Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks after meeting with doctors attending the Docs4PatientCare conference in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday.. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

A sexual harassment tsunami is threatening to swamp the Herman Cain campaign ship as a third worker at the National Restaurant Association is claiming the GOP presidential contender displayed aggressive and inappropriate behavior towards her while Cain served as president of the trade association.

The employee contacted The Associated Press Wednesday with her story and follows Capitol Hill Blue’s disclosure Tuesday that Cain has a long and sordid history of sexually harassing female employees not only at the restaurant trade group but also at other companies he ran.

The new complaint comes from a woman who said she did not file a formal complaint because she knew of the charges filed by two other female employees and felt she did not need to file.  If the other complaints had not been filed she would have done so, the woman told the AP.

Cain, she said, invited her to join him for a drink at his corporate apartment after work.

The Cain campaign is denying the new charges and claiming the story was a plant by GOP rival Rick Perry.  Perry says it wasn’t him and suggested it might have been Mitt Romney’s campaign that planted the story.

Cain’s frequently shifting story about the sexual harassment charges have plunged his campaign in defense mode and is helping fuel a sex scandal that is growing daily.

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Doug Thompson published his first story and photo at age 11 -- a newspaper article about racism and the Klan in Prince Edward County, VA, in 1958. From that point on, he decided to become a newspaperman and did just that -- reporting news and taking photos full-time at his hometown paper, becoming the youngest full-time reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia in 1965 and spent most of the past 55+ years covering news around the country and the globe. After a short sabbatical as a political operative in Washington in the 1980s, he returned to the news profession in 1992. Today, he is a contract reporter/photojournalist for BHMedia and owns Capitol Hill Blue and other news websites.


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