A woman who settled a sexual harassment complaint against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain in 1999 complained three years later at her next job about unfair treatment, saying she should be allowed to work from home after a serious car accident and accusing a manager of circulating a sexually charged email, The Associated Press has learned.
This is the new media “balance”. There would actually be something to this story, if perhaps the accuser displayed a disturbing trend of bouncing from job to job, filing sexual harassment complaints. But one complaint, three years later, isn’t a trend or even a pattern. It’s merely another complaint.
It isn’t, say, five different women accusing one man over the course of his employment at the National Restaurant Association. It isn’t two of the women now public and one known to have received what amounts to a full annual salary as a payout resulting from the alleged incident. It isn’t an allegation of the expectation of sexual favors in exchange for giving someone a job.
Now that, AP, would truly be disturbing.