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New Gloria Allred Client Accuses Herman Cain of Quid-Pro-Quo Sexual Harrassment Attempt

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Updated: Attorney Gloria Allred appeared at a news conference this afternoon with a new client who is now the fourth woman to claim she was sexually harassed by GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain.

Sharon Bialek, now 50, is the first of the four to speak publicly about her allegations. She says Cain, who she approached seeking a job in 1997 when he headed the National Restaurant Association, came on to her in his parked car after they had dinner together and, through gestures, tried to persuade her to perform a sex act, according to the Telegraph.

“I said, ‘What are you doing? You know I have a boyfriend. This isn’t what I came here for,’ Bialek recounted at a press conference today in New York. “Mr Cain said, ‘You want a job, right?’ I asked him to stop, which he did. I asked him to take me back to my hotel, which he did.”

The Cain campaign called her allegations, like those of the other women, “completely false.”

The other three women also claim harassment by Cain when he headed the National Restaurant Association.

Hat tip: Associated Press, CBS News and Washington Post.

Updated at 7:23 p.m. to include information from Telegraph about news conference.

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