AP Third Worker Says Harassed By Cain – The AP is reporting that a third former worker says she was harassed by Herman Cain and considered filing a workplace complaint over what she considered aggressive and unwanted behavior. She worked for the presidential candidate in the 1990s and says the behavior included a private invitation to his corporate apartment.
She worked for the National Restaurant Association when Herman was its head. The third woman told the AP 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 Herman told her he had confided to colleagues how attractive the worker was and invited her to his corporate apartment outside work. She spoke on condition of anonymity, saying she feared retaliation.
Asked for comment about the accusations, including the most recent from the third worker stating she was harassed, Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon told the AP, “Mr. Cain has said over the past two days at public events that we could see other baseless allegations made against him as this appalling smear campaign continues.” Gordon added, “He has never acted in the way alleged by inside-the-Beltway media, and his distinguished record over 40 years spent climbing the corporate ladder speaks for itself.”