A fourth woman Sharon Bialek, accusing Cain of sexual harassment, went public on Monday in a press conference with celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred.
Bialek, a mother of three that Allred introduced as a registered Republican, revealed her encounter with the Republican candidate in 1997 in which she says he crossed the line when she asked him for help getting a job after being let go from the National Restaurant Association’s educational foundation.
“He put his hand on my leg under my skirt and reached for my genitals,” Bialek said. “He also grabbed my head and brought it to his crotch.”
At that point, Bialek says, Cain justified his actions by saying, “You want a job, right?”
Bialek, who did not file a lawsuit at the time and says she has no plans to do so, said she is coming forward now to give “a face and voice” to the other women who suffered similar sexual harassment.
“Admit what you did,” Bialek said, addressing Cain. “Make this right.”
Cain has been dogged by reports he paid women to stay quiet about their allegations of sexual harassment in the 1990s during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association, Politico.com reported.
Allred has famously repped a litany of controversial clients, including Tiger Woods’ mistresses Rachel Uchitel and Joslyn James as well as Anthony Weiner’s former porn star pal Ginger Lee.
Cain said this weekend he would no longer answer questions about the alleged harassment, and that his campaign was “getting back on message.”
His popularity has taken a hit in the wake of the harassment scandal, which has dominated the headlines since the Politico report broke.