Herman Cain’s campaign responded to the latest sexual misconduct allegations against him by questioning the motives of Cain’s accuser, Chicago homemaker Sharon Bialek.

A statement Monday night--which offers a preview of what the GOP presidential hopeful might say at his news conference in Phoenix Tuesday--charges Bialek with making “false accusations” at the behest of Cain’s political opponents and says she has a “long history of severe financial difficulties.” The statement also disparages Bialek’s attorney, Gloria Allred.

Bialek, interviewed on morning television shows, said she was acting on her own, is not being paid and is being represented by Allred for free. She said her only goal is in getting Cain “to come clean, to tell the truth.”

Read the complete statement from the Cain campaign, as conveyed by spokesman J.D. Gordon, after the jump:

Herman Cain to conduct press conference in Phoenix

In response to the allegations made today by Gloria Allred,  Mr. Cain will conduct a press conference at the Scottsdale Plaza in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, Nov. 8th at 3:00 pm local time.

It is noteworthy that Gloria Allred is a celebrity lawyer who specializes in generating publicity for herself and her clients.

Ms. Allred is a high-profile Democrat Party donor and activist who has given over ten thousand dollars to liberal Democrats like Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. 

The questions the media should be asking are who’s paying for Gloria Allred’s fee, how did Ms. Bialek get introduced to Ms. Allred, and was she paid to come forward with these false accusations or was she promised employment? 

After attacking Herman Cain through anonymous accusers for a week, his opponents have now convinced a woman with a long history of severe financial difficulties, including personal bankruptcy, to falsely accuse the Republican frontrunner of events allegedly occurring well over a decade ago for which there is no record, nor even a complaint filed.

We will release more information as it becomes available.