Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain acknowledges that he was accused of sexual harassment during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association some 15 years ago.
A Politico story said Cain was twice accused of “sexually suggestive behavior”, and that two female employees were paid to leave the National Restaurant Association, and they were barred from discussing the case. Cain says he was “falsely accused” and he has “never sexually harassed anyone”. He believes he is the victim of a “witch hunt”.
Laws concerning sexual harassment are shared with employees at virtually every public and private organization in the U.S. I have no doubt that there are dishonest people willing to take advantage of those laws in looking for a big financial settlement. Many times the allegations come down to “he said, she said”, and simply cannot be proved.
The important point is not the media attention Herman Cain is getting from this, but how he handles it.
Our thought for today is from Abraham Lincoln:
“Nearly all men can handle adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”