Report: Lawyer for Woman Who Accused Cain of Harassment Wants to Tell Story

National Journal Staff

A lawyer for one of the women who accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment says she is seeking release from a confidentiality agreement so she can tell her story, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. 

Joel P. Bennett, the woman's attorney, called on the National Restaurant Association to release her from her promise not to discuss the allegations or disparage the group, the Post reported.

Cain headed the association from 1996 to 1999. A report earlier this week from Politico said that two women accused Cain of sexual harassment while he was the CEO of the trade group. Cain and his campaign have denied the veracity of the allegations.