National Restaurant Association confirms Cain’s accuser once employed there

Alex Pappas | Political Reporter

A spokeswoman for the National Restaurant Association confirmed to The Daily Caller that the Chicago woman who accused Republican presidential candidate on Monday of an unwanted sexual advance worked at the organization during the 1990s.

“We can confirm that Sharon Bialek was employed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation from 12/30/96 – 6/20/97,” Sue Hensley, a spokeswoman for the National Restaurant Association, said in an email to TheDC.

The spokeswoman did not answer questions from TheDC about whether the organization will comment further on Bialek’s accusations.

Bialek and her attorney, celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, made the allegation during a Monday afternoon press conference in New York City. Bialek said she was fired from the educational foundation in 1997 and met with Cain afterward to talk to her about other unemployment.

She claimed that after Cain attempted to grope her after they met, he said: “You want a job, right?”

Cain’s campaign immediately denied the accusation, saying: “All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false. Mr. Cain has never harassed anyone.”

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