November 8th, 2011
08:46 AM ET

Cain accuser says her son encouraged her "to tell on him"

The only woman to so far come forward and publicly accuse Herman Cain of sexual harassment did so in part with her 13-year-old son's encouragement, she said Tuesday on CNN.

"He said, 'Mom, I think you need to do the right thing. I think you need to tell on him," Sharon Bialek said on CNN's "American Morning." "That confirmed it for me. If my son is saying it, I want to be the role model for him and other kids growing up."

Bialek alleges Cain groped her following a dinner in 1997. Cain is expected to address her claims in a news conference Tuesday afternoon, according to his campaign.

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  1. Thomas Mc

    How many shoes have to drop before they dump this perv?!?

    "Family Values" LOL!

    November 8, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    Poor Herman, when you look like an angry old curmudgeon I suppose this is the only way to get close to a woman!

    November 8, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    If Herman Cain’s statements are anything like his previous ones, it’ll be something like “what part of ‘no comment’ don’t you understand?”

    November 8, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    @Thomas Mc:

    I find that the ones who claim this the most are the ones who follow them the least.

    He looks like an angry principal of some HS, doesn't he?

    November 8, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    What we have here is " A failure to communicate"(Cool Hand Luke, movie with Paul Neuman).
    I think when a woman comes forward knowing that she has no proof, worked at the same company as the other women, and has the same story as 2 of the others, where there is smoke there is fire.
    His comments to day will either make his point and tell the truth or
    It will make the other women believe they should come forward to support another woman, whom has come forward to support them.
    Safety in numbers? It will be seen. Did anyone hear whether the Restr. assn. has given the first 2 women the okay to come forward?
    What are the odds of 4 women from the same company coming forward?

    November 8, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Good morning, Scottish.

    Well, whatever has happened, where's there smoke, there's usually fire.
    It's going to be interesting, that's for sure.

    November 8, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    Morning Banasy. Did you ever hear if the Res. Assn. okay'd it for the other women to come forward?

    November 8, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. Scottish Mama

    @Banasy, I think no comment is not an option at this point.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    I haven't heard about the RA letting other women coming forward, but I have to think there are other women outside of the RA that he has done this to, unless this organization was his private groping group...

    November 8, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. Scottish Mama

    And the article says he will addess "this claim" not the others?

    November 8, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. CenTexan

    Let's look back on past behaviors of others that have been accused...anger, denial, admitting it happened and finally resignation. I expect his reactions will pretty much follow this pattern.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. pmk1953

    I'm rich, I have power, and only I have the truth. My a$$! Too many arrogant idiots out there. So many of them repubs.
    Hi, Banasy.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jody

    who cares? I don't – I don't like any of them so guess we will have to re-elect Obama Man. Republicans have started to scare me.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. Pam

    We need to spend all this time and energy in trying to solve the problems of this country. Who really cares what this man did those many years ago. Sounds fishy to me. She is looking for a job and accepts dinner and drinks to discuss the job? Wahoo Give me a break-by the way I am Independent and don't give too hoots about this but leave the man alone.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat ( in a hat )

    Sounds like Herbert has been a busy little boy.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
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