Third Worker Says Harassed By Cain; AP Exclusive

By: AP
By: AP
A third former employee of Herman Cain has told the Associated Press that she considered filing a complaint against the presidential candidate.


WASHINGTON (AP) -- A third former employee says she considered filing a workplace complaint over what she considered aggressive and unwanted behavior by Herman Cain when she worked for the presidential candidate in the 1990s. She says the behavior included a private invitation to his corporate apartment.

She worked for the National Restaurant Association when he was its head. She told The Associated Press that Cain made sexually suggestive remarks or gestures about the same time that two co-workers had settled separate harassment complaints against him.

The employee described situations in which she said Cain told her he had confided to colleagues how attractive she was and invited her to his corporate apartment outside work. She spoke on condition of anonymity, saying she feared retaliation.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 at 02:11 PM
    The leak actually came from POLITICO. The origin is now supposedly from Perry's camp. No democrat involvement involved. Suppose Reagan would be rolling in his grave right now to know how the republicans are at each others' throats.
  • by watching Location: USA on Nov 3, 2011 at 07:54 AM
    Mr. Cain is not handling this very well. If he had faced it head-on instead of being dodgey and defensive it would have gone much better for him. Americans have had enough political lies and "I don't recall" responses.
  • by Can You Smell What The Rock Is Cooking on Nov 2, 2011 at 06:45 PM
    This scandal reminds me of Clarence Thomas, who once said "it's a high-tech lynching" during the Anita Hill scandal. Another favorite saying was by slick Bill Clinton who said "I tried marijuana but didn't inhale" I used Bill metaphor right now today.
  • by Hmmmm Location: cos on Nov 2, 2011 at 06:14 PM
    Isn't it funny how nothing is mentioned until he is rising up in the election???? You would think that these people would have brought him up on charges right after it happened, not years later when he is running for president. Makes ya wonder, don't it? All bogus made-up lies. And yes, it gets old after the zillionth time. But we have a whole year ahead of us to have to listen to all the finger pointing and mug slinging.
  • by Bobby Johnson on Nov 2, 2011 at 05:46 PM
    Why would anyone go through the hassle of public office the way good people are dragged through the mud? If you are at all "different" don't stand out or you will be accused of SOMETHING! Maybe poisoning Halloween candy, or trying to kidnap a kid if you ask for directions from the only person around who happins to be 12 years old, or heaven forbid don't put an arm around a sholder of a crying co-worker.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 2, 2011 at 06:39 PM in reply to Bobby Johnson
      You have to have a shady background to get the job. In this way you can be controlled.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 2, 2011 at 05:26 PM
    this is a story from perry and romney camps....pick up a paper instead of the gagzette or get your news from someone other than rush....this is gop against gop
  • by Lars on Nov 2, 2011 at 04:29 PM
    Listen to you repugs, blaming the dems so fast. How about the 1st two getting paid off when they complained the 1st time? How about the other runners trying to bump cain? Your people are a joke!
  • by Tired on Nov 2, 2011 at 03:58 PM
    Anyone else fed up and sick and tired of politricks as I am? It's the same old thing over and over again. Mudslinging and campaign promises that never materialize. Enough already!!!
  • by Rocky Location: Monument on Nov 2, 2011 at 03:06 PM
    More Liberal bias in the media, rediculous, no proof, not even any allegation. Herman Cain is obviously a major threat as far as the other candidates and liberals are concerned.
  • by Mayor Ryan on Nov 2, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    National sales tax, federal reserve chairman (former), increase wars, supporter of the Patriot Act, etc... Nothing about this main in small government. Anyone that would vote for him over Ron Paul needs to have their head examined.
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