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. pmk1953

    I've sent 2 comments about the upcoming smear campaign against Ms. Bialek, but they didn't post. I guess my choice of words didn't fly.
    Hi, Bobcat.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      What do you expect from the right-wing media, pmk1953? They're all for Herman Cain!!!

      November 8, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    @bobcat is that the new look(name)?

    November 8, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    @Scottish Mama:
    Making me believe that she's not bound by any confidentiality agreement.

    I know a people like that in your statement.
    Well, I'm not sure of their financial situation, but the "only I know the truth" part resonates.

    @bobcat (in a hat)

    Wonder if this was pre- or post-little blue pill?

    November 8, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. pmk1953

    I can't complain about the little blue pill. I'm a well controlled diabetic (pill and diet only, no shots) and somedays it's necessay.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. Andreas Moser

    Statute of limitations.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Miss Bialek says she does not want anything, she wants to support the other women and make it easier for them to come forward.

      November 8, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    I wonder what the little Cain Mrs.' thinks about all of this? Will she be standing behind him and I want to watch her reaction. Hmmmmm. And I am holding my tongue on the blue pill/ wheres the hat scoop thing.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. pmk1953

    My fingers are too slow. they skipped the"r" in necessary. Either that or my brain can't spell. I think I'll blame my fingers.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat ( in a hat )

    Hello and how are you today ?

    @Scottish Mama

    Yeah, I thought I would try something different to see If I could throw THEM off foe a while. Pretty spiffy huh ?


    Surely it was pre I mean, with the way this man looks now, I don't think it would work. Besides, if I were a woman, it would be like, Ewwwww

    November 8, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    "...she groped me...and you know...I kinda liked it!"

    November 8, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. pmk1953

    Bobcat, I'm doing just fine and dandy. I'd be better if the boss wouldn't have gone home this morning, but I can't complain. It's warm and sunny today. I think I'll burn a couple of burgers on the grill later.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    I expect to see a lot of right-wing nutjobs blogging in here to castigate Sharon Bialek and praising Herman Cain with all their usual right-wing bla-bla-bla!!!! It never ends!

    November 8, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. pmk1953

    Ain't that the truth.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat ( in a hat )


    Yeah, it's pretty down here today too. It's getting late season for our seafood, so I think I'll fry up some shrimp, catfish, hushpuppies and fries.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. Scottish Mama

    MMMMMM shrimps, catfish and hushpuppies mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Now all I need is s kel and bbq. I'm hungry. Lunch break.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  15. pmk1953

    I think I'll have Scotty beam me down to your house. Sounds a lot better than burgers.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
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