Politics & Policy

Woman Who Accused Cain at NRA Received Year’s Salary

One of the women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association received a year’s salary ($35,000) from the NRA in severance pay, reports the New York Times.

UPDATE: For clarification, here are a few details from the NYT piece, including that “other factors” had played a role in determining the severance the woman received:

Four people with contemporaneous knowledge of the incident said the encounter had taken place in the context of a work outing during which there was heavy drinking, a hallmark, they said, of outings with an organization that represents the hospitality industry. They spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid being publicly drawn into the dispute, and declined to provide details of the encounter, saying they did not want to violate the privacy of the woman.

Two of them said that other factors had been involved in her severance, and that other, less-loaded issues had been making her unhappy at the association. But they said the encounter with Mr. Cain had added an emotional charge, and contributed to the size of her payment. One former colleague familiar with the details said such a severance was not common, especially for an employee with the woman’s years at the association and her pay grade.

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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