AP source: Cain accuser wary of revisiting episode

AP News
Posted: Nov 02, 2011 1:30 PM
AP source: Cain accuser wary of revisiting episode

Despite her lawyer's claims, a woman who accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s is reluctant to talk about the episode in public.

A person close to the situation said Wednesday that no decision has been made about asking the National Restaurant Association to release the woman from a confidentiality agreement that was part of her settlement. Cain led the trade group while the woman worked there.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the accusations and says the fact that the incident has become public is very unsettling to the woman. Joel P. Bennett is a lawyer for the woman and said Tuesday he was asking the restaurant association to release his client from the confidentiality agreement.