Friday, November 04, 2011

Herman Cain threatens legal action even as sexual harassment story gets bigger and bigger

I think it's hilarious that, according to WaPo, the Herman Cain campaign is "considering legal action" against Politico over its report of sexual harassment allegations.

Obviously, it's just a lot of bluster, a way to try to deflect attention from the story that is sinking Cain.

And that story is getting bigger and bigger:

Herman Cain flatly denies the most serious allegation facing him – that he made an unwanted sexual advance toward a female employee at a work event – but POLITICO has learned new details making clear there were urgent discussions of the woman's accusations at top levels of the National Restaurant Association within hours of when the incident was alleged to have occurred.

The new details – which come from multiple sources independently familiar with the incident at a hotel during a restaurant association event in the late 1990s – put the woman's account even more sharply at odds with Cain's emphatic insistence in news media interviews this week that nothing inappropriate happened between the two.

And this is just one of the allegations. There are at least three -- and, one imagines, there could be many more.

And there's more:
POLITICO has learned that one of the women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s received a payout of about $45,000 as part of her settlement – significantly more than the two or three months' salary Cain initially recalled the woman obtained.

You don't get a settlement like that for nothing. And, once more, it would appear that Cain was lying.

How are you enjoying the implosion of Herman Cain?

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  • Threatening legal action in that position takes some chutzpah, alright, but Cain may genuinely believe there's no story here. If he's the kind of man he increasingly appears to be -- that is to say, a sexual neanderthal and an idiot -- he may well truly consider what the rest of us call "sexual harassment" to be no big deal.

    A guy like this, especially if he accumulates enough power to make people nervous about challenging him, just keeps on going the same way until he creates a mess so big that it bursts his protective bubble. Cain may only now be about to reach that point.

    Thanks for the C&L link yesterday, by the way.

    By Blogger Infidel753, at 11:35 AM  

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