[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/08/30/costello_vert.jpg width=200 height=230 align="right"]
From CNN's Carol Costello:
After days of blaming the media, Rick Perry, and all those women named "anonymous," Herman Cain can at last point to an accuser with a face and a voice. Yesterday, Sharon Bialek, a former National Restaurant Association employee, accused Cain of groping her sexually in 1997 when she asked him to help her find a job.
Cain has denied Bialek's claims and issued a statement that reads, "Just as the country finally begins to refocus on our crippling $15 trillion national debt and the unacceptably high unemployment rate, now activist celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred is bringing forth more false accusations against the character of Republican front-runner Herman Cain."
However, Bialek's claims go beyond sexual harassment. CNN legal analyst Jeffery Toobin says Bialek's allegations amount to assault and that Cain may never recover.
Talk Back: Is the Cain accuser's statement a game changer?
Let us know what you think. Your answer may be read on this morning's broadcast.