UPDATE: There is this video from a Time Magazine Person of the Year panel that happened earlier this week where Anita Hill responds to a question about Herman Cain:
People believe I follow politics more closely than I actually do follow politics. I’ll simply say there are some serious issues out there and we all know what they are, and I think any one of us could speculate about what the outcome would be, but none of us know.
Herman Cain, meeting Michigan voters on Thursday, told a joke about Anita Hill, the woman who in the 1990s accused Clarence Thomas, then a nominee to the Supreme Court, of sexual harassment.
Asked if he heard the latest news on Hill, who is out with a new book on race and gender, Cain at first doubled over in laughter, and then had a quip of his own: “Is she going to endorse me?”
Hill weighed in on the allegations against Cain — four women have accused him of sexual harassment and he has denied the allegations — saying, according to a Forbes article, that the country is in a different place today than it was in 1991.
“What moved the country forward on the issue of sexual harassment was not my 1991 testimony,” she told a group of listening women judges, lawyers, elected officials and business executives at a Detroit gathering to promote her book. “It happened because of public engagement. Conversations that Americans started to have with daughters, sons, husbands, workplace colleagues — for the first time — about something that has been a problem for centuries.”
Cain as well as his supporters have likened his situation to Thomas’ confirmation hearings in 1991, calling it a “high-tech lynching.”