Herman Cain: Latest Accuser, Sharon Bialek, Has "Long and Troubled History"

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Herman Cain's latest accuser, Sharon Bialek (right), and her headline-hungry attorney, Gloria Allred.
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain remains on the attack when it comes to Sharon Bialek, the latest woman to accuse the former Godfather's Pizza CEO of sexual harassment.

Cain plans to address the allegations this afternoon at a press conference at a Scottsdale hotel, but apparently couldn't wait until then to further bash his accuser.

"The fact is that Ms. Bialek has had a long and troubled history," Cain's campaign says, "from the courts to personal finances - which may help explain why she has come forward 14 years after an alleged incident with Mr. Cain, powered by celebrity attorney and long term Democrat donor Gloria Allred."

Bialek has accused the presidential candidate of sexually harassing her after the two had dinner together in 1997. She claims Cain put his hand up her skirt and pushed her head towards his crotch. More on that here.


Bialek claims she has no plans of selling the story, or suing Cain -- which is the best way to keep the allegations from actually getting investigated. According to Bialek, she wants Cain to "Just admit what you did. Admit you were inappropriate to people. And then move forward."

Cain's campaign continues to attack her credibility, citing several lawsuits in which she is the defendant, and financial difficulties as possible reasons for her to have made these "false allegations" against Cain.

"The questions should be - who is financing her legal team," Cain's camp asks, "have any media agreed to pay for her story, and has she been offered employment for taking these actions?"

Cain will further address Bialek's allegations this afternoon at a 3 p.m. press conference. We'll be there. Check back for updates.

See the Cain campaign's entire press release below.

november 8, 2011:

For Immediate Release

Who is Sharon Bialek?

As Ms. Sharon Bialek has placed herself in the public spotlight through making patently false allegations against Herman Cain, it is only fair to compare her track record alongside Mr. Cain's.

In stark contrast to Mr. Cain's four decades spent climbing the corporate ladder rising to the level of CEO at multiple successful business enterprises, Ms. Bialek has taken a far different path.

The fact is that Ms. Bialek has had a long and troubled history, from the courts to personal finances - which may help explain why she has come forward 14 years after an alleged incident with Mr. Cain, powered by celebrity attorney and long term Democrat donor Gloria Allred.

In the courts, Ms. Bialek has had a lengthy record in the Cook County Court system over various civil lawsuits. The following cases on file in Cook County are:

· 2000-M1-707461 Defendant against Broadcare Management
· 2000-M1-714398 Defendant in lawsuit against Broadcare Management
· 2000-M1-701522 Defendant in lawsuit against Broadcare Management
· 2005-M1-111072 Defendant in lawsuit against Mr. Mark Beatovic.
· 2007-M1-189176 Defendant in lawsuit against Midland Funding.
· 2009-M1-158826 Defendant in lawsuit against Illinois Lending.

Ms. Bialek was also sued in 1999 over a paternity matter according to ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV). Source: WLS-TV, November 7, 2011

In personal finances, PACER (Federal Court) records show that Ms. Bialek has filed for bankruptcy in the Northern District of Illinois bankruptcy court in 1991 and 2001. The respective case numbers according to the PACER system are 1:01-bk-22664 and 1:91-bk-23273.

Ms. Bialek has worked for nine employers over the last seventeen years. Source: WLS-TV, November 7, 2011

Curiously, if Ms. Bialek had intended to take legal action, the statute of limitations would have passed a decade ago.

Which brings up the question of why she would make such reprehensible statements now?

The questions should be - who is financing her legal team, have any media agreed to pay for her story, and has she been offered employment for taking these actions?

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Native Guns
Native Guns

I'm gonna flat out and say it---Sharon Bielek is full of shit. Her intentions just doesn't seem to add up. However, there are other "accusers" involved and are waiting to be heard. So I'm still willing to believed that Cain may be guilty of sexual perversity in the workforce. Just not with Sharon Bielek. She sounds like nothing but "trouble".

Vic
Vic

A guilty man always blames the victims.  All four women are lying but not Herman??  Nowthere is a fifth victim and I suppose she is lying too.  Good ole Herm is a serial creep. 

Guest23
Guest23

While cains guilt is yet to be determined, and he going to be a useless republican candidate, you spew crap that stinks as much as someone making accusations years after the statute of limitations has run out. There are many examples of false victims bringing charges against innocent superiors and who else would the blame be placed on but the supposed victims?

When it comes to politics the lies run deep on all sides.

guest
guest

Sharon Bialek sounds as if she has enough problems of her own and as the saying goes misery like company.  However, one should be looking at the background of Herman Cain's security team.  He has a mound of problems, that stem from not paying child support for several kids, not paying taxes, evicated from homes, to sexual tension when he worked at HUD.  So the company he keeps sends the people a message also.   

wherewasi
wherewasi

Not a fan of sexual harassment, to be sure, but these days women are just as likely to be the dirty player in these events as men are, especially if there is money to be made...

That being said, her lawsuit and bankruptcy history, if accurate, kind of resembles Hendershott's.

bigriggs
bigriggs

I don't believe a word she says.

ZakRulz
ZakRulz

This is what happens when you sexually harass people and don't pay them off through a settlement that they aren't allowed to speak about the incident. 

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