Lawyer for Cain’s accuser: She wants to tell her side of the story

posted at 7:25 pm on November 1, 2011 by Allahpundit

She wants to, but … she can’t because of the confidentiality provisions in the settlement agreement. That puts Cain in a tough spot. Even though it’s up to the NRA, not him, to waive those provisions, the media will want to know if he thinks they should. If he says no, it looks like he has something to hide and that he’s afraid of what she might say. If he says yes, the NRA might very well issue the waiver and then this story is suddenly rolling along again. Obviously, if she wants to speak publicly, she thinks she has something damaging to say about him.

Lawyer Joel P. Bennett called on the National Restaurant Association, where the woman and Cain worked in the late 1990s, to release the woman from her written promise not to talk about the allegations or disparage the trade group.

“It is just frustrating that Herman Cain is going around bad-mouthing the two complainants, and my client is blocked by a confidentiality agreement,” Bennett said. “The National Restaurant Association ought to release them and allow them to respond.”…

“If we didn’t have a written settlement agreement that says confidential and no disparagement, I think she’d be very comfortable coming forward,” the attorney told The Post on Tuesday. “Not because she would be so hellbent on doing something to Herman Cain — I don’t know that.

“For all practical purposes, Herman Cain has already done that” — waived confidentiality, Bennett said. “But legally that might not constitute a waiver.”

Interestingly, Bennett doesn’t remember being at the NRA to negotiate the terms of the agreement and thinks it might have been handled over the phone “quite expeditiously,” in WaPo’s words. The more pro forma the process was, the more likely it seems this was a nuisance settlement and not some blockbuster allegation that made NRA lawyers scramble. That’s the good news for Cain; the bad news is that Bennett might be right about him having already breached the confidentiality agreement by publicly discussing specific details of the charges. Any employment lawyers care to weigh in on that? After yesterday’s endlessly evolving storyline about whether and when Cain knew about the settlements (click this link and cringe), I’m not even sure that he signed the agreement. Can you breach a contract whose terms you don’t know and to which you’re not a party?

His PAC is now fundraising off of this story, by the way, alleging that it’s another “high-tech lynching” of a black conservative. According to Mark Block, the campaign itself had its biggest day yet online yesterday, raising more than $250,000. I sure hope he’s innocent; if he’s letting blue-collar supporters show solidarity by plowing hard-earned money into his coffers when he knows there’s more to this story than has come out, it’d be a disgrace. Exit question via Conor Friedersdorf: The conservative knock on Romney is that he’ll get rolled by Democrats as president because he stands for nothing. There are no ideological red lines he’ll refuse to cross because, allegedly, there are no ideological red lines for him in the first place. Isn’t Cain in a similar position, though? In his case it’s not a lack of principle that’s the problem, it’s a lack of policy expertise. He frequently hedges his answers by emphasizing that he’ll rely on “experts” and thorough briefings as president to make sound, informed decisions. (He actually deferred to his economic advisor on a question about 9-9-9 yesterday at the National Press Club). But as Friedersdorf says, the more you let experts fill in the policy blanks for you, the more power those experts have to subtly shape your policy decisions. It’s not the same problem as Romney’s — the worry there is that Mitt will be influenced by Democrats, not his own advisors — but it’s a problem if you’re someone who frets about the corrupting effect of the Republican establishment. A lot of those experts and advisors will come from the establishment. How confident are you that Cain will tell them no when they’re pushing him, replete with carefully selected “facts,” to make some deal that’s bad for the right?

Update: Cain was on “Special Report” tonight and was pressed by Bret Baier on whether the confidentiality provisions should be waived. His answer, via the Corner:

“I can’t answer that now because there are legal implications,” Cain told Fox News regarding the Washington Post article that the woman would like to speak. “If the restaurant association waives that [confidentiality agreement] … I just found out about this today. There are legal implications associated with that that I’m not totally familiar with yet, so I can’t give you a definitive answer on that until we consult with our legal attorneys and also talk to some others. We can’t answer that right now. It’s too soon.”

Cain said he was “absolutely” certain he had not violated his side of the confidentiality agreement because he had not named the women involved…

In response to whether he thought his being a black conservative was related to the charges coming out, Cain said, “I believe the answer is yes, but we do not have any evidence to support it.”

He also said he should have been “better prepared” to deal with the story when it broke.

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Two sides to every story, afterall.

Cain had ten days’ warning from Politico for this and he was still caught flat-footed and unprepared — that first day his answer was a grade-school “were you?” — not very mature. His first crisis was not handled well and does not bode well for how he would handle crises as POTUS. His stories repeatedly changed throughout the day. Not confidence building.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on November 1, 2011 at 8:54 PM

I’ll happily concede that Cain’s defense knowledge is limited. But he knows ships and he knows missiles.

KingGold on November 1, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Not enough to know that we already put missile defense ships in the vicinity of Iran. ;)

HondaV65 on November 1, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Mitt-bots to the left of me
Cainiacs to the right

Here I am….

gophergirl on November 1, 2011 at 8:53 PM

LOL… :)

TheRightMan on November 1, 2011 at 8:55 PM

gophergirl on November 1, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Hey at least there are two of you, pretty sure Im on my own here as the “mitt-bot to the left”, lol.

nswider on November 1, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Oh, the writers rooms at 30 Rockefeller Plaza must be a-humming, in anticipation of Saturday night…

JohnGalt23 on November 1, 2011 at 8:58 PM

The story will come out folks. Don’t think that a confidentiality agreement that Cain says was less than $100K will keep this thing under wraps.

Cain looks better if he publicly tells the NRA to release the gals from the agreement.

Otherwise – it’ll come out one way or another a month – a year from now – and it will be 100 times worse then.

HondaV65 on November 1, 2011 at 8:58 PM

It just pisses me off that good people like Cain and Palin, of accomplishment, can be made to look like buffoons and worthless, while spineless folks like Romney and Obama get off and are presented to the people as if they are pristine. The only difference between Obama and Romney is that with Romney we’ll go off the cliff at 40 mph rather than 100 mph!

And yet, you got people on this thread gleeful about what the media and the Establishment are trying to perpetuate. What the hell do you all think the Tea Party was all about? It was about calling these people out for the state they put this country in! Now we are going to just hand it back to them because of a freaking story drudged up for dirt about a situation resolved over a decade ago! Are you crazy???

Look, there is two months to go before Iowa and there are far better reasons to try to beat Cain than this. If we allow these people to again choose our nominee, then we have no one to blame but ourselves for the state of the nation.

Herman Cain isn’t perfect, but don’t sit here on this thread and preach to me some bull about Romney being the one! He ain’t perfect by a long shot either! I’ll take Cain, warts and all before I pull the lever from that snake from Massachusetts!

Let’s have a real debate, instead of this media circus that it seems Allapundit loves to revel in when it comes to conservatives and choose the best possible nominee who won’t screw us when he/she gets into office.

milemarker2020 on November 1, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Hear, hear. We can make our own decisions without “assistance”.

To all the bandwagon jumpers – the LSM and DNC thank you for your compliance.

kim roy on November 1, 2011 at 8:59 PM

katy the mean old lady on November 1, 2011 at 8:10 PM

OMG, LOL!!!! I still cringe every time Mr. Morrissey uses that picture for fear he will set them off again.

Cindy Munford on November 1, 2011 at 9:00 PM

@jmartpolitico
Attny for 1 of the 2 cain accusers is going to ask NRA tmrw to strip disclosure language out of settlement http://t.co/GwNzJc1n

48 mins ago
Update
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http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on November 1, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Hey at least there are two of you, pretty sure Im on my own here as the “mitt-bot to the left”, lol.

nswider on November 1, 2011 at 8:58 PM

You are welcome in the “middle” anytime :)

gophergirl on November 1, 2011 at 9:01 PM

So is Newt looking less deadly? Do we know every thing he has done?

Cindy Munford on November 1, 2011 at 9:01 PM

gophergirl on November 1, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Hey if its Perry in the general Im there!! lol

nswider on November 1, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Hey if its Perry in the general Im there!! lol

nswider on November 1, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Hey if it’s Romney in the general I’m there as well.

ABO!

gophergirl on November 1, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Toast. Not knowing that China has nukes is a capital gaffe. It’s like Gerald Ford’s Poland isn’t in the Iron Curtain.

andy85719 on November 1, 2011 at 9:03 PM

gophergirl on November 1, 2011 at 9:03 PM

lol, here here!

nswider on November 1, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Why wouldn’t the NRA have a claim against Politico as a means by which the confidentiality agreement was breached? It seems to me that reporting the existence of a case could reasonably be expected to eventually result in the exposure of the terms of the complaint especially in such a high profile setting as a presidential campaign. Politico can’t claim they did not expect the intense scrutiny and efforts to get the complainant to disclose what she knew.

txmomof6 on November 1, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Aslans Girl on November 1, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Perhaps he naively thought we were still a nation of law and that the women were compelled by force of law (the takeup having to come from the NRA) to leave it in the past. I had a personal experience like this where I was acuse do fsaying something racial that I never said about someone I worked with who was a friend. We were of opposite genders so there was an additional action on potential sexual harassment. I was cleared of any wrong doing at it was obvious that the it pained the investigator to drag me through the process. The accusers never let go but eventually it all quited down and basically i put it in the furthest reaches of my mind, but having learned a lesson about envy and hate and false accusations and quilty until proven innocent etc.

RedLizard64 on November 1, 2011 at 9:08 PM

He’s increasingly unimpressive each time I see him. It just isn’t happening. It’s like he has no instinct at all for how to fight this.

rrpjr on November 1, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Where have you been all of Herman’s life? He could use someone like you. I’m sure you have a more accomplished career than Herman does – if he had had you for an advisor, Godfather’s pizza would have been made profitable w/o cutting as many employees as Cain did, and the Burger King region he ran would have made at least as much money as Microsoft has made.

Bizarro No. 1 on November 1, 2011 at 9:09 PM

So is Newt looking less deadly? Do we know every thing he has done?

Cindy Munford on November 1, 2011 at 9:01 PM

I don’t know, do we?

Newt met Jackie when he was in high school when Jackie was his geometry teacher. Newt and Jackie secretly dated until their wedding.
Wedding Date:
Jackie and Newt were married on June 19, 1962 while Newt was still in college. Newt was 19 years old and Jackie was 26 years old when they married. Newt’s family boycotted the wedding because they thought Jackie was too old for him.

Read it all, it’s not pretty and we all know the LSM will drag it up again and have a field day with it.

Knucklehead on November 1, 2011 at 9:10 PM

In response to whether he thought his being a black conservative was related to the charges coming out, Cain said, “I believe the answer is yes, but we do not have any evidence to support it.”
so he’s accusing a rival campaign of racism?

more popcorn please.

sesquipedalian on November 1, 2011 at 8:06 PM

That dirty trick could just as easily have come from the Obama camp, which has even more reason to fear a black conservative with charisma.

Just remember, Axelrod took pride in marketing Obama in his selling of the candidate. Cain has loads of experience in marketing techniqes, which would put Axelrod to shame.

onlineanalyst on November 1, 2011 at 9:10 PM

So is Newt looking less deadly? Do we know every thing he has done?

Cindy Munford on November 1, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Cindy Munford:The Great Opening of Pandora`s Political Box!:)

canopfor on November 1, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Politico got wind of this somehow. If I was representing anybody but the guilty party at a hypothetical re-settlement meeting, the first thing I would want to know is who spilled the beans.

platypus on November 1, 2011 at 8:54 PM

This may answer your question…

Former President of National Restaurant Association has Ties to the Mitt Romney Campaign

http://northernvirginialawyer.blogspot.com/2011/11/former-president-of-national-restaurant.html?spref=fb

According to the October 2011 FEC report for ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT INC. a gentlemen named Steven C. Anderson gave $1,000.00 on July 14, 2011. Steven C. Anderson is the same gentlemen who took over the helm as Chief Executive Officer at the National Restaurant Association (after a brief intermission) upon Herman Cain’s departure in 1999. As CEO it is highly likely he would have been privy to details of litigation and threats about litigation from the immediately previous tenure of Herman Cain.

lovingmyUSA on November 1, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Looks like the Perry fans are hoping for a comeback…

lol

idesign on November 1, 2011 at 9:11 PM

You are welcome in the “middle” anytime :)

gophergirl on November 1, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Sexual Harassment! Sexual Harassment!…my it’s sooooo easy…I could really use a 5 figure pay off to just go away quietly…until you are lulled into a false sense of security and then I strike for a 6 figure payout!!!!!

RedLizard64 on November 1, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Oh my gosh. You are so naive it is almost heart-breaking. You are going to be so disappointed when Obama and his media go after Romney. Yes, they’ll go after him on the flip-flopping, but that isn’t going to be enough, not nearly enough. The 2012 Obama campaign is scorched earth, by any means necessary. Whomever the GOP candidate is, they will attack him personally in ways unseen in presidential politics. They will go after his religion, his children, his siblings, his college years, his high school years, his parents, every job he has ever had, every town he has ever lived in, every vacation he has ever taken. They will pay people to say the most hideous, slanderous things about him. They will spend $1 billion — read that again, 1 BILLION DOLLARS — to utterly destroy that candidate and save Obama. I have two words for you: Sarah Palin. What they did to her is the new MINIMUM standard of democrat campaigning. And their conduct will only be “bad” if the media says it’s bad, which of course the media will never do because they will be an essential part of the destruction. If you don’t understand that, you haven’t been paying attention.

Rational Thought on November 1, 2011 at 8:33 PM

That makes me want to go lie in the corner and cry because I know you’re right. Can we beg Palin to reconsider?

kim roy on November 1, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Sexual Harassment! Sexual Harassment!…my it’s sooooo easy…I could really use a 5 figure pay off to just go away quietly…until you are lulled into a false sense of security and then I strike for a 6 figure payout!!!!!

RedLizard64 on November 1, 2011 at 9:11 PM

????????

gophergirl on November 1, 2011 at 9:14 PM

kim roy on November 1, 2011 at 9:13 PM

You’ve got to be kidding me.

nswider on November 1, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Bizarro No. 1 on November 1, 2011 at 9:09 PM

You’re right — he could use someone like me. Humility compels me to add however that he could hardly do worse at the moment.

How this problem relates to the management of Godfather Pizza or Burger King is not clear to me.

rrpjr on November 1, 2011 at 9:16 PM

You’ve got to be kidding me.

nswider on November 1, 2011 at 9:15 PM

He’s not the only one…

idesign on November 1, 2011 at 9:18 PM

O/T More Illinois (OBAMALAND) Corruption
Not sure how this all ties together but I think it might

RedLizard64 on November 1, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Not for nuttin’, but how prepared does someone need to be to TELL THE TRUTH? If anything, I have given Cain up til now credit for that. Prepared? You’re running for PRESIDENT! You know dang well this shiz is gonna get dug up. It always is. From the day you announce your candidacy, your entire life up to that point is going to be dissected and run through the mill. This is “campaigning 101″ stuff.

JetBoy on November 1, 2011 at 8:10 PM

The irony is that Cain, much like the other Republican contenders, could probably pass a national security clearance probing with flying colors in contrast to the clown currently sitting in the WH, who never received the scrutiny that we are seeing here.

onlineanalyst on November 1, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Knucklehead on November 1, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Yep, I knew that. LSM won’t bring that up because it interferes with him leaving her while she was recovering from cancer fable.

Cindy Munford on November 1, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Looks like the Perry fans are hoping for a comeback…

lol

idesign on November 1, 2011 at 9:11 PM

I didn’t have any schadenfreude when the Palinistas were let down by Palin’s decision, but you better believe I will have it when the PerryKrishnas are forced to face that Perry isn’t going to get the nomination.

His inevitable failure couldn’t disappoint a nicer group of people! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on November 1, 2011 at 9:22 PM

????????

gophergirl on November 1, 2011 at 9:14 PM

I have worked in places that were so sterile that what you said would have been considered sexual innuendo and you would have been talking to higher ups (everyone would swear that you propositioned those him to manaja twa. My point is that the lady who has come out of the closet…er…bad choice of words there…could just have easily been hypersenstive and during that time (think Tailhook scandal OMG everyone was “walking on sunshine…er eggs”.

RedLizard64 on November 1, 2011 at 9:23 PM

kim roy on November 1, 2011 at 9:13 PM

You’ve got to be kidding me.

nswider on November 1, 2011 at 9:15 PM

What part of it caused you the vapors? She’s vetted, battle tested, a strong conservative and could have spent her time dealing with policy rather than dealing with skeletons.

It’s too bad that she decided to take her ball and go home.

kim roy on November 1, 2011 at 9:28 PM

His inevitable failure couldn’t disappoint a nicer group of people! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on November 1, 2011 at 9:22 PM

+1 LOL

idesign on November 1, 2011 at 9:28 PM

It’s too bad that she decided to take her ball and go home.

kim roy on November 1, 2011 at 9:28 PM

She’ll be back….

idesign on November 1, 2011 at 9:29 PM

kim roy on November 1, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Ok, lol, more power to you.

nswider on November 1, 2011 at 9:32 PM

I had a personal experience like this where I was acuse do fsaying something racial that I never said about someone I worked with who was a friend. We were of opposite genders so there was an additional action on potential sexual harassment. I was cleared of any wrong doing at it was obvious that the it pained the investigator to drag me through the process.

RedLizard64 on November 1, 2011 at 9:08 PM

My husband was accused of making an employee feel uncomfortable because he hums. She said it proved that he hates her and feels uncomfortable around her.

Living with the guy, I know that he hums when he makes coffee, turns on the tv, walks in the back door…

No one can be responsible for every neurotic, settlement-seeking or “Ivy League graduate” crank.

obladioblada on November 1, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Not enough to know that we already put missile defense ships in the vicinity of Iran. ;)

HondaV65 on November 1, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Honda, you’re playing a game here.

You know that what Cain wants to do is re-fund the upgrade of AEGIS and make new specific craft or retrofit the AEGIS system onto smaller ships and platforms that can be permanently stationed in the area. All of the current AEGIS platforms cannot remain in the Gulf region indefinitely for various reasons, Cain wants to change that.

Jason Coleman on November 1, 2011 at 9:34 PM

You’re right — he could use someone like me. Humility compels me to add however that he could hardly do worse at the moment.

How this problem relates to the management of Godfather Pizza or Burger King is not clear to me.

rrpjr on November 1, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Unlike you, Cain’s response so far hasn’t bothered me much at all – the people getting worked up that he hasn’t been more prepared to handle this almost certainly don’t have his level of success in life, and I say that their predisposition towards hysteria is one of the reasons why.

My mention of Godfather’s and Burger King had to do with how everyone’s a critic, usually without regard to how their level of competence compares to those they are criticizing. Cain’s done as well as he has in his life without your input, so I’m confident he’ll do fine without it now, too.

Bizarro No. 1 on November 1, 2011 at 9:42 PM

She’ll be back….

idesign on November 1, 2011 at 9:29 PM

If she will, her road back likely passes therough the US Senate…

JohnGalt23 on November 1, 2011 at 9:43 PM

1) I wonder how much money she is making NOW for coming out now with this and WHO is paying her. The charge was already investigated, found baseless, but she got paid a little anyway to just go away and so lawyers’ fees would not go through the roof on this scam. If she GOT PAID, why would she re-emerge? It is because Obama and Friends have been digging up dirt to use against any GOP contender that may be a threat. 2) And the ONLY reason they are engaging in the ‘Politics of Personal Destruction’, trying to destroy someone personally, is because Obama can’t run on his FAILED record. The ONLY way he can compete is to go after the candidates personally. PATHETIC – this woman, whoever is paying her, and Obama! More than a year out, we haven’t seen anything yet. Obama is going to get so desperate that there won’t be anything he won’t do, no depth he won’t stoop to in order to win this re-election.

easyt65 on November 1, 2011 at 9:57 PM

easyt65 on November 1, 2011 at 9:57 PM

I won’t speculate about what’s motivating this story because I have no idea at all, but I will say that I have no sympathy for this woman at this point in time. If she wanted to talk w/o impediment, she never should have signed a non-disclosure agreement. I have zero tolerance for people who want to have it both ways.

Bizarro No. 1 on November 1, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Wow. Current President spends 20 years sitting in a church with a bigoted pastor; close personal ties to a domestic terrorist bomber and we can barely get a yawn out of the media. Settled lame-o sexual harassment case from a ***king decade ago gets more attention than a congressman twittering pictures of his schlong to random women. Bias much? No. Of course not. This is news. BULLSH*T.

austinnelly on November 1, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Unlike you, Cain’s response so far hasn’t bothered me much at all – the people getting worked up that he hasn’t been more prepared to handle this almost certainly don’t have his level of success in life, and I say that their predisposition towards hysteria is one of the reasons why.

My mention of Godfather’s and Burger King had to do with how everyone’s a critic, usually without regard to how their level of competence compares to those they are criticizing. Cain’s done as well as he has in his life without your input, so I’m confident he’ll do fine without it now, too.

Bizarro No. 1 on November 1, 2011 at 9:42 PM

The people getting worked up cover a wide gamut, I’m sure, and their “level of success in life” has no bearing on the rightness or wrongness of their critique.

I’ve never expressed anything but admiration for Cain’s accomplishments as an executive. As the son of a highly regarded and accomplished executive (in his time), I fully appreciate Cain’s skills evidenced by his record and his management style clear from his speeches and accounts. I’ve observed with frustration his relatively poor demonstration of executive command and facility during this affair. (I think this underlines the differences between politics and business, as well as the invalidity of equating “success” or lack of success in business with the merit of political critique. Politics is filled with people who couldn’t hack it in business but are damn good at heading off or solving political PR messes such as we’re now seeing. Cain might have benefited from their help.)

Obviously Cain will never see or hear my input or many of those like me who wish him well and who seethe as the Left keeps playing the same old games on hapless republicans. But I wish I could be so confident that he’ll do “fine.” He’s not doing fine, and really has no one to blame but himself.

rrpjr on November 1, 2011 at 10:18 PM

So a nuisance settlement reached 12 years ago is reason to destroy a man like Herman Cain to some on the Right and the media Left

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/us/politics/herman-cain-accuser-got-a-years-salary-in-severance-pay.html?_r=1

milemarker2020 on November 1, 2011 at 10:19 PM

allahpundit Allah Pundit
Video: Cain accuser’s lawyer says NRA board member might have leaked story twurl.nl/kztw1j

***Snort***

Knucklehead on November 1, 2011 at 10:24 PM

I have a bad feeling about this. It gets worse every time I see a new thread.

kg598301 on November 1, 2011 at 10:24 PM

It’s time for a teh ghey president. You heteros are always embroiled in some sex scandal. Sheesh!

JetBoy on November 1, 2011 at 8:03 PM

LoL. Your entire life is a sex scandal. That’s why we want your kind to get back in the closet; it’s bad enough out here already.

platypus on November 1, 2011 at 11:16 PM

(click this link and cringe)

Why cringe? He remembered slightly more as time went on, that’s it. I didn’t see any changes or any “sudden” or “dramatic” shifts in what he remembered. Sheesh.

OneGyT on November 2, 2011 at 12:15 AM

What part of it caused you the vapors? She’s vetted, battle tested, a strong conservative and could have spent her time dealing with policy rather than dealing with skeletons.

It’s too bad that she decided to take her ball and go home.

kim roy on November 1, 2011 at 9:28 PM

She failed her ultimate battle test by declining. She cannot be a strong conservative if she claimed to have a servant’s heart and refused to serve her supporters by running.

So taking her ball and going home is actually the right thing for her to have done. Her concern was for herself, not the country. Plus, she didn’t trust that we palinistas could convince enough people to join us.

platypus on November 2, 2011 at 12:40 AM

NRA and the women reached an agreement. The women now chose not to honor the agreement, and want the freedom to break it.

NRA should file suit against them for a large sum of money for breach of contract. Somehow disclosing the details of the non-disclosure agreement certainly violates the spirit of the agreement. Their attorney should be answered by a demand for a large sum of money for the damage these women are creating for the NRA.

islestar on November 2, 2011 at 1:30 AM

NRA should file suit against them for a large sum of money for breach of contract. Somehow disclosing the details of the non-disclosure agreement certainly violates the spirit of the agreement. Their attorney should be answered by a demand for a large sum of money for the damage these women are creating for the NRA.

islestar on November 2, 2011 at 1:30 AM

Cain is the one in possible breach of the non-disclosure agreement not the woman. She hasn’t said a word and we don’t even know her name. Cain said the allegations were false and baseless so if anyone is going to be sued it would be him. The leak came from the NRA and further information came from Cain, not the woman.

sharrukin on November 2, 2011 at 1:36 AM

This may answer your question…

Former President of National Restaurant Association has Ties to the Mitt Romney Campaign

http://northernvirginialawyer.blogspot.com/2011/11/former-president-of-national-restaurant.html?spref=fb

According to the October 2011 FEC report for ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT INC. a gentlemen named Steven C. Anderson gave $1,000.00 on July 14, 2011. Steven C. Anderson is the same gentlemen who took over the helm as Chief Executive Officer at the National Restaurant Association (after a brief intermission) upon Herman Cain’s departure in 1999. As CEO it is highly likely he would have been privy to details of litigation and threats about litigation from the immediately previous tenure of Herman Cain.

lovingmyUSA on November 1, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Now, that is a STUPID thing to suppose: a guy comes in AFTER Cain leaves the job, the settlement for a small amount was while Cain was still there. So, you think the new CEO of a major national trade association has time to go over the long-gone sealed details of stuff that isn’t on the pile on his desk?

You can’t even say for sure it’s the same guy who gave Romney $1000 more than ten years later.

But some of you people who whine and cry about criticism of your guy sure don’t seem shy about smearing others, do you?

Adjoran on November 2, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Adjoran on November 2, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Adjoran, I see your point, but political sleuths find a name from a list of donors, that just “happens” to be a Mittens supporter…hmm. Sorry, he would be privy to the information, as he started shortly after Cain left in 1999. Long time to be a CEO, and he gave to Mittens…not Cain. That makes him suspect. People in the know are saying this was an inside hatchet job. If the shoe fits….

lovingmyUSA on November 2, 2011 at 5:38 AM

Hate to see us carrying water for the left. Politico’s story is a nothingburger, and now they’ve moved past their original allegations to trying to nail him on so-called inconsistencies in his response to their nothingburger story. And what do we do? We let them control our narrative. We carry their water.

Even Fox News is overplaying the ‘story’. Worse yet, some Fox News contributors tonight didn’t have their facts straight.

petefrt on November 2, 2011 at 5:59 AM

Good grief, now the lefties are asking why won’t the NRA release the women from their confidentiality agreements. Gimme a break.

And am I hearing the amount of the settlement was $35,000, roughly equivalent to one year’s salary for one of the women? For a so-called harassment settlement, that’s a discrediting sum.

petefrt on November 2, 2011 at 6:12 AM

If the *itch wants the confidentiality agreement waived is she willing to give back the $$$ – with interest?

A contract is a contract – she signed it so she should STFU.

katiejane on November 2, 2011 at 7:32 AM

Tell you what: if she wants to talk so bad, she should offer to give back the settlement money first. Then she can talk.

Fair’s fair. If she gets out of the deal, so does he. Offer her that. THEN we’ll see what this is really all about for her.

Dirty Creature on November 2, 2011 at 7:46 AM

katiejane on November 2, 2011 at 7:32 AM

Well, you know that if she has anything damaging to say, some lefty is going to offer to cover her financially. The NRA could sue her for damages in excess of the amount of her original settlement payment, but whether it could price out a well-heeled lefty bidder seems doubtful.

petefrt on November 2, 2011 at 7:47 AM

Yep, Anita Hill Redux.

This is what happens when Black men become conservatives and threaten the Democrat Party. The old party of the KKK and Slavery falls back to their most ancient tactic. The fear of “Black Male Sexuality”.

White slave owners, Southern Dems and the KKK have ALL used this tactic time and again as a method of oppression. They fear independent Blacks, so they demonize black men (and, to a lesser extent, black women) in a sexual manner whenever they are a threat.

Whether that threat is a social one (Blacks gaining freedom and equality with whites) an economic one (Blacks striking out on their own and becoming successful businesspeople without Democrat help.) or a political one (Blacks “getting uppity” and leaving the Democrat political plantation to become Conservatives.) the last, desperate stand of the morally corrupt Democrats has ALWAYS been the “Threat of Black Male Sexuality”, often using the fear of Black men raping and/or harassing women.

They used it against black slaves agitating for freedom, they used it against black men trying to vote, they used it against black men wanting to own property and start a business, they used it against black men wanting to go to school with whites, and wanting to join professional sports and wanting to serve in the military and on and on and they now use it against black men who get all uppity, and dare to be conservatives. This is the way of the Democrat party. Racist and evil to it’s core.

This is why they must be defeated and driven from politics. Not just because Conservative ideas are better, but because the other option is pure evil.

wearyman on November 2, 2011 at 8:26 AM

Why would I want to trust you? And after Perry’s bizzare rant yesterday…I would be backing away…
http://www.myfoxny.com/dpps/news/103111-Rick-Perrys-Bizarre-Speech-Raises-Questions_15728972

lovingmyUSA on November 1, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Everyone that was actually attending his speech in person, was applauding, so someone put together, and poorly edited a you tube would video. Would you like to see some of the other republican candidates best of bloopers? They are on you tube also.

Dr Evil on November 2, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Let’s get something cleared up here. If this woman felt she had been the victim of a sexual impropriety on the part of a man and then was willing to let it slide in return for money; this essentially makes her a prostitute. All we can then conclude now is that she sees an opportunity to get a better deal and is raising the price of the uh, product. The fact that she even HAS a lawyer speaking for her now indicates that she is examining here position and options. Both she and her lawyer are for sale. If this were just a matter of her feeling a moral obligation to expose a fraud she would already be on TV giving the story away for free. She’s not and she won’t. It will all come down to who is willing to pay here the most, Cain or whatever scum on his opposition decided to play in the sewer.

MikeA on November 2, 2011 at 9:35 AM

First, this woman’s reputation is not harmed, since no one knows who she is…second, a contract is a contract, she made a deal and profited from it, she has no right be picky about the contract years later.
Of course the MSM won’t feel that, but Cain should just refer back to the NRA and stay above the fray.

right2bright on November 2, 2011 at 9:48 AM

Mitt-bots to the left of me
Cainiacs to the right

Here I am….

gophergirl on November 1, 2011 at 8:53 PM

…”stuck in the middle with Newt.” ;)

powerpro on November 2, 2011 at 10:01 AM

He also said he should have been “better prepared” to deal with the story when it broke.

Seems to be a running theme with this guy…

Ready to lead? Don’t think so.

NoStoppingUs on November 2, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Ready to lead? Don’t think so.

NoStoppingUs on November 2, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Funny, exactly what the MSM has been telling you to say for months now…
What you should try to do, is to actually think for yourself…
Notice how the story has changed, from sexual harassment, to now he should have been “better prepared”?
And of course you and others follow along…people who are weak minded are easily swayed, easily led, it takes courage to stand up to these mindless attacks.
You never see what they do…sexual harassment, a little bait and switch, and now there is no “sexual harassment”, but “sexual intimidation”, that doesn’t stick so it’s “he could have been better prepared”…and you guys just go along and nod your head in agreement…a person being conned never sees the con.
Geeee, I wonder how Obama ever got elected……….

right2bright on November 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Funny, exactly what the MSM has been telling you to say for months now…
What you should try to do, is to actually think for yourself…
Notice how the story has changed, from sexual harassment, to now he should have been “better prepared”?
And of course you and others follow along…people who are weak minded are easily swayed, easily led, it takes courage to stand up to these mindless attacks.
You never see what they do…sexual harassment, a little bait and switch, and now there is no “sexual harassment”, but “sexual intimidation”, that doesn’t stick so it’s “he could have been better prepared”…and you guys just go along and nod your head in agreement…a person being conned never sees the con.
Geeee, I wonder how Obama ever got elected……….

right2bright on November 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM

That’s awfully presumptious of yourself to assume I don’t ‘think for myself’ just because I don’t support your candidate. You tea party folks are more hypocritical than the far left.

I’ve never really had a strong opinion on this guy, but the more I hear about him and see him talk, the less I like him. He’s all over the map on the issues. He’s ignorant on foreign policy. He’s a terrible debater and Obama will crush him one on one.

I don’t understand why folks support him. Do you *honestly* want a guy like this being the most powerful man in the world? Do you understand the decisions a President has to make? Are you ok with a President who is ignorant of the facts, makes mistakes, and will often go “oh, on second thought, I should have had a nap before making that decision”?

NoStoppingUs on November 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM

That’s awfully presumptious of yourself to assume I don’t ‘think for myself’ just because I don’t support your candidate. You tea party folks are more hypocritical than the far left.

NoStoppingUs on November 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM

That’s awful presumptions of yourself to assume I support Cain…what I was stating it how putty like you (and others like you) are, how easy it is for the MSM to manipulate you.
You never saw the “bait and switch” I pointed out, it is too embarrassing for you to admit you have been duped.
Every one of Cain’s, Perry’s, Bachmann’s, Rubio’s, Romney’s, Newt’s, attacks, have come with this “bait and switch” and you never catch on…you just nod your head and agree…you accept what the MSM tells you day after day, because it take guts, will power, strength, to stand up to this onslaught.
Look at your last sentence….now tell me the “perfect” man who has not made mistakes.
All you point out it is what you have been told…pathetic “conservatives” that run at the first attack…not one issue from Cain, Perry, etc., has been proved to have any substance, they just keep throwing stuff out, knowing who they are dealing with…wimps.
And you are a perfect example, please, change to a democrat, no, you can’t, they don’t put up with this stuff, they stand and fight.

right2bright on November 2, 2011 at 10:36 AM

NoStoppingUs on November 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Just to make sure you understand how far off you are in your analysis…I support many of the candidates, I think this is the strongest group of candidates ever chosen to lead the country, anyone of them have incredible strengths, and some weaknesses…but far out weigh anything that the dems have to offer.
Second, I am not affiliated with any of the Tea Party, I (like you I am sure) support many of their campaigns to lower taxes, and get into the face of the dems, and minimize government…I have always felt the “Tea Party” is just a reflection of the frustration of what was once called the “silent majority”.
And finally, “the more you hear of him” comes from the liberal press, he is a black man off the liberal plantation, and so nothing, and I mean nothing, about him in the press will be positive…but you embrace that, and so you will find yourself with no candidate to support except what the MSM will guide you to…let me guess, Newt or Romney…and if it is Ron Paul, that is even more of a joke.

right2bright on November 2, 2011 at 10:53 AM

The fact that she even HAS a lawyer speaking for her now indicates that she is examining here position and options. Both she and her lawyer are for sale.

MikeA on November 2, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Right, and the lawyer’s recent remarks are just a call for bidders.

petefrt on November 2, 2011 at 10:53 AM

…sexual harassment, a little bait and switch, and now there is no “sexual harassment”, but “sexual intimidation”, that doesn’t stick so it’s “he could have been better prepared”…and you guys just go along and nod your head in agreement…a person being conned never sees the con.

right2bright on November 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Just as you say, we are playing into their hands. Not just here, but in most of the conservative media including, sadly, FNC. We are over-reacting to a nothingburger story, retreating off message and eating our own along the way.

petefrt on November 2, 2011 at 11:02 AM

petefrt on November 2, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Exactly…their is one issue, basically one, the economy, and all the things like energy, unemployment, bail-outs, health-care, go into that.
Every interview should begin with, “I understand the need for the press to get off the subject of the incredible failing economy, before preceding I want to impress upon the nation, the need to correct the economy has almost no equal in substance, everything is done to distract what this administration has done to our nation, including dredging up settled agreements from over a decade ago”….

right2bright on November 2, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Every interview should begin with, “I understand the need for the press to get off the subject of the incredible failing economy, but before preceding I want to impress upon the nation, the need to correct the economy …

right2bright on November 2, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Heh, that would be sweet to hear.

petefrt on November 2, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Rush just brought up this Politico nothingburger. I suspect he’s going to rip it to shreds. Waiting through commercial break on edge of chair. :)

petefrt on November 2, 2011 at 1:01 PM

I would say let the woman’s lawyer and the woman pay back the 20 pieces of silver they got from the NRA, and, if money is the issue, let some Democrats cover the loss. Then the woman is free to talk all she wants — and to produce the dress with the ugly “protein stains”.

At this point, I suspect Soros would be more than willing to cover the settlement so the “truth” can come out.

unclesmrgol on November 2, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Cain is the one in possible breach of the non-disclosure agreement not the woman. She hasn’t said a word and we don’t even know her name. Cain said the allegations were false and baseless so if anyone is going to be sued it would be him. The leak came from the NRA and further information came from Cain, not the woman.

sharrukin on November 2, 2011 at 1:36 AM

Cain could be in breach if he were a signatory to by the agreement, but that seems unlikely.

LASue on November 2, 2011 at 10:24 PM

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