5th Woman: Cain Wanted Dinner With 'Lovely Lady'
Based on what Donna Donella saw, Cain should not be a 'serious candidate'
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2011 7:11 AM CST
Updated Nov 8, 2011 7:53 AM CST
In this Oct. 31, 2011, file photo Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) in Washington.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

(Newser) – A fifth woman has come forward to tell a sketchy-sounding story about Herman Cain. Former USAID employee Donna Donella, 40, tells the Washington Examiner that after giving a speech in Egypt for USAID in 2002, Cain asked Donella to set up dinner between him and a “lovely young lady” who had asked a question, “so I can give her a more thorough answer." Donella, suspicious, said no; she says Cain replied, “Then you and I can have dinner."

Eventually two female colleagues accompanied Donella and Cain to dinner, where she says there was no inappropriate sexual behavior—though he did leave them with the bill after ordering two $400 bottles of wine. “I couldn't swear that he had some untoward intentions, but we all thought his tone was suspect and we didn't feel comfortable putting him in touch with that woman,” she says now. Click for more from Cain, who will give a press conference “to set the record straight” today.

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Nov 8, 2011 10:09 PM CST
Wait a minute! A few days ago, Cain said, "The reason I forgot them [the alleged sexual advances] is because they were ridiculous­. I dismissed them out of my mind." And yet, now he says, "They [the advances] simply didn't happen. They simply did not happen." How is it possible for a person to not remember something-­-and then say that the something they don't remember did not happen? A kid might say to his mom, "I don't recall getting into the cookie jar, but I know it wasn't me." Logic says that one part of such a statement must be false. They are logically incompatib­le. Bait for those with muddled and confused minds
Nov 8, 2011 8:47 PM CST
Good thing this guy is not 20. He would be shut out by every female out there. Herman. Go home and make nice with your wife and hope she doesn't shit can you over all this.
Nov 8, 2011 6:05 PM CST
To nondeepthinker? That's just exactly the case. The Republican Party included Cain as a token black, and by golly, he became the front runner. . . Now, they are back-pedaling, big-time, to get him out of the race. I think it's hilarious ! They got into the same mess with the woman from Alaska. She became more popular than McCain (who was never popular to begin with) and they couldn't wait to shed her. . . Like I said, it's hilarious. They are also a party of misogynists, by the way, and only ever intended to get a white man into the driver's seat. (Take that back: They only ever intended their 'man' to ride in the back . . . of a LIMOUSINE ! possibly being driven by a black man/woman, if they were amenable to sexual advances/innunendo. . . Otherwise, they would rather have a nice looking YOUNG lady.)