That woman's attorney, Joel Bennett, was on CNN today telling the world that his client stands by her accusations, and that Mr.9-9-9 knew exactly what he did.
(Poor Mr. Bennett says that he has been getting all kinds of nasty e-mails and phone threats from those God fearing conservatives since the scandal broke.)
Mrs. Cain, bless her heart, has been standing by her man as well. But there is just so much a spouse can take.
"Herman Cain's wife, Gloria Cain, has remained out of the spotlight throughout his presidential campaign. And now comes news that she has canceled a scheduled appearance on Fox News, the New York Times reports:
Ms. Cain had indicated to the network earlier in the week that she would appear on "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" tomorrow night, but apparently had a change of heart. The person familiar with the talks, who requested anonymity to discuss private conversations, said that Ms. Cain did not entirely close the door on appearing on the network some time in the future." [Source]Oh oh Herman, it might be time tighten up on the home front. At some point you are going to have to make an appearance with the Mrs by your side, if she is not there, it won't be a good look for you.
Sadly, Herman isn't the only brother facing sexual harassment complaints thee days in A-merry-ca. Over at ESPN a powerful television executive is also facing charges of acting in an inappropriate manner.
[Keith Clinkscales] "The former ESPN executive who filed a pre-emptive lawsuit denying he fondled himself on an airplane while sitting next to sports reporter Erin Andrews -[*in pic with this post] hours before the website Deadspin actually reported the allegation - had to move quickly to protect his reputation, his attorney told the Daily News on Thursday.
Judd Burstein, a lawyer for former ESPN vice-president , said he filed the
defamation suit against ESPN employee Joan Lynch, ensuring that the allegations would become public, because the fondling allegation is “ludicrous” and, he said, because Deadspin is not a credible news source.
That’s all I have to say.”
"We have no comment on the lawsuit,” said ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz. “With respect to these reports, we want to state very clearly that in accordance with ESPN policies, if a claim is brought to our attention, it is taken very seriously and responded to appropriately.”
“She should not have done what she did,” Burstein said of Lynch. “She shouldn’t be able to get away with this.”
Deadspin has a long history of reporting on boorish behavior by ESPN executives and on-air personalities, and Burstein said that was a factor in his decision to file the suit.
“That was factored into the equation, the lack of respect in the sports world for Deadspin,” he said. “If the allegation had come from a credible New York newspaper, I would have taken a different tact.”
When The News contacted Deadspin editor A.J. Daulerio, the author of the Clinkscales post, for comment, he said: “Oscar De La Hoya. That’s my comment.
Burstein led a ferocious legal and public relations attack on a stripper named Milana Dravnel, De La Hoya’s former lover. When their affair ended in late 2007, she tried to sell photos of the boxer wearing fishnet stockings and women’s underwear. Dravnel filed a $25 million slander suit against De La Hoya, but later dropped the case, claiming she had been intimidated by the boxer and his entourage.
In an interview with Univision in September, however, De La Hoya acknowledged the pictures were real.
The defamation suit Burstein filed on Clinkscale’s behalf in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday says Lynch conducted a smear campaign against his client, falsely claiming that he had fondled himself while sitting next to Andrews on a March 2011 flight. Lynch also lied when she told ESPN colleagues that Clinkscales assaulted her in a production truck in 2007, according to the lawsuit, which seeks in excess of $75,000 in damages.
Deadspin has not confirmed or denied that Lynch, who will lose her job in January because the content development department once led by Clinkscales has been eliminated, was the anonymous source.
The lawsuit was filed hours before Deadspin posted a report that quoted an anonymous source who said Clinkscales, sitting in an aisle seat on a airplane, had fondled himself while sitting next to Andrews.
“It if had happened, there would have been witnesses,” Burstein said. “He would have been arrested.”
Burstein also said Lynch lied when she claimed Clinkscales assaulted her in 2007. Deadspin reported the incident took place in front of numerous witnesses. “The fact that the story has not surfaced even though there are witnesses is ludicrous,” Burstein said.
The lawsuit claims Lynch, who is white, has engaged in a smear campaign against Clinkscales, an African-American, because she believed he was not qualified for his job and felt that she should have been promoted to the position.
“Driven by this racial animus and sense of entitlement,” said the suit, “Lynch was routinely insubordinate to Plaintiff. Worse, still, she was at time incompetent.” [Source]
Sorry Mr. Clinkscales, you are on your own with this one. Unless, of course, you happen to be a conservative.