The first woman who publicly detailed allegations of sexual harassment against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain could be evicted from her Glenview townhome.
Sharon Bialek's landlord filed an eviction order to collect $7,500 in back rent, according to a Cook County Sheriff’s spokesman. Formal papers were delivered to Bialek's home Tuesday evening after a failed attempt earlier that day.
Last month Bialek accused Cain of trying grope her in his car in 1997 as she sought his assistance getting a job for the American Restaurant Association. She said she recently confronted him at a suburban Chicago Tea Party event.
"He looked at me and said, 'Of course, I remember you,' " she said.
The Cain campaign went on attack, releasing numerous court cases involving Bialek and a child custody fight from 11 years ago, as well as a bankruptcy filing listing thousands of dollars in debts and creditors, including $4,500 in back rent on a Lake Shore Drive condo, more than $17,000 in back legal fees and more than $13,000 in credit card debt.
Bialek responded that she was disappointed but not surprised by his remarks, and despite accusations, she maintains she didn't come forward with her story to make money.
"My life's an open book," she said. "If you know Sharon Bialek, what you see is what you get."