By Lisa Lerer
Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) — Herman Cain denied detailed claims of inappropriate sexual behavior made by a fourth woman yesterday, as the Republican presidential candidate seeks to control the scandal threatening to derail his campaign.
“We are taking this head on,” he said in an interview on ABC television’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night. “There’s not an ounce of truth in all of these allegations.”
Sharon Bialek, a single mother from Chicago, accused Cain of sexually assaulting her after she sought his help in finding a job in 1997. Speaking at a news conference in New York, she said Cain reached under the skirt of her suit for her genitals and pushed her head toward his crotch after a dinner meeting to discuss her job search.