Sharon Bialek, a fifty year old single woman from the Chicago area, accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of groping her when she said she met him for dinner to ask for help in finding her job in 1997. Mr. Cain, who was president of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) at the time, is denying these allegations. His campaign sent out a statement following the press conference:

Just as the country finally begins to refocus on our crippling $15 trillion national debt and the unacceptably high unemployment rate, now activist celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred is bringing forth more false accusations against the character of Republican front-runner Herman Cain.

All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false. Mr. Cain has never harassed anyone. Fortunately the American people will not allow Mr. Cain’s bold “9-9-9 Plan”, clear foreign policy vision and plans for energy independence to be overshadowed by these bogus attacks.

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