Cain Accuser Wants Permission to Speak Out

She seeks release from confidentiality agreement in settlement
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2011 4:31 PM CDT
One of Herman Cain's Accusers Wants Permission to Speak Publicly
Herman Cain speaks at the National Press Club October 31.   (Getty Images)

Exactly the news Herman Cain didn't want to hear today: One of the two women who accused him of sexual harassment wants to go public, reports the Washington Post. The woman wants the National Restaurant Association to release her from a confidentiality agreement that was part of her settlement, says her attorney. (Cain characterizes the settlement as a mere severance agreement, but the lawyer disagrees.)

“It is just frustrating that Herman Cain is going around bad-mouthing the two complainants, and my client is blocked by a confidentiality agreement," he says. "The National Restaurant Association ought to release them and allow them to respond." Cain denies the allegations as a "smear campaign." The Huffington Post rounds up his "evolving responses" on the issue—see the video here—since Politico broke the story. (More Herman Cain 2012 stories.)

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