Why Cain’s Accusers Are Keeping Quiet

When one of Herman Cain’s sexual-harassment accusers decided not to go public with her story, The Daily Beast’s Lauren Ashburn understood. She’s endured more than her fair share of unwanted workplace advances in the past. Cainiacs claim the radio silence from the alleged victims proves their complaints were frivolous, but Ashburn has stayed quiet through compliments on her “rack,” and knee grabs, because she doesn’t want the controversy to define her life. “My fellow silent contingent of ‘victims’ does not want to go through life known primarily for speaking up about a horny man’s indiscretions,” she writes.