Cain: ‘I absolutely reject’ sexual harassment accusations
Increasingly under fire, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain called a news conference and said he “absolutely” rejects accusations of sexual harassment and has no plans on withdrawing from the race.
“Ain’t gonna happen,” Cain said against a backdrop of American flags in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Hours earlier, Cain’s team sought to undercut the credibility of Sharon Bialek from Mundelein, the latest woman whose accusations of unwanted sexual advances are threatening his campaign. Cain distributed a document asking, “Who is Sharon Bialek?” and outlining what it called her “long and troubled history, from the courts to personal finances.”
But as he battled allegations from Bialek, as well as three other women, there were growing signs of unease in conservative circles.
“If there is a pattern then it’s a part of his character and then, yes, it is going to matter,” Tony Perkins, head of the conservative Family Research Center, said in an interview.