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Welcome -- is good to have you with us -- -- it's been a very busy a couple of days so we appreciate you coming in today.
Sharon first questions for you how did you Gloria connect how did you find each other right.
The person that I was dating when this incident happened.
He called me and recommended that it go forward and contact Gloria because he said you have to be with the -- And is your fiance no it's not I can't say that this is the person from fourteen years ago.
I was so he reached out to you don't -- out of the blue -- he thought I might have been one of the anonymous ones.
I say and I said that I wasn't.
I'm at -- in a quandary here helping out what should I do and he thought the best thing to do was to go forward with this.
And if I was going to do so that I needed to get in contact with Gloria.
OK so -- you had not reached out to her in any way.
No Martha I -- from practicing law for 36 years I've had thousands of people contact me every one of my clients as a person who has contacted me so I I've.
I had never heard of Sharon before this.
I citizen in president you know how this came about might decide to pursue it.
You know there's a lot of people who are looking at the situation saying well why on earth would she wait.
If this to happen and you were so upset by why would you wait until -- come -- when this man is running for president -- -- -- new -- that you could very potentially.
Mean the person in -- the straw that broke the camel's back from him why wolf first of wild.
He was the first -- mr.
-- I wasn't working for the National Restaurant Association at that point so in terms of any kind of recourse we weren't I'm joined together in terms of any kind of relationship a working relationship.
And I was embarrassed to be honest with you -- mean that's not the kind of thing that people like to bring up I told exactly two people what happened.
Didn't they have corroborated with my story.
And I just you know I just kind of wanted it to go away.
If you will and then when.
When I saw him running for president and I actually heard him speak.
And I was sitting in the audience it with the thought kept running through my mind as boy.
I hope this man I hope that -- nobody else had to have what happened to me.
And I really dead and I I wasn't I was gonna keep mum and I wasn't gonna say a word that this was gonna keep it inside me and the other two people.
And then you know -- dot and then when that other women Kemp came port which they sort of dead really didn't and they couldn't speaker didn't want to speak.
I had to do -- we -- -- people into the situation and say she's coming forward for money from.
Has anybody offered you any money in the situation.
Absolutely not do you plan to make any money off that would you write a book would you do enemies from running -- you -- magazine interview for money based on us this isn't the -- came forward why would you do it.
I I'd have to think about that that's -- that's so far off the radar right now right now my main goal and it and it was financially too is.
This is -- To get.
-- to speak to get -- it -- -- -- this question personally and then why do you send him an email -- letter and say look I you should know.
That I remember what happened and I'm gonna come forward and talk about it why didn't you do that.
Because those kinds of things usually don't end up in a good situation.
-- I I thought it best to go through an attorney because -- just what's going on now.
It's -- need protection but -- -- you only want him to come clean you only want him to speak out and say yes this so what do you want to say exactly.
I want him -- knowledge that.
That at points in time in his life he's been inappropriate with women.
I don't know what the others allegations are I know what mine -- I know I'm speaking the truth.
And that's what I want him to do was to say hey you know I've made some mistakes and we all make mistakes you know America section for you expect -- happened today when he comes out.
I mean is he gonna say there's a lot of choices he could say hey I I've never met this woman -- matter who she is or he could say yes I've met this woman she obviously weighed this under an AM this interpreted.
My intentions towards her you know what do you expect he was what do you think is gonna say yeah you're going to be hanging on every word -- -- -- sure I'm I'm I'm sure hate he will.
Acknowledged that he knows me because I don't think he he cannot because when I saw him at T -- in Chicago and -- ninety's I'm conference there.
-- he did acknowledge that he remembered me so for him to go back and that would be just what he's doing now which is not telling the truth.
So and I think what he's gonna -- going to say is he still gonna deny it unfortunately.
My hope of all hopes is that he won't.
Because I think he's being miss -- misguided by his people right now I think they're giving -- really bad advice and if he doesn't there's probably.
I hope then.
If he doesn't that there might be more coming out -- and and what's what's that gonna serve with -- you call what happened to you.
It -- and you know harassment -- and it -- you know what what would you call.
Unwanted advances -- want to advance to -- you know when -- had to -- myself you know and I'm sympathetic you know we've all been in situations in a workplace situations where you know the -- line is is.
You know a little regret a tired but when I did something to myself if I put myself in your -- -- -- I get on the train what I go to visit this man.
What I -- in the hotel overnight what I have cocktails with him in the hotel lobby.
And go out for dinner.
I'm thinking well I probably would send a letter -- an excuse me but given your office -- -- you know maybe once but cocktails and dinner seems like a strange way to have this meeting to me I'm glad you brought that up.
Actually it's first -- -- you have to understand that I head.
Had an opportunity along with my then boyfriend to meet Herman during -- -- convention we spent a lot of time with him.
I had nothing but in the utmost admiration from fact when he got done with one of his speeches I said you gonna be running when he running for president so.
Going there what I mean why would I even think you.
Thought anything we you know would transpire so why would -- he was that he was a -- when did you upgraded your round and you said he thought that was odd.
That's here report by the -- and has him at that moment maybe say look I just wanna make sure we're on the same -- you're not on a date right now now now that -- that it.
Again he's he he I just thought he was being kind -- I mean why would I why would I think anything differently and I think I would have thought it was well -- personally and at that point it out.
In retrospect -- that we can now see what yeah pattern was.
And but the point was he had met her boyfriend.
She he knew why she was there it was to discuss the job.
She thought the best of him she didn't think that he would be the kind of person and it would act in the Arab redneck -- my education headed in different but that was interconnect clear up one thing to back door when you when you asked about why would I go out to dinner with him.
I did not suggest dinner by the -- -- -- your point about you know I would just send them a letter what I wanted to do was have coffee with -- He asked need to let -- know where I was staying.
And at that point he said.
Why don't we -- in the hotel lab tech and it will not talk last year how much time there left but I do -- -- play is because this this is his only reaction so -- at a news conference standings -- Jimmy -- last night -- -- obviously a comedy menu -- but is the only place that he's so far responded to this.
In a serious way so I want to take a look at this and get your is your response.
I'm sitting here.
And they are watching me and they could see steam coming out of my years.
And that the feelings that you have when you know that all of this is totally fabricated you go from angered.
Mean you go you get discussed.
You know you try to control yourself to make sure you watch this thing all the way through and I will listen very closely.
And then little volatile with -- well I know we got to do.
He says is completely.
Well that those comments about anger frustration steam coming out of here.
Yesterday when he went into this I was completely fine as this day has progressed.
I'm feeling all those feelings that Herman's feeling the anger the frustration only.
I know the truth.
And he's not telling -- you know when his initial accusations from the other women who are anonymous came out.
Everybody start looking in every political campaign asking who might be behind this is trying to take Herman Cain -- these accusations.
People are gonna wanna know that from you did any campaign contact you in -- -- now I'm not affiliated with hi everybody is looking into your financial pass that there's a bankruptcy there was some leans against you these are things that a lot of people in this country have to deal at unfortunately.
One of the things is that you live in that at at 505 north that north lake shore.
Drive apartment right in this same building -- have -- missing element in essence I guess I don't know David -- ever had any interaction I -- -- I I I saw him in the gym I'd you know everybody next to each other to friendly building but I never had any interaction with him and I might add that she is a registered Republican.
Registered guests and you did what they're gonna say about you learn and has been -- is and you have supported democratic candidates in the past that you know this is a political vendetta for you what do you say to that.
I'm sure remember Martha about a month or two ago when I was here in new York and held a news conference at my client and we attacked congressman.
Anthony Weiner a Democrat for inappropriate sexual texting that he had done that to my client my client said.
That he should resign in past also I have criticized President Clinton.
For lying to the American people about the Monica Lewinsky issue.
And so whether idea I'm representing my client I am a proud supporter of women's rights and of the brave women.
Like Sharon who had been with standout and break the silence and tell the truth.
And that's and I don't care if if the man is rich and powerful and famous politician and a pretty Democrat Republican or libertarian or no party at all -- -- -- got to stand up for when I pour on the thank you very much about thanks and we'll check for coming in talking to us and we appreciate each.
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