She sued. She settled. She signed an agreement of non-disclosure.
Then someone disclosed. She, or a couple of shes as another duo piled on, were hamstrung by the settlement agreement. She lawyered up and the attorney went public in a big way. What could be done for these poor women without the National Restaurant Association waiving the non-disclosure provisions?
Oops! The NRA did waive. Now what?
Lawyer mumbles some vague additional charges but then says poor litigant just want to remain anonymous and not dredge it all up again. Which would raise the question of why she lawyered up in the first place and let her attorney go blazingly public?
Strange outcomes ensue:
Yet despite the maelstrom, Cain’s accusers remain anonymous and the details of the allegations oddly vague. With many conservatives believing that sexual harassment lawsuits are an industry and that frivolous cases are often settled to avoid more expensive litigation, there was a growing sense that Cain was being treated unfairly.As typical with this sort of issue in America, you must go off-shore to get some coherent commentary on the topic. From the Daily Telegraph in the UK:
Funny Thing on the Way to a Lynching
Did the candidate mishandle the incident? Absolutely. The first rule of putting out fires is to stand tall and provide full and detailed disclosure. The death-of-a-thousand-cuts from gradual erosion in a daily series of revelations is much worse.
Cain will undoubtedly learn from this experience. That which does not kill us only makes us stronger.