As Guy points out, Herman Cain will hold a press conference from Phoenix to address the harassment allegations at 5 PM eastern, but here's another interesting tidbit to consider beforehand. In announcing the upcoming press conference, a Cain spokesperson questioned Gloria Allred's involvement:
In a news release announcing Cain’s Phoenix press conference, his campaign took aim at Bialek’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, suggesting her involvement is suspicious.
“It is noteworthy that Gloria Allred is a celebrity lawyer who specializes in generating publicity for herself and her clients,” J.D. Gordon, a spokesman for Cain, said. “Ms. Allred is a high-profile Democrat[ic] Party donor and activist who has given over ten thousand dollars to liberal Democrats like Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.”
“The questions the media should be asking are who’s paying for Gloria Allred’s fee, how did Ms. Bialek get introduced to Ms. Allred, and was she paid to come forward with these false accusations or was she promised employment?” Gordon said.
In a solid interview with both Bialek and Allred on Fox News this morning, Martha Maccallum did ask just those questions, and pointed out the various rumors and factoids circulating through the media, including that Bialek lived in the same Chicago apartment building as Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod (around the 9:30 minute mark)... coincidence? I just don't know:
Updates to follow - what do you reckon?