Donna Donella, becomes fifth woman to raise questions over Herman Cain’s behavior, saying he asked her to arrange dinner date with woman who attended 2002 speech in Egypt.
Herman Cain reportedly asked Donna Donella, former USAID worker, to set up a dinner date with a woman who attended a speech he gave in Egypt in 2002, the Washington Examiner is reporting, but when she declined to do so, he allegedly said, “then you and I can have dinner.”
Donna Donella said she felt it was important to describe her encounter with Cain after hearing more serious allegations of sexual harassment brought by other women.
“I couldn’t swear that he had some untoward intentions, but we all thought his tone was suspect and we didn’t feel comfortable putting him in touch with that woman,” Donella recalled.
“I think [Cain] should not be a serious candidate for the presidential nomination because of what I’ve seen,” said Donella, an independent who said she voted for President Obama in 2008 and probably will again next year. “He’s not a person I would want running the country.” Source: Washington Examiner
This is a mess and it has taken an ugly turn, particularly since we can put names to some of the players involved. Yesterday Sharon Bialek leveled damaging accusations of sexual harassment against Cain and now we have another woman, Donna Donella, who felt his behavior was very suggestive. I am no fan of Gloria Allred, who I believe is an ambulance chaser of sorts, but I know she’s calculating, shrewd and wouldn’t pick a fight with Cain if she didn’t believe she had the ace in her pocket.