Cain PAC Site Calls Female Accusers 'Bitch,' 'Bimbo'

Also, his attorney warns other women to 'think twice' before coming forward
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2011 2:52 AM CST
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Republican presidential candidate businessman Herman Cain speaks during a Republican Presidential Debate at Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(Newser) – The Herman Cain PAC site is carrying blog posts that refer to women who have accused the candidate of sex harassment as a "bitch" and a "bimbo." Cain's attorney, meanwhile, is warning any new sex harassment accusers to "think twice" before they go public, reports the New York Times. Accusers who have come forward have faced intense scrutiny. Sharon Bialek faced questions about her financial troubles and Karen Kraushaar came under fire for a workplace complaint at another job, moving Rush Limbaugh to complain that she has a "pattern of whining."

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Kraushaar responded to warnings by Cain's lawyer, L. Lin Wood, by telling the Times that “anyone should be able to report allegations of sexual harassment without fear that their lives and careers will be put on public display and laid open to public scrutiny." One of the name-calling PAC writers has several supporters, but others are demanding that the offending language be removed, reports Gawker. The "posts have to go," writes a Cain backer. "They are highly inappropriate and not representative of Herman." (Read more Herman Cain 2012 stories.)

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