Herman Cain: Accusations from ‘celebrity lawyer’ Gloria Allred ‘completely false’

Alex Pappas | Political Reporter

The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is denying allegations from a Chicago woman, Sharon Bialek, that he sexually harassed her in 1997.

Bialek made the allegations during a news conference in New York City with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred.

“Just as the country finally begins to refocus on our crippling $15 trillion national debt and the unacceptably high unemployment rate, now activist celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred is bringing forth more false accusations against the character of Republican front-runner Herman Cain,” Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said in a statement.

“All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false,” Gordon said. “Mr. Cain has never harassed anyone. Fortunately the American people will not allow Mr. Cain’s bold ‘9-9-9 Plan,’ clear foreign policy vision and plans for energy independence to be overshadowed by these bogus attacks.”

During the news conference, Bialek said Cain made an unwanted sexual advance toward her, reached underneath her clothes, and suggested that his assistance in her job search would depend on her response.

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