The National Restaurant Association has finally spoken, and is confirming the 1999 complaint against Herman Cain did in fact occur, and that Cain was not party to the agreement nor was there any admission of guilt. They also agreed to release the still anonymous woman from her confidentiality agreement. Whether she’ll actually come forward remains to be seen. Read the details below:
“Based upon the information currently available, we can confirm that more than a decade ago, in July 1999, Mr. Bennett’s client filed a formal internal complaint, in accordance with the Association’s existing policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. Mr. Herman Cain disputed the allegations in the complaint. The Association and Mr. Bennett’s client subsequently entered into an agreement to resolve the matter, without any admission of liability. Mr. Cain was not a party to that agreement. The agreement contains mutual confidentiality obligations. Notwithstanding the Association’s ongoing policy of maintaining the privacy of all personnel matters, we have advised Mr. Bennett that we are willing to waive the confidentiality of this matter and permit Mr. Bennett’s client to comment. As indicated in Mr. Bennett’s statement, his client prefers not to be further involved with this matter and we will respect her decision.
Read the full Press Release at News Release | National Restaurant Association.