WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney
says allegations that rival Herman Cain groped a former employee
are "particularly disturbing" and must be addressed.
Romney told ABC News/ Yahoo! on Tuesday that he will not judge
whether Sharon Bialek's claims against Cain are true. He declined
to say whether they are disqualifying.
Bialek came forward Monday to say that Cain groped her in car
more than a decade ago after they'd had dinner in Washington. Cain
headed the National Restaurant Association at the time and the
unemployed Bialek was seeking job advice.
Cain has denied all the allegations against him. He's scheduled
to answer questions at a news conference Tuesday in Phoenix.
Romney said - quote - "These are serious allegations and
they're going to have to be addressed."
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