Cane Continued

I don’t usually quote directly from an article, but an exclusive from the AP:

Karen Kraushaar, one of the women who filed a sexual harassment complaint against Herman Cain in 1999,

complained three years later at her next job about unfair treatment, saying she should be allowed to work from home after a serious car accident and accusing a manager of circulating a sexually charged email.To settle the complaint at the immigration service, Kraushaar initially demanded thousands of dollars in payment, a reinstatement of leave she used after the accident earlier in 2002, promotion on the federal pay scale and a one-year fellowship to Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, according to a former supervisor familiar with the complaint. The promotion itself would have increased her annual salary between $12,000 and $16,000, according to salary tables in 2002 from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

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  1. So she likes to complain and extract settlements.

    I’m still amazed that in all the U.S. and through 40 years of career, there’s about four women from Chicago that have a problem with Herman Cain.

  2. If the roles were reversed then Cain is really sunk because he swore he had absolutely no idea who she was.

  3. No, not necessarily. The point is she has a history of being sexually aggressive. It doesn’t mean she was good enough at it for him to remember.

    I’m standing back on the “who knew what when” timeline that is being forced forward. I’ve seen a couple of places where reporters flat missed. If that’s rewritten as the truth the next time, the whole thing is skewed. I can be patient. It’s really important to Cain, but it’s not that important to me.

  4. I think changing your posture from:

    “I’ve never seen that dame who accused me of sexually assaulting her in a car in DC 15 years ago.”


    “Oh, that’s right… that’s the lady who attempted to sexually assault me in the car in DC 15 years ago. So many women try things like that on me that I just couldn’t keep them all straight.”

    would be pretty awkward.

  5. enough already. the statutes of limitations has expired. a settlement in an employment case is very common as is a confidential clause. most severance packages contain similar language and a small number involve harrassment. breach of the agreement gives the employer the right to claim damages and attorney fees. payment of back wages is normal and mostly taxable. there is no payment as hush money, pain and suffering or punitive damages. federal law is universal. state laws differ. bet the other candidates are upset over lost campaign publicity.

  6. J. Strupp says:

    No kidding.

    So now this lady is an aggressor in all of this? Give me a break.

    Look, this is a case of occum’s razor. Was Cain groping and fondling his way through Chicago? Oh I don’t know. Probably not. I don’t really care much to be honest because he isn’t winning anything anyway. But if you think there hasn’t been any shannigans going on on the part of Cain at all, then you better have your head examined. These things ALWAYS have a shred of truth to them.

    That being said, politicans in Cain’s position usually have at least a little bit of slimeball running through their veins. If we denied or threw every politican out of office for being a slimeball, we wouldn’t even have to keep the lights on in our nation’s capitol.

    Bottom line: This guy isn’t going to beat Obama. Romney most likely will. Whether Cain was gropey McGropison or not isn’t going to matter a lick on how this thing goes down next fall. My .02.

  7. Sad to see some people still believe smearing a black man’s reputation is a good way to run a presidential race. Remember who to call racist while deflecting from your parties failed policies. That S&!T still works unfortunately.

  8. look for more. employment related sexual harrassment cases and not generally productive to the accuser who sometimes becomes the accused in depositions and discovery. The EEOC (federal) and the ERD(Wi.) are not impressed with shop talk, computer jokes, hard nosed bosses, employees with bad personnel writeups, R rated language, consensual affairs, after hours parties, rumors and roamers and happy hour gossip. btw, some very nice marriages come from workplace couples.

  9. Randy in Richmond says:

    I would estimate there are a gazillion apartment buildings in the US. What are the odds that the one Sharon Bialek lives in is the same one as David Axlerod ? I’m sure it’s just a coincidence.