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Cain to address Sharon Bialek allegations 5 p.m. EST

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WASHINGTON--Embattled GOP 2012 White House hopeful Herman Cain will address allegations of sexual harrassment--the latest from a suburban Chicago woman, Sharon Bialek, at a press conference from Scottsdale, Az. at 3 p.m. 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday.

Bialek, from Mundelein, appeared on NBC's "The Today Show" Tuesday morning with her lawyer, Gloria Allerd and has more interviews booked in the wake of her Monday New York press conference Monday where she came forward to discuss a groping episode with Cain.

The chief of the GOP-allied Concerned Women for America, Penny Nance, said in a statement Tuesday Bialek appears credible and Cain needs to address her allegations.

From Nance: "While seeing Gloria Allred insert herself into another national scandal (her last client was a porn star) was disturbing, listening to Sharon Bialek's story of how she was dealt with by Herman Cain was even more shocking. I have to reiterate that in my dealings with Mr. Cain he has always been a gentleman. However, hearing that there is a growing number of women who have accused Mr. Cain of inappropriate behavior gives me pause.

"This woman is now the face of an issue that continues to grow and be a distraction for Mr. Cain's campaign. Mr. Cain needs to address these new allegations head on. Unlike anonymous allegations, Miss Bialek appeared credible, and I was very disturbed by her characterization of what happened. Whoever Republican primary voters choose as president should be a man or woman of good moral character. We said when Bill Clinton was president that character counts, and we still believe that."

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