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SharBialek | John H. White~Sun-Times

Sharon Bialek | John H. White~Sun-Times

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Updated: January 3, 2012 9:07AM



The landlord for the Glenview woman accusing GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment is trying to evict her from her townhome, saying she owes $7,500 in back rent.

Cook County Sheriff’s deputies arrived Tuesday to serve an eviction notice at Sharon Bialek’s townhouse in The Glen subdivision, but Bialek was not home.

Sheriff’s spokesman Frank Bilecki said her landlord filed the eviction order to collect the back rent.

The sheriff’s department has until Dec. 15 to serve Bialek with the eviction notice, which requires her to appear in court, Bilecki said.

Court records show Bialek filed for bankruptcy in 1991 and 2001.

Represented by attorney Gloria Allred, Bialek appeared in a Nov. 7 press conference at the Friar’s Club in New York City to air her complaints against Cain.

Allred said Bialek met Cain in 1997 in Washington, D. C., when he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association, to see if Cain could get her a job.

They had drinks and dinner, but afterward while in Cain’s parked car he put his hand under her skirt and tried to get her to perform a sex act, Allred said.

Bialek, 50, was the fourth woman to accuse Cain of sexual harassment.

This week, a Georgia woman told an Atlanta news station she had a 13-year affair with Cain, who denied the relationship.

On Wednesday, Cain said he was pressing on with his campaign, but acknowledged the toll the accusations have been taking and said he would decide by next week whether to drop out of the Republican race.

Contributing: The Associated Press



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