The Cain campaign responded immediately, releasing a statement stating unequivocally that the allegations were untrue. The nominee went on to appear on the Jimmy Kimmel show late last night:
'This is a lady who lives off the system. She is hellbent on finding a way of never having to work and living the lifestyle she wants to live, a very affluent lifestyle'Those are mean things to say, Mr. Cain. How could you say that?
'I was listening very closely and then when it was all over with, I said, well I know what we got to do because there's not an ounce of truth in all of these accusations and my team is putting this stuff together. That is why I'm willing to do a press conference tomorrow to set the record straight. I'm in it to win it and I'm not going to be discouraged.'
Meanwhile, a friend of Ms Bialek, from Chicago, told the New York Post: 'She has a very infectious personality. It’s easy to see how she won [Cain] over. But the reality of her situation is -- she’s a complete gold digger. It’s all about the money.'What?!
Adding that she was from a middle-income family but lives in a posh house while running from bill collectors, the source said: 'Most of her jobs ended in termination. It’s always the employer’s fault, not hers. 'This is a lady who lives off the system. She is hellbent on finding a way of never having to work and living the lifestyle she wants to live, a very affluent lifestyle.'
A fifth woman has come out to talk about some suspect activity at the hands of Cain. Former employee of the United States Agency for International Development Donna Donella, 40, from Arlington, said the Republican presidential candidate asked her to help arrange a dinner date for him with a female audience member following a speech he delivered nine years ago. She told the Washington Examiner: 'After the seminar was over. Cain came over to me and a colleague and said, "Could you put me in touch with that lovely young lady who asked the question, so I can give her a more thorough answer over dinner?"' When she declined to, saying she didn't feel comfortable doing it, he then invited her to dinner. She accepted and brought two colleagues with her. Though she said Cain exhibited no inappropriate sexual behavior during the dinner, he did order two $400 bottles of wine and left the women with the bill.Good heaven's! He left them with the bill?! Oh, this is too much. He has gone too far!!
Details of a number of legal and financial difficulties belonging to Ms Bialek also emerged today, with the Chicago Tribune listing a long history with tax evasion and late or missed credit card payments. The paper reported that Ms Bialek has filed for personal bankruptcy twice, first in 1991 and then again in 2001. In 2001, she claimed $5,700 in assets and more than $36,000 in liabilities. Among the creditors seeking payment was a management firm demanding back rent of $4,500, four credit card companies and a lawyer asking for his legal fees. She is also said to have accused a former boyfriend of harassing her for money he had loaned her after she borrowed $4,500 from him.Her boyfriend hasseled her over the $4,500 she borrowed but didn't pay back? What a jerk!
The IRS filed a tax lien against her in 2009 for nearly $5,200. In August, the Illinois Department of Revenue claimed Ms Bialek owed the state more than $4,300, including penalties and interest, relating to income taxes from 2004, according to county records. Court records also show creditors took legal action against her during the past decade, including at least one lawsuit filed in Cook County.I'll say.
She is also said to have spent two-and-a-half years at CBS radio as managing director for nontraditional revenue.
The single mother, who worked for the National Restaurant Association under Cain from 1996 to 1997, made an appeal to the embattled nominee saying: 'I really didn't want to be here today, but I want you, Mr Cain, to come clean. Just admit what you did. Admit you were inappropriate to people...and then move forward. Mr Cain, I implore you, Make this right.'And how is he going to do that, exactly. Even if we were to concede what you say happened did happen, which we do not, what do you expect will make it right? Make it right and move forward? Where? How? The plea in and of itself makes no sense.
And the Cain campaign?
'All allegations of harassment against Mr Cain are completely false. Mr Cain has never harassed anyone.'Clear enough.
Written, sworn statements were later read out by Ms Allred from Ms Bialek's former boyfriend, a pediatrician, and a businessman friend and mentor whom she also confided in at the time. The business card the alleged victim held when she was employed by the NRA was also shown at the conference.Wow, they have her old business card. Now that's news. That is news indeed!
Meanwhile, I think I've gotten to the point where I can't stand Romney, who after saying the allegations were "particularly disturbing" had to add this useless bit of nonsense
"These are serious allegations and they're going to have to be addressed."The allegations are particularly disturbing, Mit? You're gonna be next, bonehead. Sheesh!