Yesterday, Sharon Bialek became the first woman to publicly come forward with allegations that Herman Cain sexually harassed her in 1997. Cain has denied these accusations and criticized Bialek's lawyer, Gloria Allred, who he called a "celebrity lawyer" in a statement issued by his campaign last night.
Bialek and Allred join Carol Costello on American Morning today to discuss the details of the allegations and to explain why Bialek is coming forward after all of these years. When asked why she decided to come forward with her allegations, Bialek says that her thirteen year old son ultimately influenced her decision.
"He said, mom, you need to do the right thing. I think you need to tell on him," Bialek explains. "That confirmed it for me"
Bialek urges Herman Cain to come forward with the details of the story for his wife, who she said must be going "through her own personal turmoil."