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Herman Cain still plans to appear on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Monday night

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is still planning to appear Monday night on the late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” despite new sexual harassment allegations lodged against him, a spokesman for the show said.

“Yes, he is scheduled to appear tonight,” ABC spokesman Edwin Escobar told The Daily Caller.

Sharon Bialek, a Chicago woman, held a press conference in New York City on Monday and accused the former businessman of an unwanted sexual advance in the 1990s. Cain’s campaign immediately denied the accusation, saying, “All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false. Mr. Cain has never harassed anyone.”

J.D. Gordon, a spokesman for Cain’s campaign, did not respond to a request for comment about the appearance on ABC.

Bialek, a former employee of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, said she was fired from the organization. She claims she later met with Cain in 1997 to talk to him about finding other employment. That’s when she claimed the unwanted advance occurred.

She claimed that after Cain attempted to force her head down on his crotch and said, “You want a job, right?”

Her accusations come a week after it was reported that two women accused Cain of inappropriate behavior in the 1990s, which Cain has denied.

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