Posts Tagged ‘Sexual harassment’

Come Clean Gloria Allred!(Updated)

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Let's See the Statements!

I want to see the statements.  Don’t wave statements around, and then withhold them.  For all we know, those were an e-mail from your cosmetic surgeon and the evening’s hotel menu.  Release the statements!  Show us this damning evidence!  What are you hiding from us?  Why won’t you show us these sworn statements?  What is the point of gathering sworn statements that are never to be released?  What good are they?  How do we know anything about the nature of the statements?

These two statements could say “I remember Ms. Bialek being upset at the time.”  What would that mean?  We know she was at least somewhat upset because she had been “let go” by the her employer just beforehand.  We don’t  have any clue what is in these allegedly corroborating statements, and until we see them, they constitute nothing except props for Gloria Allred’s traveling stage show.

Ms. Allred, you should immediately release these statements or explain why you will not.  Your client’s allegations are defamatory, and yet there is no supporting evidence of anything, except for her testimony.  I must conclude that you are misleading the American people, and that your concealment of these sworn statements is intended to carry out a hoax.

Then, after all of this, we now have the statement of a Tea Party member who says your client wasn’t at the event she says she had attended to speak to Mr. Cain.

This is all very curious, and I simply wish to know from Ms. Allred what sort of case she is presenting to the American people.  I don’t know what she’s attempting, but until I see these statements she has yet to release, I have no reason to assume this is anything but a pile-on episode in a long history of dubious cases involving Ms. Allred.

Now for all I know, this is on the up-and-up, but what makes me doubt it are the following things, right off the cuff:

  • Allred’s involvement. At all
  • The lack of release of the supposedly corroborating statements
  • The testimony of the accuser herself

In the end, if this turns out to be in any measure true, it will destroy Herman Cain, for lying about it, if nothing else.  For his part, he and his campaign are denying this flatly.  I am going on record here to say that if it turns out that this woman’s testimony is substantially true, Cain has no business being on the ticket, whatever the motivations driving this belated disclosure, but before I am willing to condemn the man, I’m going to need something a good bit more substantial than Gloria Allred standing behind a pile of microphones and before a camera waving “sworn statements” around to which she has not given us access.

In short, Ms. Allred has a responsibility to clear this up on behalf of her client, and in the name of justice.  If there is anything of substance to these statements, it will doom Mr. Cain’s candidacy as it should, but let’s not assume anything, because Allred has a long history of bluffing.  I’m calling her bluff: Release the statements!  Let us decide if the testimony alleged to be in them is credible.

Come clean, Ms. Allred!

 

Update #1: Contrary to previous stories, somebody claims to have witnessed Bialek at Tea Party Rally with Cain

Update #2: Cain to hold a press conference Tuesday

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Accuser Represented by Allred to Air Allegations Against Cain

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Attorney Allred Bringing New Accuser

This is becoming absurd.  It was only a matter of time before Gloria Allred got involved.  Let’s wait and see what this amounts to before we make any assumptions.  Allred has a history of bringing forward some dubious cases, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this winds up being more of the same.  This attempt to kill off Herman Cain’s candidacy isn’t going away, and as the left and the GOP establishment unite in their desire to wipe out Cain, it’s a sure bet that much of this will wind up as we suspected: A contrived, manufactured assault on Cain’s character. Allred’s press conference is scheduled for 1:30pm EST, and it’s not clear what will be alleged.  The media is swirling with hyper-ventilating speculation, but what this particular accuser will claim is not known apart from a vague description in the press, this one from RadarOnline:

The woman, who will be the first to go public on Monday, sought Cain’s help with an employment issue and was allegedly sexually harassed by him. Allred and her client will discuss, in detail, what she alleges occurred with Cain.

If we’re going to go through all of this, there had better be some actual details this time, with specific allegations, and some sort of evidence, rather than just the “she said” aspects.  I have no intention of entertaining yet another blatantly unsubstantiated attack on Cain.  If this turns out to be another case of that sort, Americans are going to be furious, and rightly so.  This isn’t a game, and we shouldn’t be toying with people this way.  Bring facts, or go home.

As if this isn’t absurd enough, a blogger at the Daily Beast, actually says that Herman Cain’s double-breasted suits are a sort of subliminal message.  I kid you not.