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Cain accuser defends decision to go public with allegations, says she has 'nothing to gain'
WASHINGTON (AP) ' A woman who has publicly accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of groping her several years ago says she has "nothing to gain" by coming forward.
Sharon Bialek (BEYE'-uh-lihk) tells CBS's "The Early Show" she's standing by her assertion that Cain made an inappropriate sexual advance toward her at a time when she was seeking his help in finding a job.
Asked about Cain's characterization of her charges as a "total fabrication," Bialeck stood her ground. She said she went public because "I wanted to give him a platform to come clean, to tell the truth."
She said, "I was trying to be nice about it and it just didn't work."
Cain says there's "not an ounce of truth" in the accusations, which he'll address in more detail later Tuesday.