Gloria Allred representing Sharon Bialek in claim against Herman Cain
Bialek said that she sought Cain's advice after being let go from the National Restaurant Association, as he was, at the time, the CEO of Godfather's Pizza. "Instead of going into the offices, he suddenly reached over and put his hand on my leg, up my skirt, and towards my genitals." She says he asked her, "You want a job, right?"
Cain has denied the sexual harassment claim, as well as the claims of two other women who received settlements in the 1990s. Allred says that his denial motivated her client to come forward. "She felt that if she came forward there was a chance he could take responsibility," Allred says, adding, "I'm disgusted by sexual harassment. If the allegations are all true, Cain is a serial sexual harasser."
Bialek is not actually filing charges against Cain; Allred is simply representing her in "the court of public opinion."
"I find Sharon to be very sincere, very credible," Allred says. "It's now for the voters to decide. She's not going to tell the voters to do anything in particular."
Watch Bialek's press conference below.