Flash ! - Politico : Sources Reveal New Details About Cain AllegationSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 21:17
Flash ! - Politico : Sources Reveal New Details About Cain Allegation
POLITICO has learned new details making clear there were urgent discussions at top levels of the National Restaurant Association regarding an alleged unwanted sexual advance by Herman Cain toward a female employee.
The details put the woman's account even more sharply at odds with Cain's emphatic insistence this week that nothing inappropriate happened between the two.
The woman in question told two people directly at the time that Cain made a sexual overture to her at one of the group's events, according to the sources familiar with the incident. The accusation was also later brought to the attention of another board member as well as the restaurant association's general counsel Peter Kilgore.
The National Restaurant Association issued a statement Thursday afternoon indicating that they'd decide tomorrow on whether to let one of the women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment to issue a statement.
The woman's attorney, Joel Bennett, sent a request Thursday morning to the association's outside counsel requesting that the trade group let her speak without violating the nondisclosure language in her settlement agreement.
"Our outside counsel was contacted by Mr. Bennett today and was asked to provide a response to a proposed statement by tomorrow afternoon," said Sue Hensley, senior vice president for public affairs communications for the National Restaurant Association. "We are currently reviewing the document, and we plan to respond tomorrow."
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