Do You Believe Herman Cain or His Accusers?

Back when Clinton was president, there would be these “bimbo eruptions” — of women who came forth saying they’d had extramarital affairs (Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers), were propositioned and sexually harassed by (Paula Jones ), or in the case of Juanita Broaddrick, was raped by good ol’ Bill.

Herman Cain, too, is having “bimbo eruptions.” The only thing is, unlike in Clinton’s case, we’re not sure that Cain’s bimbos are telling the truth.

To date, there’s a total of five successive women who’ve accused Cain of sexual harassment. In all cases, the alleged harassment took place in the brief span of three years when Cain was president of the National Restaurant Association (NRA), from 1996 to 1999.

Here are the five women:

Accuser #1:

In October 2011, Politico reported that two former female NRA employees had complained about inappropriate behavior by Cain during his tenure as NRA president. Both women accepted financial settlements from the association which barred them from discussing their allegations further. Later one of the two women came forth and revealed her identity (see Accuser #2). But to date, Cain’s Accuser #1 remains anonymous.

Accuser #2:

Karen Kraushaar

On November 8, 2011, one of the two women who got a financial settlement from the NRA emerged from anonymity. She is Karen Kraushaar, 55, who had donated to the Democratic Party in 2009.

Kraushaar had never described exactly what Cain was accused of saying or doing to her other than telling ABC that Cain “could be described as a monster.” Her attorney Joel Bennett said she had a “series” of incidents with Cain while she was employed at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s and his actions “qualified as sexual harassment in our opinion.” In 1999, Kraushaar settled a sexual harassment complaint against Cain for $45,000.

For his part, Cain says he does remember Kraushaar, specifically an interaction when he told her she was the same height as his wife who came up to “here,” as he gestured to his chest.

Kraushaar has a history of complaints. In 2003, while working as a spokeswoman at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the Justice Department, Kraushaar filed a complaint accusing a manager of sending a sexually-charged email, and of being treated unfairly because she was not allowed to work from home after a serious car accident. The manager’s “sexually explicit” email listed reasons for how men and women were like computers, including that men were like computers because “in order to get their attention, you have to turn them on,” whereas women were like computers because “even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.”

To settle the complaint at the immigration service, Kraushaar initially demanded thousands of dollars in payment, a $12,000 to $16,000 promotion, and a one-year fellowship to Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She later dropped the complaint before going to work for the Obama administration as the Treasury Department’s Office of the Inspector General’s communications director.

Accuser #3:

On November 3, 2011, it was reported that a third, but unnamed, woman told the Associate press she had received unwanted comments from Cain during his tenure as head of the NRA.  The woman said Cain had commented on her attractiveness and invited her up to his corporate apartment, which made her feel “very uncomfortable.” She had considered filing a complaint against Cain but eventually did not file one because she started to have fewer interactions with him.

Accuser #4:

Sharon Bialek, dressed very appropriately for TV interviews on her accusations against Cain

Woman No. 4 is Sharon Bialek, 50.

Bialek had worked at the National Restaurants Association from 1996 to 1997. In 1997, Bialek claims, she went to Cain for advice about a job and he tried to grope her, putting his hand up her skirt and pushing her head to his crotch: “He suddenly reached over and put his hand on my leg…under my skirt and reached for my genitals. He also grabbed my head and brought it towards his crotch.”

When she asked him what he was doing he replied: “You want a job don’t you?” Bialek said “I told him to stop and he did, I asked him to leave me to my hotel and he did.”

A single mother and suburban homemaker who lives in a large five bedroom house with her fiance — who said he first heard about the ‘shocking’ allegations on the day Bialek held a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred by her side — Bialek has a checkered history. She has not held a job for more than two years and has twice filed for bankruptcy, missed credit card and rent payments and constantly avoiding bill collectors.

In 2001, she claimed $5,700 in assets and more than $36,000 in liabilities. Among the creditors seeking payment was a management firm demanding back rent of $4,500, four credit card companies and a lawyer asking for his legal fees. The IRS filed a tax lien against her in 2009 for nearly $5,200. In August, the Illinois Department of Revenue claimed Ms Bialek owed the state more than $4,300, including penalties and interest, relating to income taxes from 2004, according to county records. Court records also show creditors took legal action against her during the past decade, including at least one lawsuit filed in Cook County.

Bialek is also said to have accused a former boyfriend of harassing her for money he had loaned her after she borrowed $4,500 from him. A friend told the New York Post: “This is a lady who lives off the system. She is hellbent on finding a way of never having to work and living the lifestyle she wants to live, a very affluent lifestyle.”

Coincidentally, Bialek had lived in the same apartment building in Chicago as Obama’s White House adviser David Axelrod — at 505 North Lake Shore Drive.

Accuser #5:

Donna Donella

Woman No. 5 is former USAID worker Donna Donella, 40. She claims that, in 2002, Cain asked her, who was then 31 years old, to set up dinner with an Egyptian business woman who had asked him a question during a speech he gave in Egypt.

Donella said: “After the seminar was over, Cain came over to me and a colleague and said, ‘Could you put me in touch with that lovely young lady who asked the question, so I can give her a more thorough answer over dinner?”‘

But she declined to set up the date because she was su∞en said, ‘Well then I’ll have dinner with you because I hate to eat alone.’ I think that my face indicated that I was uncomfortable with that and so my colleague jumped in and said, ‘Let’s all go to dinner.’ I thought that it was kind of suspicious that a married man was asking to have dinner with the woman from the audience, and then asked to have dinner with a single woman working on the project, so I was not comfortable with that. As a woman, sometimes you have a feeling about these things that some men don’t always have the purest of intentions and that was sort of the vibe that both my colleague and I had gotten, which is why we kept it as a group outing, which is why I didn’t put myself in a situation where I’d be alone with him at all.”

Cain then left them with the bill after ordering two $400 bottles of wine.

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Cain has steadfastly denied all accusations, claiming he never acted inappropriately towards anyone, even going so far as to say he has never even met Sharon Bialek and vowed to take a polygraph test if necessary to prove his innocence.

Even before Woman #4 (Bialek) came forth, the allegations had already taken their toll in Cain’s declining poll numbers. Among Republican voters, his favorability ratings fell 9% from 66% to 57% in just a week.

On November 9, 2011, Cain got some help when a private investigator, TJ Ward, said his $15,000 lie-detecting software (used by law enforcement across America to tell when someone is lying), with a 95% success rate, shows that Cain was not lying when he denied the sexual harassment claims at a November 8 news conference in Phoenix.

The software can detect lies in people’s voices by analyzing the stress level and other factors in your voice. Ward maintains that during Cain’s speech when he denied the claims, the lie detector read “low risk,” which means Cain is telling the truth. Ward believes there is no doubt Cain is innocent: “If he is hiding something this thing [the lie-detecting software] would have spiked way down here. He is being truthful, totally truthful. He is a man with integrity and he talked directly about not knowing any incident he is accused of.”

Instead, Ward found that Cain’s 4th accuser Sharon Bialek was lying when she said, “He suddenly reached over put his hand on my leg under my skirt and reached for my genitals he also grabbed my head brought it towards his crotch.”

“I don’t think she is fabricating her meetings” with Cain, said Ward. “But, she is fabricating what transpired.”

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Ann Coulter points out that the accusers have a common Chicago nexus, via Axelrod and other Chicago Obamites: http://www.anncoulter.com/

“Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O’Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley’s chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain’s personnel records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA). The Daley-controlled IRA works hand-in-glove with the NRA. And strangely enough, Cain’s short, three-year tenure at the NRA is evidently the only period in his decades-long career during which he’s alleged to have been a sexual predator.”

H/t my friend Jay!

So, what do you think? Vote here!

~Eowyn

23 responses to “Do You Believe Herman Cain or His Accusers?

  1. I find it highly suspicious that all of these events took place in a 3 year span, If the outgoing and gregarious Cain was such a “horndog” it seems unlikely that these tendencies reached an uncontrollable pinnacle only during his tenure at the the NRA.

    What I really want to know is how come the only woman in Obama’s life seems to be Mike the Beard?

    • Artist,

      I’d thought it strange too that all his accusers are from the NRA. Here’s why:

      Ann Coulter points out that the accusers have a common Chicago nexus, via Axelrod and other Chicago Obamites: http://www.anncoulter.com/

      “Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O’Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley’s chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain’s personnel records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA). The Daley-controlled IRA works hand-in-glove with the NRA. And strangely enough, Cain’s short, three-year tenure at the NRA is evidently the only period in his decades-long career during which he’s alleged to have been a sexual predator.”

  2. When one person of the opposite sex makes an accusation against the other it could be a , He said, She said. When two come forward, maybe it is a planned effort to smear. When three come foward the balance begins to tip. When four do there has to be something going on and any after that what do you need, an x rated video showing the acts? Seriously folks, as a Presidential candidate I expect the other side to throw whatever mud they can just in the hopes of something sticking. But I can assure you that if someone made an accusation against me it would be only one, never five seperate individuals. We have to start using our brains otherwise our nation is doomed as a free Republic.

    • Dennis H. Bennett

      John: Persuaded by the sheer number(s)? A wise old Sociology Prof, friend and fellow clergy, author of several works on Islam and the West, has a saying: “Just because you’re in the majority doesn’t mean you’re in the right.” Kids use this numbers/power game all the time: “Well…..MY Daddy said…. to hammer home their side of the argument. I believe Herman is being hammered by BHMO obots which include “PC Feminazi gold diggers”. The number of hammers are very likely to increase as BHMO continues to lose his base base. I admire Cain’s courage to hear the treddle and not whine about the mess he’s been given. He carries himself with respect which is easily Miss-interpreted by those who have none for him.

  3. John…..
    why do you suppose that hundreds, perhaps thousands of people have raised the spectre of Obama’s fraudulent credentials, filing lawsuits, affidavits, speaking as witnesses…..not counting the masses more that simply smell a rat and none of them seem to have any “standing” and are summarily dismissed as members of the “fringe” and the “tinfoil hat brigade” yet here we have 5 individuals coming forward to speak of supposed events that are difficult to prove, all occurred in a questionable time period and most suspicious of all, seem to have curious connections to the opposition.
    I am not persuaded by your argument in the least.
    I cannot speak to your character as a private citizen, let’s see what happens when you run against Obama.

  4. I believe the Hermanator.

    Herman’s business career spans over four decades, and all of these “accusations” come within a span of only three years, and all of his accusers were in one city.

    This hideous smear has David Axelrod’s slimy fingerprints all over it, and one of the accusers lives in the same building he does.

    -Dave

  5. the media has created a circus of this notice how they give obama and his many scandals and stumbles a free pass. but jump all over either palin or cain. and these women from their photos are not exactly on the attractive side of things.

  6. IT’S ALL A PUT UP JOB. Predatory women are everywhere now. They see an oppourtunity no matter how lame and cash in .

  7. What is wrong with our media ? They seem to be a bunch of Robots and Zombies who refuse to go near anything regarding Obama’s creepy lifestyle with a ten foot pole !! (ie Larry Sinclair, and trips to Chicago bath houses ). If it were not for the internet , we would not even be aware of these things.
    Just watch ! Any time now , the vicious media will be dragging all of Newt’s dirty laundry out of the closet and will keep harping on that forever ! But still no mention about the type of hanky panky which the fraud in chief and his pal, Rham Emanuel do for entertainment. As igor said, Owebama always gets a free pass ! It’s unbelieavable ! Our media is such a joke ! It’s downright infuriating, disgusting and nauseating, to say the least !!

  8. I have no problem believing Cain. Never trust the SRM nor Axelrod. Reeks of Chicago Politics.

  9. Cain. Everyone else has a conflict of interest and seems to eminate form Chicago.

  10. Herman Cain is the ultimate nightmare for the mutant leftists; if they could have him assassinated they would . Here we have a black candidate who has a real brain and who does not have to hide his academic credentials (have you checked them out?) and who, therefore, has no need for a teleprompter. If he becomes the nominee, not only will the MLs NOT be able to use the race card but Barry will have to go toe to toe with him in the debates. Wow! I cannot wait for that day and pray that it will happen. However, it is more than likely that BHO will cop out of the race rather than face ultimate exposure and embarrassment. Yes, Herman is THE threat and it is no surprise that the MLs are trying to stop him in his tracks and make him a non-starter. By the way, the MLs want Romney to be the nominee because they know they will be able to continue their agenda with a liberal Mormon POTUS. If Newt gains ground and becomes the front runner he will become the next victim of the state controlled media. Therefore, at what point do you take a stand and fight this corruption? I would suggest we stick with Herman who may be prone to complimenting women, which used to be normal and expected from healthy heterosexual gentlemen in days of yore. Now, it is an extreme PC offence, as ordained by the MLs, and worthy of castration and/or execution. In my opinion, Herman as President would be this country’s salvation. Sharon Bialek is “unworthy”.

  11. “Voice Analysis: Cain Truthful About Allegations,” The Orange County Register, 11 Nov 2011

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/cain-326533-ward-polygraph.html

  12. I believe Herman….sheesh ,you can’t play around or ask a girl out without getting sued. by some PC-feminazi gold-digger. You can’t play with kids or give ‘em a loli-pop without being under suspicion or arrested by the food police… whats this country coming to? Guilty until proven innocent and never mind the trial because you’ve been convicted in the court of MainStreamManipulated public opinion. Good is bad and bad is good and everybody seems to be worshiping dollars….

    Well, Jesus said it would be like this….

  13. I believe Herman Cain. I also believe that if you are in a higher authoritative position, that if you even smile back at someone, it could be misconstrued as a ‘come-on’. And if you are a female of lower esteem and/or compromising ideals then it is possible to seek out a person in authority and throw themselves at them, and if rebuffed, turn into a sue happy loon. Is this what is going on here…IDK…but it all reeks of ‘something’. What exactly, is the question. I will add the obvious possibilities though, in that it’s just a ploy to see that he doesn’t get any further in the polls. We shall see.

  14. I honestly am in doubt. I acknowledge that most of the accusers have a connection to the Democratic smear campaign but the Restaurant Assoc. did make a payout for the first two. Donna D.’s story has a coworker as a witness. I know that Cain is a strong conservative but he has not sold me on his ability to lead the country. The 999 plan opens the door to very high taxes on purchases, ALL purchases. His foreign policy does not seem to be as developed as I would like either. It is as wrong to vote for him because he is a black conservative as it was for all of the liberals to vote for Bo because he was a black liberal. I want the best candidate overall: prolife, pro Constitution, pro USA, pro Israel. I am going to wait and see. I don’t need to jump on a band wagon and support anyone yet. I will vote for anyone but Mr. Soetoro!

  15. when will we hear about all of obama’s trysts. they are still stuck in a closet somewhere. Warning,if you read it,do not be eating anything,it will make you sick to your stomach. The left are too obvious with their smear,and NO one trusts them.

  16. Obama did a LOT of dirty tricks in Chicago to get where he is. Cain, is a real problem for him since he is black, so he has to put him out of contention early. What better way than his old stand-by, sexual innuendo?
    Common sense tells me, Cain did not wake up one morning in his long career and start molesting women. He would have had a long track record of doing it, and no one else has come forward but Chicago people…

  17. I used to conduct hearings as an Appeals Tribunal/judge regarding allegations of sexual harassment in employment. With regard to Herman Cain, after having reviewed the evidence that has been “disclosed,” including timing, the sources of the accusers including their geographical locations, the accusers’ relationship to Obama and the Democratic party, it is my judgment that Cain is innocent. I especially reiterate the comments of Dr. Eowyn and Artist and incorporate them into my position as well.

  18. This is an experience I went thru and it is not saying all women are bad! I was married to a manipulator plus fabricate situations to make another look bad, there are men who do the same thing, the women who are making these accusations I strongly believe are trying to make a name for themselves including the lawyer, and get Herman Caine tossed out of the running. The liberals the dirty democrats (this does not mean all democrats) but by my observation these women are democrats and dirty!

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