Nightly News | November 07, 2011
>>> tonight as we mentioned there are new sexual misconduct accusations against gop presidential candidate herman cain , this time from a woman who stepped forward publically, told her own story in her own words and, again, herman cain said these accusations are not true. fair warning here, not all of this is family friendly. nbc's kelly o'connell h'donnell has our details.
>> reporter: led by the hand through a jam of cameras and reporters, glory are a allred presented a chicago-area single mother, sharon bialik .
>> i met mr. cain while i was employed at the national restaurant association .
>> reporter: her job was terminated in june 1997 . today, the trade group would not comment on her dismissal. she said she contacted cane at her boyfriend's suggestion, hoping to find a new job. she arranged to meet cain at the capital hilton in washington. after dinner and drinks she said cain offered to drive her to the restaurant association's offices. reading from a statement she gave reporters a graphic account of an alleged sexual account by cain .
>> instead of going into the offices he suddenly reached over b and he put his hand on my leg, under my skirt and reached for my genitals. he also grabbed my head and brought it towards his crotch.
>> reporter: bialik said she was shocked.
>> i said, what are you doing? you know i have a boyfriend. this isn't what i came here for. mr. cain said, you want a job, right?
>> reporter: bialik said she rebuffed him and he stopped.
>> i really didn't want to be here today and wouldn't have been here if it had not been for three other women who have alleged sexual harassment against mr. cain . i want you, mr. cain , to come clean. just admit what you did. admit you were inappropriate to people.
>> reporter: trying to bolster bialik 's credibility allred held up two affidavits from people she told about the incident in 1997 including her boyfriend and a businessmen tor. allred didn't release their names. errfully the conference cain 's camp issued a statement declaring all allegations against mr. cain are completely false. mr. cain has never harassed anyone. friday he tried to shut down reporter questions.
>> don't even go there.
>> reporter: later responding on fox news.
>> i wanted to send a message to our supporters and to everybody else. we had nothing to hide. i had nothing to hide.
>> reporter: allred made a point to say bialik was a republican and hasn't sold her story. she has had financial and legal problems in the past. when asked why she did not report this at the time filing a complaint in 1997 she says she did not tell the national restaurant association because she was no longer an employee. brian?
>> kelly o'donnell in our d.c. newsroom tonight. thanks.