Fifth Herman Cain Accuser Comes Forward
A fifth woman has come forward to join the individuals accusing presidential hopeful Herman Cain of sexual harassment. The fifth accuser has now gone public, and she says she's speaking out to stop the character attacks on the other accusers. INSID
The fifth woman accusing Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior has now come forward.
In an interview with ABC News, Donna Donella says she had a strange encounter with Cain in Cairo after he gave a speech sponsored by the U.S. government.
"He approached a colleague and myself and said something to the effect of, 'Could you please put me in touch with lovely young woman in the audience who asked me the question so I can give her a more detailed answer over dinner?' " Donella told ABC.
In an e-mail to INSIDE EDITION, Donella says, "I just saw behavior that I thought was odd at the time, that I now think was consistent with a pattern of behavior that was described by his accusers. The only reason I came forward was that I was angered by the character attacks (against the) women."
Donella joins accusers Sharon Bialek, Karen Kraushaar, and two unnamed others.
Cain had this to say about Bialek at his big press conference Wednesday:
"The Democrat machine in America has brought forth a troubled woman to make false accusations."
A woman named Anna Alexander is also questioning Bialek's character, saying, "I know she is a liar. I don't think, I know."
Alexander says she knew Bialek in the 1990s, around the time Bialek says Cain groped her in a parked car.
"I think she's a psychotic gold-digger," said Alexander.
Alexander says she got to know one of the women at the center of the Herman Cain sexual harassment scandal on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Bialek was in town from Chicago visiting a boyfriend and the two women became friends.
According to Alexander, the friendship went south when Bialek borrowed some money.
Alexander said, "She took money from me and never gave me a penny. She's a scammer."
Meanwhile, accuser Karen Kraushaar is calling Cain "a monster."
On Good Morning America, ABC News's Brian Ross, who spoke to Kraushaar, said, "She told me last night that Cain as a boss could be described as a monster."
Kraushaar got a $45,000 cash settlement when she worked for Cain at the National Restaurant Association.
Now working as a spokeswoman for the IRS, she says she fears retaliation by Cain supporters and has hired a security team to guard her home outside Washington, D.C.
Cain addressed Kraushaar's claim during his press conference, saying, "I was standing next to Ms. Kraushaar and I gestured standing near her like this [holds hand under chin], [and said] 'You're the same height as my wife, because my wife comes up to my chin.' That was the one gesture that I remember."
Cain says Kraushaar, like the other accusers, is lying.
"When she made her accusations, they were found to be baseless and she could not find anyone to corroborate her story," he said.
The scandal may be costing Cain support. A new Rasmussen poll reveals that 51 percent of likely voters say the allegations against Cain are serious and somewhat likely to be true.
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