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain is in, as they say, in deep bandini.
High-profile attorney Gloria Allred stepped to the microphone with her Sharon Bialek, today and told reporters and the country her client was subject to an unwanted sexual advance from the Republican presidential candidate.
Sharon Bialek, is white, a lifelong Republican and a native of Chicago, the parent of a 13-year old son. She is a single parent as well as a college-educated professional. She had worked for the National Restaurant Association before being terminated in 1997.
Allred said when Bialek lost her job, she reached out to Herman Cain for help. Allred said:
“Mr. Cain instead decided to try to provide her with his idea of a stimulus package.”
Next, Sharon Bialek detailed the nature of Cain’s sexual advances, explaining he spent money on a palatial hotel suite for her to stay in when they met in Chicago. Bialek thought her boyfriend — a physician, had upgraded her room as a surprise.
When Bialek and Cain saw each other in the evening, Bialek said Cain put his hand on her leg saying, “reached for my genitals, then pushed my head toward his crotch.”
When Bialek asked Cain what he was doing, he said, “You want a job, right?”
Bialek called on Cain to “come clean about what you did,” saying: “Mr. Cain, I implore you, make this right.”
Gloria Allred said:
“I, for one, am disgusted at Mr. Cain’s serial sexual harassment of women. Because Mr. Cain, while running for president, is actively lying to Americans and showing disdain for our common sense and intellect.”
Press Conference Part One:
Press Conference Part Two: