Karen Kraushaar, Herman Cain sexual harassment accuser, goes public

Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the media Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Cain was responding to Sharon Bialek, a Chicago-area woman, who accused Cain on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, of making an unwanted sexual advance against her in 1997. CBS

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One of Herman Cain's original accusers confirmed to CBS News that she received a settlement from the National Restaurant Association after accusing Cain of sexual harassment.

Karen Kraushaar, 55, is currently a spokesperson for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at the Treasury Department.

Kraushaar told CBS News that she is interested in holding a press conference with all of the women who claim they were harassed by Cain.

"The whole situation is so volatile right now, I just don't want to say anymore," Kraushaar told CBS News.

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On Friday, the National Restaurant Association agreed to waive a confidentiality agreement that barred her from discussing her complaints. Her attorney, Joel Bennett, told reporters last week that his client had reported a series of incidents involving Cain when she worked in the communications department at the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s.

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