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HERMAN CAIN har hamnat i en sexskandal. Nu anklagar han en medarbetare i Rick Perrys kampanj för att ha läckt historien till media.

När Cain på 1990-talet ledde lobbyorganisationen National Restaurant Association anklagade åtminstone två kvinnor honom för sexuella närmanden.

Jonathan Martin m.fl. på Politico skrev:

The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association. The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures.

Curt Anderson, politisk rådgivare till Perry, jobbade för Cain under hans misslyckade senatskampanj 2004. Anderson har svarat på anklagelserna som riktats mot honom:

I’ve known Herman Cain for about 7 years. I was one of several consultants on his Senate race in 2004 and was proud to help him. I’d never heard any of these allegations until I read them in Politico, nor does anything I read in the press change my opinion that Herman is an upstanding man and a gentleman. I have great respect for Herman and his character and I would never speak ill of him, on the record or off the record. That’s true today and it’s not going to change.

Chris Wilson är en politisk rådgivare som idag utför opinionsundersökningar för en s.k. Super PAC (Political Action Committee) som stödjer Perry.

Han har redogjort i en radiointervju för en händelse som han själv upplevde under Cains tid i National Restaurant Association.

”This occurred at a restaurant in Crystal City (Virginia), and everybody was aware of it,” Wilson said on the station. ”It was only a matter of time because so many people were aware of what took place, so many people were aware of her situation, the fact she left — everybody knew with the campaign that this would eventually come up.”


Wilson declined to say specifically what Cain said or did to the woman, but that the CEO’s actions made other individuals at the table uneasy.

”It was very uncomfortable,” said the pollster, recalling that other individuals present asked Cain to stop.

Wilson said there were at least three other people at the gathering but wouldn’t share the name of the woman for publication.

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