Cain’s Lawyer Tells Other Would-Be Accusers to ‘Think Twice’

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Sharon Bialek speaks during a news conference in New York on November 7, 2011. Bialek told the media that Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain sexually harassed  her in the late 1990s when she sought his help with an employment issue while he was president of the National Restaurant Association. Sharon Bialek became the first woman to go public with detailed allegations, amid swirling accusations by four different women of sexual harassment by Cain, vying to be crowned the Republican Party's nominee for the 2012 elections.  AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Sharon Bialek, the first accuser to come out of the accuser closet. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images/2011 AFP

It's been a whole, what, three days since a new woman has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain? The "Democratic machine" that's been orchestrating this whole thing for no discernible reason must be struggling to find new accomplices. In fact, it does sound like Cain expects them to come forward eventually. In his press conference on Tuesday, Cain predicted that there "will probably be others," so strong is the desire "to keep a businessman out of the White House." And in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cain's high-profile lawyer, Lin Wood warned:

“I’m not here to scare anyone off,” Wood said, referring to the prospect of more allegations. “[However] they should think twice, anyway.”

While Wood is totally not trying to intimidate anyone, his warnings may be having exactly that effect. One of Cain's alleged sexual-harassment targets, Karen Kraushaar, has been trying to organize a press conference with all four Cain accusers, and her lawyer told the Times yesterday "that even if Ms. Kraushaar enlisted only Ms. Bialek for her briefing, she would go forward nonetheless." But today CNN is reporting that Kraushaar "is 'not considering a press conference' if only she and the other named accuser, Sharon Bialek, are willing to participate, according to a source close to Kraushaar." As for the other two still-anonymous women, "they have not returned [Kraushaar's] calls."