Déjà Vu

Latest Herman Cain Allegations All Too Familiar

While Fox News anchors block out the latest allegations against Herman Cain, The Daily Beast’s Michelle Goldberg says Sharon Bialek’s story is entirely plausible. For professional women working their way up the corporate ladder, “it’s often hard to tell, at least initially, whether a man is offering mentorship or lechery.” Goldberg herself recalls being propositioned by a professor who she thought just admired her writing. And she understands why the accuser never went public until now: “No one wants to spend her life in court ... In other words, while I don’t know whether Bialek’s story is true, I do know that it rings true.”