As the saga of the latest Herman Cain sexual assault accusations continues, a story gaining steam Tuesday morning deals with the allegations that the accuser, Sharon Bialek, had an interesting embrace with Herman Cain at a Tea Party convention last month. That accusation isn't coming from just any random observer, however. It's coming from a major radio host at Chicago's WIND-RADIO. And according to her, the encounter may have been Bialek confronting Cain about the alleged assault.
Here's how the Chicago Sun Times covers the news:
They hugged each other backstage in a full embrace like old friends.
She grabbed his arm and whispered in his left ear.
She kept talking as he bent to listen, and he kept saying “Uh, huh. Uh, huh.”
“I don’t know if what she was giving him was a sucker punch, but he didn’t put his arm down while she was talking to him,” said the Sneed source.
The “he”... is GOP presidential contender Herman Cain, who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women.
The “she”... is Chicagoan Sharon Bialek, who held a news conference Tuesday as the only woman to PUBLICLY accuse Cain of sexual harassment.
The Sneed source ... is WIND radio co-host Amy Jacobson, who tells Sneed she witnessed the Cain/Bialek encounter a month ago while backstage at the AM 560 WIND sponsored TeaCon meeting in Schaumburg Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.
Quoth Jacobson: “I had turned on TV to find out who was Cain’s accuser, and I almost fell over when I saw it was Sharon Bialek accusing Cain of groping her genitals.”
On radio Tuesday, she joined Glenn Beck to describe exactly what she saw.
Jacobson said Bialek "bum rushed" her to get to Cain while backstage at the event. That led to what she described as an intense encounter that you could "cut with a knife." She said Bialek had Cain's ear for two to three minutes, and after it was over, Bialek "stormed" off. That has led Jacobsen to conclude that Bialek was, in fact, confronting Cain about the alleged encounter.
You can listen to more of the details below, as well as why Jacobsen believes Bialek is telling the truth:
As a side note, the Fox interview referenced by Beck and Jacobsen is below. In it, Bialek doesn't seem to rule out taking money for something in the future, and she does seem to say that she didn't confront Cain beforehand: