Updated:BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.,None —
Channel 2 Action News has learned one of
the women who alleged a 13-year affair with one-time presidential hopeful Herman Cain, will be hitting the red carpet with famed attorney Gloria Allred.
Ginger White will be the guest of attorney Gloria Allred at the Night of 100 Stars Oscar Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills,
Calif., Sunday night.
In November, White came out and said she had an affair with Cain that lasted 13-years.
Cain was still in the running as a presidential hopeful for the 2012 election, but suspended his campaign shortly afterward.
White told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri that coming forward and exposing her alleged affair with Cain was not an easy thing to do.
"This was not something that I wanted, to hurt
anyone; not a fun, not a fun thing," White said.
Cain denied the accusations and said White was a friend that he was trying to help.
Allred had previously represented another woman who alleged appropriate behavior by Cain, Sharon Bialek.
Bialek accused Cain of behaving inappropriately when she sought to be rehired at the National Restaurant Association, which Cain headed at the time.
During a November news conference, Bialek described an evening in mid-July 1997 when she had dinner in Washington, D.C., with Cain, whom she had contacted in hopes he could help her find a job. The two were in a car for what she thought was a ride to an office building.
"Instead of going into the
offices, he suddenly reached over and he put his hand on my leg, under my skirt toward my genitals," she said.
"He also pushed my head toward his crotch," she added.
She said she told Cain to stop, adding that he did.
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Bialek said she did not file a workplace complaint against Cain at the time because she was not employed.
Allred said Bialek was employed for parts of 2006 and 2007 at the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association, an industry trade group that Cain headed at the time. She said she first met him at an organization convention, interacting with him several times over the course of a few days.
In mid-2007, Allred said, Bialek was fired from her job, and her boyfriend suggested she contact Cain in hopes he could help her find employment.
That led some time later to a trip to Washington, where Cain upgraded her hotel room to a suite, Bialek said, and the alleged unwanted sexual advance took place after they had gone to dinner.
Allred said she invited White as her guest "to honor her for her courage and her willingness to support other women."