A third unnamed woman now claims she was harassed by Herman Cain while an employee at the National Restaurant Association, according to an Associated Press report.
The story offers few details, however: the woman in question says that Cain made sexually suggestive remarks and gestures, commented on her attractiveness, and invited her alone up to a corporate apartment. The behavior was “inappropriate, and it made me feel uncomfortable,” according to Cain’s former employee.
Cain has repeatedly hinted at the possibility of future accusers since the initial Politico report on his sexual harassment complaint first surfaced on Sunday evening.
“Is it possible that someone is going to make something up, yes, but is it going to be credible in terms of there was an actual sexual harassment case filed no,” he told FOX News on Monday. “Because we would have known about it.”
He repeated the warning — unprompted — in an interview with Laura Ingraham the next day.
“There is no doubt in my mind, no doubt in our mind, that this is because I have done so well in the polls consistently,” Cain said. “And the other thing that I would add is I’m sure there are going to be some more trumped up charges. People are going to try and dig up things.”
Benjy Sarlin is a reporter for Talking Points Memo and co-writes the campaign blog, TPM2012. He previously reported for The Daily Beast/Newsweek as their Washington Correspondent and covered local politics for the New York Sun.