From The Grio — Shortly after 5pm Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain took to the podium in front of not one but five American “I am totally innocent” flags.The press conference was supposed to serve as a platform for Cain to answer to the explosive allegations of sexual assault by Sharon Bialek.

After a day of attacking Bialek’s personal credibility for past bankruptcy filings and her choice of attorney Gloria Allred, Cain was only left with the lines, “I don’t even know who this woman is” and all of the events alleged, “simply didn’t happen.” Herman Cain knows that Herman Cain didn’t do it.

While Cain was busy during the news conference referring to himself in the third person, his first accuser, and one of the women who was given a financial settlement by the National Restaurant Association spoke out.

Karen Kraushaar whose identity was leaked earlier in the day told the New York Times that she had been warming “to the idea of a joint press conference where all of the women would be together with our attorneys and all of this evidence would consider together.”


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Kraushaar is a communications official at the Treasury Department and was one of two employees at the time who complained to the powers that be at the National Restaurant Association about Herman Cain’s inappropriate behavior. Kraushaar’s settlement was $45,000.

The blanket denial by Cain allows for these accusers to continue coming forward publicly, perhaps together as Kraushaar wants, to offer further details that have yet to be released about the allegations.

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