Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has recently hired a defamation lawyer to fight against accusations of sexual harassment and infidelity. Cain, who ran for president in 2012 and is currently a commentator on conservative news network Newsmax, has been accused by several women of sexual harassment and cheating on his wife. In this article, we will discuss the details of Cain’s defamation case, his decision to hire a lawyer, and the potential implications of the case.
Accusations Against Herman Cain
Herman Cain has been accused by several women of sexual harassment and infidelity. During his 2012 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, multiple women came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Cain, who denied the accusations and later suspended his campaign.
In 2019, a woman named Ginger White came forward to allege that she had a 13-year affair with Cain while he was still married. Cain denied the allegations and insisted that “nothing happened.” He claimed that he was simply trying to help White financially and that she was lying.
Cain Hires Defamation Lawyer
Despite his denials, Herman Cain has recently hired a defamation lawyer, Lin Wood, to fight against the accusations of sexual harassment and infidelity. Wood, who is based in Atlanta, is a high-profile trial lawyer who has represented clients in several high-profile defamation cases.
According to reports, Cain is seeking to clear his name and defend his reputation against what he considers to be false accusations. Wood has stated that Cain will aggressively pursue any person or organization that makes false and defamatory statements about him.
Potential Implications of Cain’s Defamation Case
The decision by Herman Cain to hire a defamation lawyer and pursue legal action against those who make false statements about him could have significant implications for how sexual harassment and infidelity allegations are dealt with in the public sphere.
Critics argue that Cain, by hiring a defamation lawyer and aggressively fighting against accusations of sexual harassment and infidelity, is discouraging women from coming forward with their own stories of sexual harassment and abuse. They also argue that Cain’s actions could have a chilling effect on free speech and the ability of journalists to report on allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity.
Herman Cain’s decision to hire a defamation lawyer to fight against accusations of sexual harassment and infidelity raises important questions about the role of defamation law in protecting reputations and free speech. While Cain may believe that he is defending his reputation against false accusations, his actions could have unintended consequences for how allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity are reported and discussed in the public sphere.
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has hired a high-profile defamation attorney to review the sexual harassment accusations made public by two women this week. Lin Wood, the attorney in question, said he was not hired by Cain to intimidate or threaten anyone from making claims, but instead, to simply monitor the accusations against his client.
Wood, a reputable defamation lawyer in the nation, was hired Monday of this week when it became clear that Sharon Bialek was ready to make her allegations public.The two public accusers—Karen Kraushaar and Sharon Bialek—planned to hold a joint news conference, but Kraushaar backed-out on Thursday.
Both women have accused Cain of inappropriate behavior in the late 90’s when the candidate was head of the National Restaurant Association. Cain has denied the claims; however, it is difficult—under U.S. law for a government official or public figure—to formulate a successful defamation claim. Regardless of this difficulty, Wood said he is currently monitoring the situation to uncover the presence of false statements. Wood claims he was retained by Cain and not by his campaign. The prominent lawyer said he felt strongly about these types of cases.