Cain Accuser Wants Permission to Speak Out She seeks release from confidentiality agreement in settlement By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Nov 1, 2011 4:31 PM CDT 61 comments Comments Herman Cain speaks at the National Press Club October 31. (Getty Images) (Newser) – Exactly the news Herman Cain didn't want to hear today: One of the two women who accused him of sexual harassment wants to go public, reports the Washington Post. The woman wants the National Restaurant Association to release her from a confidentiality agreement that was part of her settlement, says her attorney. (Cain characterizes the settlement as a mere severance agreement, but the lawyer disagrees.) “It is just frustrating that Herman Cain is going around bad-mouthing the two complainants, and my client is blocked by a confidentiality agreement," he says. "The National Restaurant Association ought to release them and allow them to respond." Cain denies the allegations as a "smear campaign." The Huffington Post rounds up his "evolving responses" on the issue—see the video here—since Politico broke the story.