Sharon Bialek came forward with sexual harassment allegations against presidential candidate Herman Cain after recent reports that two women had been financially compensate (fancy term for “Paid”) back in the 1990s because of some “alleged” sexual harassment by Cain and a third woman had considered filing a complaint against Cain around that same time.
Obviously the Cain campaign maintains that these allegations are false
In an effort that is obviously intended to cast doubt, distrust and suspicion on Sharon Bialek an outfit calling themselves “the Republican businessman’s advisers” put out a news release Tuesday that starts out asking “Who is Sharon Bialek?” and goes on to do it’s level best to take anything they could find out about her and paint the most negative picture they could.
It says she’s had a “long and troubled history, from the courts to personal finances.” It calls attention to some news reports that mention her involvement in a paternity case and a bankruptcy filing.
I don’t see where that’s even relevant. So she’s been involved in a paternity case and she’s had to file bankruptcy. Big deal. Both of these are things that thousands of people are involved in every single day without there being any reason to suspect that anything improper is going on.
For that matter, the way the economy is going it wouldn’t surprise me to find out that bankruptcy filings are reaching record proportions.
That report also points out that her case is being handled by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred and questions who is paying for her legal representation. It also tries to, without actually saying so, accuse her of doing this just because she’s been promised money from the media for her story or that maybe she’s been offered a job in exchange for doing this.
Bialek replied to these thinly veiled accusations by saying that Allred has taken the case with no fee and that nobody is paying her for her story OR offered her a job for going public. She further admits that she’s had money problems and that this has included bankruptcy.
Like I said, her money problems are nothing unique. The thing that I think is far more suspect is the extent that the Herman Cain campaign and it’s supporters are going to practice character assassination.
Does Herman Cain in fact have something to hide? Is the reason for all this crap that he’s actually lying through his teeth about the whole thing?
I don’t know the answers to that question but I do know this: I will NOT vote for or support him specifically because of this matter. I realize that all politicians are, by their very nature, skilled and well practiced liars but there’s something indefinable about Herman Cain’s case and the way it’s playing out in the media. The more he flails about saying he didn’t do it, the more I think that maybe he did.
Of course, the general public may never know for sure.
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