Below, release from Gloria Allred....
Statement regarding Scott Lee Cohen and Amanda Eneman
On Saturday, February 6, 2010, we issued a statement on behalf of Amanda Eneman, Scott Lee Cohen's former girlfriend. Mr. Cohen had previously invited his former girlfriend to speak out and she did. In the statement, Ms. Eneman indicated that Mr. Cohen was not fit for any public office including that of Lt. Governor.
Yesterday, the day after she issued her statement, Mr. Cohen dropped out of the race. Ms. Eneman's statement may have been the final straw for his ill fated campaign.
Ms. Eneman believes that the lesson to be learned from all of this is that politicians should be beyond reproach and live their lives in a way that reflects the high standard that the public has the right to expect.
Ms. Eneman did not ask to be thrust into this public debate and would have preferred not to have been part of it. It has been embarrassing for her to be the subject of discussion and to hear false statements being made about her. I commend her for speaking out. She has displayed an enormous amount of courage in order to make sure that the people of Illinois have elected officials of whom they can be proud.
February 8, 2010