Herman Cain has made clear his position on the accusers who say he sexually harassed them — or worse — while CEO of the National Restaurant Associations: they’re liars.
Now the campaign has an entire website dedicated to driving that message home, CainTruth.Com. The hastily-put-together blog appears to be primarily dedicated to spreading damaging stories about the women who have come forward, especially Sharon Bialek, who has publicly accused Cain of demanding sex in exchange for help finding her work.
“Once this kind of nonsense starts, the media’s rules say you have to act in a certain way,” Cain writes in one post. “I am well aware of these rules. And I refuse to play by them.”
And what kind of evidence is Cain offering to bolster his case? Well, there’s not a lot of posts on the site yet, but the latest is about a local CBS news affiliate in Atlanta who brought in “Private investigator TJ Ward, who used software to analyze speeches by Mr. Cain and Sharon Bialek earlier this week.” The Cain campaign quotes from the CBS 46 story:
After listening to Cain’s speech and analyzing it, Ward said there is no doubt, Cain is innocent.
“When he directly talks about the allegations against him there is no high risk,” said Ward. “It is low risk, which tells me he is being truthful in his conversations to the public.”
Another post lists Bialek’s history of financial troubles, including bankruptcy, and various civil suits she filed. Bialek has admitted to financial difficulties in her life, but says she is seeking no compensation for her story, legal or otherwise.
“The questions should be - who is financing her legal team, have any media agreed to pay for her story, and has she been offered employment for taking these actions?” spokesman JD Gordon wrote.
Cain’s attorney, Lin Wood, has warned other accusers that they should “think twice” about coming forward.
Watch the hard-hitting local CBS prove Cain’s utter and total innocence beyond the shadow of a doubt:
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.