I watched the press conference with Gloria Allred and Sharon Bialek and found the pre-statement part quite strange. I find it very difficult to take anything Glorial Allred says seriously, she is nothing more than an ambulance chaser, publicity hound, and Democrat partisan. As to Sharon Bialek and whether her statement is true or not, I can't say. I can say she acted like a silly teenager while standing behind Allred, giggling, laughing, smiling. This is still a he-said, she-said. Bialek claims at the time of the incident she told her boyfriend and another male friend about the incident, but not the details of the incident, which makes any documents they sign simply heresay I would suspect.
...he suddenly reached over and he 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. I was very, very surprised and very shocked. I said, “What are you doing? You know I have a boyfriend. This isn’t what I came here for.”
Mr. Cain said, ‘You want a job, right?’ I asked him to stop, and he did. I asked him to take me back to my hotel, which he did right away.
... All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false. Mr. Cain has never harassed anyone.
Judi McLeod at Canada Free Press sums it up nicely:
The shark feeding frenzy surrounding Cain is being brought to you by the same media that advertises Viagra to “make you the same man that you used to be”.
It is brought to you by the same media that ignores “Honor Killings” by Muslim fathers on American soil; the same media that never reports on the increasing number of rapes taking place at Occupy Wall Street (OWS) tent cities.
And the shark feeding frenzy comes to you from the same media where sexual harassment has become a political election-time tool, and where rapes of non-celebrity women rarely qualify as news.
The 12-year-old story of the sexually harassed during Herman Cain’s tenure of the National Restaurant Association is not a story about the sexually harassed or even about Herman Cain.
It is the contemporary story about how a corrupt, state controlled media is trying to make innuendo “The News”.
On a personal note, if I ever wanted to talk with someone about the possibility of a job, I would go to their office during business hours, I would not meet them at a hotel, have drinks and dinner, go riding around in their car at night, and accept an upgrade from a hotel room to a suite -- if those things ever happened. With Gloria Allred as the mouthpiece, I have my doubts.
There are lots of unanswered questions.
Cook County records show three court cases involving Bialek — two debt collections cases in 2009 and 2007, and one child support/paternity-related case in 1999
You can see all the details of the court cases at Michelle Malkin. As one commenter asks "I wonder if her money problems are about to end?".
From Saberpoint: Bialek...
...changed addresses several times in the past few years; also used an alias; Bialek's fiancee is one Mark S Harwood of Mundelein, IL;
According to Chuck Goudie at ABClocal.go.com, Bialek has held numerous jobs, had a child out of wedlock and has two personal bankruptcies on her record. Apparently, Bialek has struggled financially.
All that does not mean she is lying, but ... it calls into question whether there is a financial pay off somewhere down the line, via Gloria Allred et al
UPDATE from Big Government:
***UPDATE: Big Government has confirmed through a source that Sharon Bialek is a Republican who registered to vote in Chicago in 2006 and voted in the 2008 Republican primary and the 2008 general election.
Smiling accuser makes the rounds on morning TV, says she has 'nothing to gain'...
... 'Has history of financial troubles, legal squabbles'
Witness: Bialek hugged Cain month ago during Tea Party meeting...