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the sniper of baghdad and described sniping and killing our american troops that would be going around the streets in baghdad. and having grown up and being shot at by a sniper in lebanon, this was very personal to me. so gathering intelligence that located and took that person off the street and helped save lives of our military men and women was just one of my proudest moments with the agency. >> well, it's an amazing story, an inspirational story. good luck to you. thanks for coming in and telling us about it. >> thank you for having me. >> i loved her story. anderson cooper starts right now. good evening. we begin tonight keeping them honest. herman cain stepped up to deny any and all sexual harassment allegations against him by any and every accuser, period. none of it happened, he says, period. what's more, he says he has no memory at all of sharon bialek, the woman who came forward yesterday and accused him of
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groping her. he called her a troubled woman brought forth by the democratic machine, unquote. his lawyer this evening attacking bialek. at the same time mr. cain saying he doesn't remember her. >> i tried to remember if i recognized her, and i didn't. i tried to remember if i remembered that name, and i didn't. the charges and the accusations i absolutely reject. they simply didn't happen. they simply did not happen. >> so it did not happen, and he doesn't remember her. both statements categorical. the second is simple to check. bialek claims cain took her to dinner and upgraded her hotel room. there are credit card statements, no doubt, expense reports, hotel phone record. you can bet that every news
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organization, ours included, is doing what it can to find the facts. even as herman cain denied knowing sharon bialek. the initial accuser came forward. karen kraushaar. they received monetary settlements from the national restaurant association. she worked at the treasury department, a career civil servant and registered republican though she did give $250 to the democratic national commit in 2009. today cain said he did remember her and identified her as the only woman he remembers any kind of encounter with, one he calls totally innocent. >> i can only recall one thing that i was aware of that was called sexual harassment. the one thing that i remember that i remembered during the day when all of this broke loose is that one day in my office at the national restaurant association, i was standing next to ms.
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kraushaar and i gestured standing near her like this, you're the same height as my wife because my wife comes up to my chin. that was the one gesture that i remember. >> herman cain painting a very g-rated encounter with kraushaar and adding that her allegations were found baseless and the money paid her was a part of a termination agreement, not some kind of claim settlement. >> when the firestorm started a week ago monday, i was presented with the accusation of some settlement was made. settlement to me means that there were legal implications. later during that same day, i then recall after all those years that there was an agreement. that's what businesses sign with employees who are departing the company. they call it an agreement. settlement implies legal implications. all of the potential legal implications or ramifications or
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accusations were found to be baseless. >> keeping them honest, we don't know whether the restaurant association's investigation found the allegations baseless or not. ms. kraushaar's attorney says his client's claims have merit of multiple incidents over multiple days that constituted sexual harassment, unquote. clearly someone is not telling the truth, mr. cain or his multiple accuser. as said today, this isn't just a he said, she said story, this is a he said, she said, she said and she said story. as herman cain was denying everything today, a friend of the other woman who settled with the nra spoke out. she said that her friend told her that the sharon bialek's encounter came that it was well known that cain behaved badly. that accuser is staying anonymous. two have publicly come forward. herman cain hinted that there may be other allegations by
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other accusers. he said any and all would be untrue. he said he'd be willing to take a pole graph test while saying in the same breath, he won't. >> as distasteful as it might be, would you be willing to do a lie detector test to prove your honesty in something like this. >> yes. >> go ahead. >> yes, i absolutely would, but i'm not going to do that unless i have a good reason to do that. >> let's bring in our political panel. dplor ya borger who has been breaking news almost daily. also maria cardona who says she's a friend of accuser karen kraushaar. and ari fleischer. you can follow him on twitte twitter @arifleischer. you know this woman karen kraushaar. what did she tell you about mr. cain? >> she didn't go into the allegations, anderson, because clearly she didn't want to relive this as she has had to on an hourly basis, but she did say something very similar to what
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joel said, was that they were sexual harassment gestures and they happened repeatedly. what i can tell you is that when i hired her at the i.n.s. -- >> you hired this woman? >> correct. i hired her when i was communications director at the i.n.s. in the last two years of the clinton administration. and she came to the i.n.s. directly from the national restaurant association. and what she told me recently -- i was not aware of this back at the time. i know that she's always been very grateful to me for having hired her at the time. she's told me recently, she said, maria, now you know why i have been so grateful to you all this time for hiring me when you did at the i.n.s. because you have saved me from this monster. clearly she was talking about mr. cain and everything he endured when working there. >> she described him as what? what was the word? >> she said, you have saved me from this monster, indicating everything that she had to
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endure while she was working with mr. cain at the national restaurant association. >> she's clearly saying it is more than just this incident that mr. cain recounted of comparing her height to his wife's height? >> absolutely. no doubt about that, that what she is saying is that a lot more occurred. >> maria, the cain campaign sent out a message this morning entitled "who is karen bialek" that's the woman who made the accusation yesterday. as ms. sharon bialek has placed herself in the public spotlight through making patently false allegations against mr. cain, it is only fair to compare her track record alongside mr. cain's. then they list her debts and attacking her as an accuser. is this something that karen kraushaar wanted to stay anonymous? >> i think that's one reason, anderson. but i think that anybody who understands these things, not wanting to come out publicly, first of all, you don't want to relive a nightmare situation that happened a long time ago. secondly, she is concerned about her personal safety, and that of
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her family. but thirdly, she doesn't want to go through this because she is a classy, professional individual. she doesn't want to be, if she can avoid it, she doesn't want to be at a microphone talking about lurid gestures that she says happened when she worked for mr. cain at the national restaurant association. i think all of those things put together, any woman can understand why she wouldn't want to come out publicly to talk about this. >> has she told you what she's lurid gestures were? >> she was not -- she did not go into detail with me, anderson, again because -- and i didn't want to make her relive this because she has to now repoeat repeatedly. >> herman cain said today that accusations were investigated and found to be baseless. we know there were payouts. any evidence that he was somehow cleared, hayes indicaas he indi?
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>> no, when the national restaurant association issued a statement they did not make any results of the internal investigation. so we really don't know. i think mr. cain could really clear this up if he wanted to by saying to his former employers there and to the board there, look, release my employment records. let it be known that when you did your own internal investigation this was cleared, and i waive my confidentiality. so he's been saying it's baseless. and that's, i think, anderson, quite frankly, why you see these women coming out because they feel that it impugns their own integrity when he says these claims were baseless and they were just paid sort of go away money. they say their charges were real. >> gloria, he's making a distinction between some sort of settlement and just an agreement, an end of employment agreement. >> right. >> if there was a large payout or $45,000 or $35,000 or however
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much and -- is there really a distinction between a settlement and an agreement in. >> well, i think in these women's minds there certainly ii isn't. and i spoke today with one of the women who said to me, in fact, at the time, after the women went to their bosses and said, look, we have this problem, that they gave her some options. she did not want to leave her job, anderson. she liked her job, but she wasn't going to get the promotion she thought she should have gotten and she felt it was because of this sexual harassment issue and that they laid out some options in front of her. one of them was go away, and we sort of acknowledge what happened to you, but here's some money and you should leave the national restaurant association. that's the option that she ended up taking. but they say -- these women would say this is not severance pay in any way, shape or form.
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this is settlement for sexual harassment claims. >> ari, last week he pointed fingers at rick perry's campaign. i want you to take a listen to something he said today. >> nine days ago, the media started to beat me up covering anonymous accusers. the fact is these anonymous allegations are false and now the democrat machine in america has brought forth a troubled woman to make false accusations, statements, many of which exceed common sense. and they certainly exceed the standards of decency in america. >> what do you make of his stand now now, the idea that this is a democratic machine plot? >> i don't see any evidence this is part of a democratic machine. you've got a bunch of women that have made cases and it's entered the political arena and it becomes a war where they make accusations and he's trying to defend himself.
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you almost get this helpless feeling that we're all stuck. it's a classic he said, she said. he said, she said, then we have two shes who are on the record and put their name out there and have said it, two of whom are anonymous. that's difficult to defense against anonymous allegations. but there are two that have taken that courageous step. none of us will know the truth, i suspect, unless these investigators can poke hole in the stories or they find someone that corroborates it. i don't know how. it's almost a helpless feeling. it's sad that politics has come to this point for him. but i also notice that today he denied it, he dnd it on the record, he was unwavering and his campaign put out a tweet just before your show aired. they raised almost a million dollars since this news conference today. he clearly has a lot of people who still believe in him and are still dedicated to herman cain. >> do you think this news conference or press conference, do you think it helped him? because as ari pointed out, and rightly so, he's pointing out
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that there's no ifs, ands or buts here. it's either they're completely wrong or he is. >> i think it's interesting that he's raised so much money since his press conference. it's clear people are getting dug in. the people who believe him, believe him and the people who don't, don't. what karen kraushaar is thinking about doing is getting all these women together in a joint press conference with their attorneys so they can talk exactly about what happened at the national restaurant association together. and that may have some impact, but you know, his unfavorable ratings have doubled among republicans in the last month. but his core supporters may decide they still want to rally around him. >> we're going to have to leave it there. gloria, maria, ari. we're on google plus. we hope you add us to your circles. and we're on facebook, follow me on twitter as wel
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assad's regime is self-evident. every day the evidence piles up. [ gunfire ] ordinary people fleeing gunfire in the streets. eight people reported killed today across the country. more yesterday. 19 more dead on sunday. what you're about to see is graphic. i want to warn you. the dead literally piling up in homs and elsewhere. last week the regime, which all along blamed the uprising on outsider, on criminal elements, on radical sunni iraqis, you name it, finally admitted it was indeed killing ordinary civilians by promising to stop. bashar al assad agreed to stop targeting protesters. and release political prisoner. here he is at the hajj. while he was praying on his knees, his troops and snipers were preying on protesters.
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this is precisely what assad promised just days ago not to do. the regime is blaming the current violence on america, by the way. in the dayses since he made his pledge, scores have died. these videos come to us from youtube. syrian officials don't let us see for ourselves. in a moment you'll hear from a western journalist who managed to sneak into syria. it exposed the official government for what it truly is. take a look at this interview from back in august. >> the government is not running against the civilians. these civilians are our own people. we are there to protect them. >> the government is killing them. >> running against the terrorist armed groups. >> who are they? name them. >> the terrorist armed groups. >> who are they? >> those who have killed so far 500 officials and soldiers of
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our army and police officers and police soldiers and security forces. >> again, you haven't named who these unnamed mysterious armed terrorists are. >> they are the outcomes of the american, british invasion of iraq, anderson. they're the brother muslim military wing. they are all these kind of extremist group in the area. all of them spread all over the area after the american and british invasion of iraq. >> but you've had a -- your government has been in power since 2000. before that bashar al assad's father was in charge, a very restrictive government. it seems incomprehensible that all of a sudden you have thousands of salafists who are calling for the overthrow of the government. are you denying that there were peaceful protests -- that there are peaceful protesters who have
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legitimate gripes, who have legitimate demands for basic dignity and freedom? >> the government allowed peaceful demonstrations to take to the street and they are protected by the police -- >> sir, that -- it's just simply not true. as you can imagine that was the first and last time that syria's ambassador agreed to come on the program. we'd like to ask him what he makes of this. troop on the streets of homs. resident there and today's "new york times" describing harrowing scenes of abandoned streets and relentless gunfire. the sound of promises being broken, perhaps. this is where promises are broken all the time. this is hamza taken, tortured, mutilated even as they were blaming it on outsiders. he was just a teenaged boy. this is where bystanders are reduced to human cargo. beaten, bloodied, stuffed into a
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car, to be taken away and killed. this is what the regime promised to stop and this is how they're breaking that promise. the regime does all of it, all it can, to keep western eyes from seeing these atrocities. every once in a while, a journalist manages to sneak in. he's she's a reporter for pbs' "frontline." i spoke to her earlier. how were you able to get into syria? >> we got tourist visas. we were really lucky. lots of journal is have been turned down. we got really lucky. >> you captured a lot on video. it's really extraordinary. the only images we can get out are cell phone images that protesters have been taking. you got to a house and nearby houses were being raided by militia. i want to play some of that. >> we hid our camera but used a
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cell phone film. i could hear the scream from next door as the militia raided the house. a mother was pleading with them not to take her son. >> i mean, it really gives you a sense of the fear that people live in every day. what is it like for dissidents there? what is it like for the protesters? >> they live as fugitive. they live on the run. many haven't seen their families for months and months. and they live going from safehouse to safehouse on the run. >> you know, the syrian regime, which has been lying about an awful lot and lying for months, you know, they say these are terrorists, that these are armed groups. >> yeah, well, that's rubbish. we didn't meet any terrorists. none of the protesters we met were armed. we saw thousands protesting, men, women and children. these are ordinary people. so the guy that we were with in the safehouse, two of them were
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college graduates. >> we heard a lot of stories from people i talked to on this program, dissidents, protesters, who say if you go to a hospital, the government will come to the hospital and remove people from the hospitals and disappear them or take them to a military hospital. did you see evidence of that? >> we heard this time and time again, and we spoke to a doctor who said he'd seen with his oen eyes protesters dragged out of their hospital beds by security forces. he said some were coming with superficial injuries and weeks later their bodies, their dead bodies would be returned to their families. >> that's the other thing about this regime that i find so stunning is their willingness to torture people and kill people and then return the bodies to the families almost as a warning. >> but not only is the regime returning tortured bodies to families, it's in a really disrespectful way. not adhering to the muslim custom of returning the body for burial. it's waiting one or two weeks. >> you were able to speak to
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some dissident soldiers who had apparently defected. and you were able to hear their perspective. i want to play some of that. he's saying if they didn't shoot, that there were regime supporters behind them who would actually shoot the soldiers. i mean, does evidence bear that out? >> this is a story that we kept on hearing. and it's been quite well documented by the activists as well. we didn't doubt it for a minute. >> it really amazes me just -- i guess it shouldn't amaze me, but just the extent the regime lies. we had the syrian ambassador on this program. the stuff that was come ougt of his mouth, it would have been funny if it wasn't so serious. but to actually see it with your
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own eyes? >> yeah, it's outrageous. it's funny because when we flew into damascus, we started to question whether this uprising was happening because life goes on as normal. of course, the minute we left damascus, it's everywhere. it's totally undeniable. and they are lying, lie upon lie. and, of course t day after assad made this agreement with the arab league to withdraw troop from all the cities, over ten people were killed. in fact, is was talking to one of the activists today. i dread my conversations with them because i know they're going to e-mail over images of their latest friend's dead. >> even though they're living in fear and at risk of their own lives and their friends are dying and they could be dead, they're going to continue, you think? >> they will absolutely continue. and i think it's going to take a bloody turn now. one thing they've said to me is they're going to try to arm themselves. they think that's the only way of protecting themselves, of defending themselves. >> it's really fascinating stuff.
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thank you so much. >> thank you. still ahead tonight, election day 2011. how some of the state and local ballot issues americans voted on today could have a far reaching impact nationwide. a child rape on the penn state campus. did the school's powerful legendary football program try to cover up the krirm to protect a retired assistant coach? my sinus symptoms come with a cough that stays even after i treat... [ male announcer ] truth is, most sinus formulas don't treat a cough. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus sinus liquid gels fights sinus symptoms plus cough. you're good. [ male announcer ] thanks. that's the cold truth! there's a moment where everything comes together. where there's magic. and you now understand what nature's been hiding. ♪ at dow we understand the difference
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many american went to the polls today to vote in state and local elections. some of the races are being closely watched for impact they may have beyond their own states. the same goes for ballot initiatives that were up for vote. let's start with one of the high profile races in kentucky i know you're watching. >> the democratic governor there, steve beshear we're now
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predicting has easily gone on to re-election at this point. that's an encouraging sign for democrats all over the country when they see a win like that. on the other hand, we're watching very closely tonight virginia where the republicans, if they can take two seats in the state senate, will then hold the senate, the house, the governorship, the lieutenant governorship and the attorney general's office, all which could make that an unpleasant battleground state for president obama if they hold all those top offices in republican hands. we're watching these races around the country. this is one where we have the results at this point. >> you're watching two ballot nivtives in particular. >> let's look at ohio here. this is the ballot issue about collective bargains. earlier this year the governor signed into law a law that says that they're going to really restrict collective bargaining in this country -- in ohio for the government worker, about 350,000 of them. there's been a gigantic battle
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going on as to whether or not they're going to keep his ban or defeat his ban. itz's still really early on. we'll have to see what happens as that shapes up over the evening. the other one, though, and that's seen as a test battle for whether union forces will be strong in the presidential race. the last one is in mississippi where there's a vote on the definition of a person. this says from the moment that an egg is fertilized, it becomes a person, with all the rights attendant to a person. this would basically outlaw all forms of abortion. it has created debate even within conservative christian communities, some of which say this is necessary, a way to end roe/wade. we'll be watching that. >> isha is back with us and the storieses we'll be following. >> italy's prime minister silvio berlusconi is resigning driven
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out by the debt crisis. he'll step down after the next budget is approved by parliament. the iaea says it has obtained credible information that iran may be developing nuclear weapons. the report calls iran's nuclear program more ambitious and structured than previously known. the bbc is reporting that the "news of the world" tabloid paid a private eye to spy on prince william and a host of other high profile people. the defunct tabloid is at the center of the phone hacking scandal that's rocked rupert murdoch's news corp. his son james is expected to testify a second time before british lawmakers. take a look. this spinning blur blob is an asteroid, the size of an aircraft carrier. at 6:28 eastern tonight it came within 202,000 miles of earth. it is incredibly rare for an asteroid that large to come so close to our planet. >> that's neat. >> i bet you the team of
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crime and punishment tonight, new developments in the child sex abuse scandal that's rocked penn state's football program. jerry sandusky will not appear in court tomorrow as planned. his preliminary hearing has been postponed until december 7th. the charges against him could not be uglier. he allegedly fondled and raped young boys that he had contact with through his charity that he founded. reporters were waiting when joe paterno left practice. >> you guy have a lot of good questions that i'd like to answer, but i can't do it now. i'm sorry the press conference didn't turn out. but we'll try to have another one, too. >> calls for paterno's resignation are growing. tonight he arrived home to a huge show of support outside his house. he wouldn't take any questions or make any statements.
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timothy curley and gary schultz have been charged with failing to report allegations of abuse that occurred on university property. possibly the most shocking fact to come out is how far back the suspected abuse goes. jason carroll reports. >> reporter: the allegations of sexual abuse by former penn state defensive coordinator jerry sandusky go back to the mid-1990s. several alleged assaults occurred on the penn state campus, the most shocking in march of 2002. >> sandusky was seen committing a sexual assault on a young boy of about 10 years of age. it was reported to university officials by a graduate assistant who happened to be in the building late one friday evening. >> reporter: that graduate assistant reported the incident to longtime head football coach joe paterno in this statement paterno said in part it was clear that the witness saw something inappropriate involving mr. sandusky. he goes on to say, because sandusky was already retired at that point, i referred the
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matter to university administrators. >> we believe all the pieces are in place -- >> reporter: that administrator was timothy curley, penn state's athletic director. he and gary schultz, senior vice president for finance and business, took away sandusky's locker room keys and banned him from having children in the football building. according to authorities. but never reported the incident to law enforcement. >> that likely allowed a child predator to continue to victimize children for many, many years. >> reporter: curley did report it to second mile t children's charity which sandusky founded and where he allegedly met most of his victims. a statement, mr. curley also shared that the information had been internally reviewed and that there was no finding of wrongdoing. they, too, didn't report the incident to law enforcement or ban sandusky from contact with children at that time. according to the grand jury report, sandusky began abusing another victim he met through
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second mile in 2005 or 2006. but it wasn't until november of 2008, according to the charity, when sandusky told them he was being investigated that they immediately made the decision to separate him from all of our program activities involving children. that 2008 investigation finally led to explosive charges this weekend. sandusky is accused of sexually assaulting eight boys. he maintains he's innocent. >> regardless of whether he eventually proves his guilt or innocence, people are going to think that he did this stuff. >> reporter: and curley and schultz are charged with failing to report abuse and lying to the grand jury. their attorneys say the charges are bogus. >> it is unconscionable that the attorney general's office would level such a weak case against a man of integrity like mr. curley.
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>> this is did i pointing. because rather than follow the law, the attorney general's fabricated a fiction. >> reporter: as far as the 84-year-old coach joe pa trno been the attorney general says he will not be charge bud there are calls for his resignation. today a press conference was hastily cannes would, but he did say this to cnn. >> you have a lot of good questions that i'd like to answer but i can't do it now. >> jason carroll joins me with sarah gannon and wendy murphy. there have been reports that joe paterno, some are calling for his resignation. has he said whether he intends to do that? and why are so saying he should resign? >> first, let me answer the question in terms of why. they're saying that he should resign simply because maybe he did what he should have done legally but morally the feeling among some is he should have done more by going to the police. in terms of whether or not he'll resign at his house, his son
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scott came out and said despite these reports of his father's resignation, there are no plans for his father to resign. when asked if he'd be out there coaching at this weekend's game, he said his father would be out there to coach and coaching for the rest of the season as well. >> what about the university president? there are some reports that he may step down. >> yeah. for graham spannier there are calls for his resignation as well because the feeling is the buck really stops with him. there was supposed to be a benefit dinner with the president to be there with his wife to raise money for penn state. that was canceled all of a sudden. so that may be some indication that there is something there, but we have yet to hear some sort of official word from that from the president. >> you spoke to two of the moms of the victims allegedly sexually abused by sandusky. what did they tell you? >> both of them are feeling extremely let down and betrayed
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by penn state. those feelings come from the charges that are levied against him, curley and gary schultz, then the moral els that were made against joe paterno and graham spannier. they say they should have done more. but one mom in particular, her son came forward in 1998, was not believed and both of them, herself and her son feel awful that there were victims that have come forward since that they believe had to be victimized because her son wasn't believed. she told me her son when he read that 23-page presentment, he cried, because his incident was basically a one-time incident. and what happened to the victim, the most recent victim was over a long period of time, continued abuse, and they just feel awful about it. >> you say that paterno filled his legal obligation here because many institutions forbid employees from reporting child abuse to authorities, is that true? >> whether written policies or not, as a matter of practice
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that understand they have mandatory reporting, they have policy in place so there's a designated person whose job it is to make that report. in other words, there's a chain of command. whatever you may know about a child abuse incident, you're not supposed to make that call. you're supposed to tell the designated person and they're expected to call either law enforcement and/or child protective services. that's one of the reasons why i don't understand why the piling on around joe is going on. i realize he failed morally, but the president, graham spannier, he is responsible. compare this to the catholic church abuse crisis in boston. we didn't ask for the monsignors who participated in the cover-up to be fired or indicted. we asked for cardinal law to be indicted because he was the boss of the church. the institute's head is responsible. he's the criminal here. and i don't understand why he isn't being charged with some kind of failure to report. he should be charged. >> wendy murphy, jason carroll,
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>> well, she wouldn't comment on the cain press conference today, but she does want to get the women together to talk about their charges. she said that cain is, quote, a serial denier. she believe that he will deny if it's 40 or 40 women. and i don't know how the american women will get past that. she made the case she's a civil servant, she's not political. she was sick of this story 12 years ago. so her it's old news. but at the same time it's become part of the public debate. she believes it is no longer a private matter. it is a personally embarrassing matter. she thought that sharon bialek showed great courage. and again, she talked about the possibility of releasing documents. she has kept, anderson, all the copies of her own allegations and the settlement. and she does not have to go to the restaurant association to ask them to waive confidentiality any more since
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they have already done that. she could potentially release these documents on her own or she could do it as a part of a group with the other women. >> did she make any comments or did you ask her about cain's saying that his only memory of her was commenting on his wife being in comparison to his wife's height? >> i did ask her about that. and she laughed. a comment like that is so innocuous. she said it sounds vaguely familiar. but there was an incident in his office that was a part of her complaint, but the comparison of the heights was certainly not any part of the complaint at all. >> is she indicating that it was, in fact, a legal settlement, which is cain saying it's his understanding it wasn't, it was just a sort of termination agreement. >> i tried to confirm with her if it was $45,000. she said, actually, it was
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$46,000. and a settlement due to the charges of sexual harassment. not a severance agreement. >> $46,000 as a severance agreement sounds like a lot of money. >> well, as a settlement agreement. >> no as a severance. as a settlement, that's more understandable. >> right. it was not severance. she said it was a settlement agreement, and she has waived her confidentiality on it. so i believe that we could see her release at some point her own copies of the allegations. >> interesting. gloria, again, on the front end of the story. thanks. isha is back with a 360 news bulletin. >> attorney general eric holder says operation fast and furious never should have happened and must never happen again. holder testified before the senate judiciary committee today about the controversial atf practice that allowed illegal guns to be smuggled into mexico.
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time now for the ridiculist. tonight i got to do it. i got to do it. we got to add our good friend dr. drew. on his show dr. drew tackled an issue that's been gnawing at the entire nation. that's right. i'm talking about whether or not courtney stodden's boobs are real. she's the aspiri ining reality star that married doug hutchinson. since then she's beguiled us with her music, with her costumes and wisdom that oozes forth from her twitter page. but one question has plagued courtney since her meteoric rise to fame. has she had plastic surgery or not? dr. drew decided to get to the bottom of it or the top as the case may be. because he had two doctors use
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ultrasound on courtney to find out if she's had implants. oh, yes. >> i see a circular object. >> right there. >> yeah. >> i can freeze it. >> it looks like it's under the muscle, too. >> that's right. >> so there's our implant. >> somebody must have drugged me up and put me under their surgery knife, because i've had no surgery done. >> courtney, do you have implants? >> no, i don't. no. >> uh-uh. see? you're probably thinking i knew those things were fake. or perhaps you're thinking courtney who now? why did courtney even agree to this? she's answered this plastic surgery question time and time again. isn't it enough? need i remind you of this from her youtube page. >> my breasts are real, everything about me is real, my teeth are real, my eyelashes are real, my breasts are totally real. >> you heard her, america, it's all real. and doctors can be wrong
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sometimes. let's go back to the next installment of dr. drew's implant hunters. >> it could be like a bone or whatever we were looking at so -- >> that's all normal. >> that's all normal. >> so i guess she was telling us the truth. she doesn't look like she has an implant. >> you do not have an implant. >> there you go. officially real. just like that, our long national nightmare is over. not since kim kardashian got her butt x-rayed has democracy worked quite so well. we can all be proud to be americans tonight. for dr. drew for doubting courtney for even a moment, we have no choice -- hang on there. i can't let this go. i cannot talk about courtney without my favorite courtney stodden clip. >> people are welcome to their opinions. that's what the world is about. if they need to feel this way, that's theirs to

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