A statement from Herman Cain accuser Karen Kraushaar, via attorney Joel Bennett:

As of this time, we have not heard from the other women who have stated that they were sexually harassed. We are still hopeful that they will have the courage to come forward, but we completely understand if they choose not to.

Anyone should be able to report allegations of sexual harassment without fear that their lives and careers will be put on public display and laid open to public scrutiny.

This matter occurred in 1999, when I made good-faith allegations of sexual harassment while I was employed at the National Restaurant Association. They were not baseless and a settlement was deemed appropriate. As my attorney and I have said, we stand by that complaint.

As a career federal employee, I have no interest in getting involved in the presidential campaign. Even though I understand the intense media interest in this story, I cannot allow the continuing fascination with it to be a distraction to me, my colleagues and staff. We have jobs to do. I am proud to be a career member of the federal work force, and anxious to continue with my duties.

As of this time, we have not heard from the other women who have stated that they were sexually harassed. We are still hopeful that they will have the courage to come forward, but we completely understand if they choose not to.

Kraushaar indicated yesterday that she would like to hold a press conference with the other accusers. It appears that may not be happening.