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Hermain Cain Accuser Speaks Out: Gloria Allred Press Conference

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Defense attorney, Gloria Allred and client, Sharon Bialek held a news conference today to discuss how Herman Cain allegedly sexually harassed her.

The news conference kicked off at 1:30 p.m. ET in New York City with Bialek, who is the first woman to go public with allegations against the GOP presidential candidate.

“I for one am disgusted at Mr. Cain’s serial sexual harassment of women,” Allred said, reported USA Today.

Bialek went on to describe the alleged harassment, which reportedly started when she reached out to Cain for employment while he was working at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.

Cain reportedly reached for her genitals after a dinner meeting in Washington D.C. while he drove her home.

“Put his hand on my leg, under my skirt and reached for my genitals,” she said.

Bialek went on to say Cain also tried to pull her head towards his crotch. Bailek reportedly questioned him and he responded, “You want a job, right?”

Ultimately, Bialek says she asked Cain to stop and he did.

Allred noted that Bialek has no plans to file a lawsuit against Cain or the National Restaurant Association but that she came forward to share her story and give voice to the victims of Cain’s abuse.

Bialek also turned down the possibility of selling her story.

Allred took questions from the media and when asked if Bialek notified the National Restaurant Association after the incident.

“She did not bring it to their attention,” said Allred of Bialek.

When asked what she thought of Cain’s response to accusations, Allred said, “Everyone will judge for themselves.”

“She has said what she needs to say, and that’s what his response is,” she added.

Earlier, Politico reported on allegations that Cain sexually harassed two women during his time at the National Restaurant Association. Until today, none of the women were willing to speak about the harassment publicly.

Previously, according to Radar Online, the GOP nominee has admitted that several women who worked at the National Restaurant Association during his tenure as president of the organization received settlements and Politico connected the settlements to sexual harassment allegations.

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