Herman Cain Sexual Harassment Claims

Herman Cain entered the 2012 Presidential Race . He left the race after sexual harassment claims

 

AFTER SEXUAL ALLEGATIONS, HERMAN CAIN SUSPENDS 2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN


By Synthia Esther

Saturday afternoon, December 3, 2011.



Herman Cain was a 2012 presidential candidate  who surged in polls of public opinion early on in the Republican  presidential campaign after promoting his tax 9-9-9 plan, which replaced  most current federal taxes with a 9% tax on business transactions,  personal income (with exception of the poor who would be under a 9-0-9  plan), and sales.  He suspended his campaign on December 3, 2011, during  an outdoor press conference in Atlanta, Georgia, after four women  accused  him of sexual misconduct, with a fifth woman confirming she  had a 13 year long affair with Cain.  



The American people liked Cain.  On September  24, 2011, Cain was victorious in Republican straw poll in Florida, with  37 % of the 2, 657 votes cast.  October 1, 2011, Cain won TeaCon's  Midwest straw poll by a landslide 77% of the vote.  He also won the  National Federation of Republican Women straw poll by 48.9%, and on  October 23-25, a Fox News poll showed Cain as the front-runner receiving  24%.   After the sexual allegations were reported by the women, public  opinion of Cain quickly dwindled.



October 2011, Politico reported that two  female employees had filed a complaint about inappropriate behavior by  Cain during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association.  A  settlement was paid to the women, and a confidentiality agreement was  signed.  Cain denied the allegations stating, "I have never sexually  harassed anyone and those accusations are totally false."  


Cain also denied that any financial  settlements were made, and latter confirmed that some form of payment  had been made by the National Restaurant Association.  He called the  allegations a "witch hunt" (Michael Shear; Jeff Zeleny (Oct. 31, 2011) -  http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/) (Reid Eptstein (Oct. 31, 2011) - http://www.politico.com/news/story/1011/67233.html. )  November  2, 2011, a third woman surfaced stating that Cain, after commenting on  her attractiveness, invited her up to his corporate apartment (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15566388 ).  



SHARON BIALEK ALLEGED CAIN WANTED HER TO GIVE HIM A BLOW JOB


November 7, 2011, at The New York Times and  Bloomberg News press conference, registered Republican Sharon Bialek  made allegations (with attorney Gloria Allred by her side), that Cain  sexually assulted her.  Bialek contends the two went out to dinner, to  discuss her job search, after she lost her job at the National  Restaurant Association where she had been a subordinate of Cain's.  She  desired his assistance in either getting her job back or finding her a  new job.  Bialek stated, after dinner they were in Cain's car when he  reached under the skirt of her suit for her genitals and pushed her head  toward his crotch.  After she questioned his behavior, Bialek stated  Cain replied, "You want a job, right?"  Suggusting Cain wanted Bialek to  give him a blow job.   



Further evidence of confirmation of Bialek's  story came forward on Nov. 14, 2011, when Bialek's former boyfriend, Dr.  Victor Zuckerman,  who was reported to be a registered Republican,  stated during press conference about what happened back in 1997, "When  she returned (from Chicago), she was upset.  She said something had  happened and that Mr. Cain had touched her in an inappropriate manner."   



GINGER WHITE STATES SHE HAD A 13 YEAR "FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS" RELATIONSHIP WITH HERMAN CAIN


After a news leak surfaced,  Ginger White, on  November 28, 2011,  came forward and claimed in an evening interview  with a Fox News affiliate, that she had a 13 year long affair with Cain,  that ended shortly before his presidential campaign.   Urban Dictionary  defines a "Friends with Benefits" relationship, as "Two friends who  have a sexual relationship without being emotionally involved.  Typically  two good friends who have causal sex without a monogamous relationship  or any kind of commitment."   This is just the sort of twist Ginger  White's story confirmed.   As Cain wrote in one of his books given to  White, as a dedication, "Friends are forever.  Everything else is just a  bonus."  



BONUS SEX GIVEN TO CAIN WHO GAVE GINGER WHITE MONEY AND SUPPORT DURING FINANCIAL WOES 



 White stated in an MSBC" Last Word", Lawrence  O'Donnell,  news report, that neither she nor Cain had ever stated they  loved each other, and that the affair was strictly a friendship between  the two.  White confirmed, "It wasnt' a love affair, it was a sexual  affair."  White stated Cain helped her out financially.  Cain told the  Union leader that he knew White, calling her a friend, who he had helped  out financially over the past 13 years without the knowledge of his  wife.  



The NATIONALJOURNAL reported on Deceover 1,  2011 (Sarah Mimmus reporting), that "White and Cain remaind in contact  through at least the middle of November, according to phone records she  relaesed to ABC News on Thrusday morning.  She has said that they ended  their relationship fairly recently.  "He made a comment to me [about  running for office] - and he laughed after, so he may have just only  been joking.  But I said, "Wow, running for presidents - - that's pretty  major."  And I said, 'I guess we won't be friends anymore, huh?'  He  was like, 'Yeah, probably not.'"  



GLORIA CAIN'S INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS HOSTED BY GREATA VAN SUSTEREN


Gloria Cain gave her first news interview on  November 15, 2011, Fox News, with hostess Greata Van Susteren.  This  interview was before Ginger White's confession of a 13 year affair with  her husband.  Gloria, during this interview, confirmed the following  about Herman Cain:

  • He talks too much.
  • She wasn't interested in him at first, but he would not stop calling her and hanging around trying to get her attention.
  • She just knew that these allegations could not be true because Herman is so "old school."
  • She states her husband is "a protector of women."
  • That the two's "old school" marriage included  Herman traveling, while she took care of family (children at home in  Atlanta, Georgia).
  • Called such talk concerning the allegations consisting of a "gutter mind" 
  • That Herman likes to talk about Bible verses  with "a little Christian lady" in his office, providing proof that he  couldn't possibly have been coming on to other women, because to do so  would mean "he would have to have a split personality."  


Gloria Cain sounds off in the Nov. 15, Fox  News interview like a typical co-dependant woman in defense mode,  guarding her man, family, ego, money, and lifestyle, preferring to  remain in denial of the sexual allegations rather than seeking out the  facts for herself.  As for Gloria's referencing a "split personality"  type.  Christian's having unstable,  split personality traits are  referenced in the Bible  (James 1:8).  Such "double minded men" were  common in the "old school" Biblical times as well.   



Perhaps Mrs. Cain never read the news stories  about devout Christian church leader, Dennis Radar.  Better known as the  BTK serial killer (www.synthiaesther.com/Library).    Christian's living a secret, double life are not uncommon.  Ted  Haggard, Jimmy Swaggart, are two such split personality types, written  about on this very website.  God forgives, as his grace is always with  the person who sincerely repents and seeks his love and forgiveness.



Synthia Esther's Comments:  


After viewing Herman Cain's first aired  TV commercial which ends with his campaign manager, Mark Block, smoking a  cigarette, and Cain, flashing a sinister smile as the Tea Party song,  "I am America" played in the background.  I had an uneasy feeling about  Herman Cain.  Why would a devout, conservative, Christian man desire to  send forth such a mixed message with sinister undertones?  Strange, to  be sure.  



As for Gloria Cain?  "Wake-up Gloria, your  co-dependant denial is self serving.  I pray you and your husband take a  long break from your life-style, and come to terms with the fact that  your 43 year long marriage that began in 1968, just might be a facade,  with an artifical, deceptive front."  Perhaps reading my story, "The  Love Story of a Sex Addict, His Betrayal and Crime" at: www.synthiaesther.com - Library Page, might help you with some soul searching.  Personal growth and self introspection is always a blessing.