Have you ever stopped to wonder if in fact the two women, in his sexual harassment scandal mess, are NOT the people who leaked the story?
Do you not think that it’s possible that they could be stressed beyond belief that this has surfaced and they don’t want to face an angry Cain mob at their homes or have their current employment jeopardized?
Whether Cain believes he did or did not do anything wrong, there was a settlement reached, period the end. The women have a right to privacy as well and not to have to relive the humiliation and defend themselves.
There is another side to this coin and one that Cain, his supporters and the media need to respect.
For me, I don’t hold the accusations against Cain, because I don’t know what they are and don’t care to know. What is sad is the handling of this and demonizing the women and blaming others without proof.
I would hate to be a woman, or to have a daughter who 14 years ago felt threatened by a CEO, filed a complaint, had it reviewed and found that there was some merit, even if it is small, and settled. Only to have the accused run for POTUS, have the humiliation dug up and leaked to the press for the whole world to see.
There does need to be some sensitivity for the woman and I’m really tired of those in the media who don’t see that side. And I’m even more appalled that after a settlement was reached years ago, that Herman Cain is not gentleman enough to quickly put this to rest.
Could you have imagined the support he would have received if he would have said – “Yes, years ago I unknowingly offended a woman and for that I am sorry. To me, it was an action that was not sexual harassment, but there was a settlement. We all makes mistakes and this in my opinion was small and not worthy of the attention and I don’t want to bring harm to this woman, lets move on and fix this nation.” Or anything to that effect that could be worded by his attorneys to not open himself up for more liability. Instead Herman has blamed the media, the woman and other campaigns of baseless mean spirited attacks. His followers and even some media personalities have demonized these woman for staying anonymous and not facing the world. Sad, really sad.
Now if it is proven that the woman went to the press, then by all means, stand up and face the nation. My hunch, these woman aren’t in it for the money and fame and are hoping this ends soon.