The PJ Tatler

Cain Accuser Now 'Reluctant' to Go On the Record (Update: But a Third Woman is Now Accusing Him)


Despite her lawyer’s claims, a woman who accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s is reluctant to talk about the episode in public.

This move isn’t asking for wild, irresponsible speculation at all.

Update: Cain now has a third anonymous accuser.

She worked for the National Restaurant Association when he was its head. She told The Associated Press that Cain made sexually suggestive remarks or gestures about the same time that two co-workers had settled separate harassment complaints against him.

The employee described situations in which she said Cain told her he had confided to colleagues how attractive she was and invited her to his corporate apartment outside work. She spoke on condition of anonymity, saying she feared retaliation.