Past allegations of sexual harassment by Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain have resurfaced, with Cain being accused of having demonstrated suggestive sexual behavior towards at least two former employees during his tenure as CEO of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. Two women are said to have complained of Cain's sexual misconduct, only to be asked to leave the company and sign confidentiality agreements in exchange for payment.
According to Politico http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/67194_Page2.html , which broke the story, a former board member for the National Restaurant Association recalled events surrounding one of the women's complaints, stating that, "She was offered a financial package to leave the association, and she did. What I took offense at was that it was clear that rather than deal with the issue, there was an effort to hush it up. She was offered a way out to keep quiet."
Political pundits such as Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell have criticized the campaign and Cain for mishandling the allegations. Instead of forthrightly dealing with the issue, Cain and his campaign have changed their comments concerning the allegations from the time the story broke throughout the news cycle on Monday.
Media Resources: Politico 10/30/11; Associated Press 10/30/11
9/12/2014 Violence Against Women Act Turns 20 - Saturday will be the 20th Anniversary of the groundbreaking federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued a proclamation commemorating the VAWA anniversary. . . .
9/12/2014 Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide For Premature Delivery - An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide after she delivered prematurely and sought hospital treatment.
Purvi Patel, 33, sought help at an emergency room for vaginal bleeding where it was discovered that she had delivered prematurely at home. . . .