A woman known as Karen Kraushaar has been identified as one of two who settled sexual harassment claims against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain with the National Restaurant Association.
Kraushaar, who is a spokeswoman at the Treasury Department, told The New York Times that she is upset that some press reports leaked her name.
Kraushaar has since decided to go public since her name is already out there, The Times reported.
When you are being sexually harassed in the workplace, you are extremely vulnerable, Kraushaar told The Times. You do whatever you can to quickly get yourself into a job some place safe, and that is what I thought I had achieved when I left.
She is the second woman to go public with harassment claims against Cain. The first is Sharon Bialek who went public on Monday.
Kraushaar had left it up to her lawyer to tackle Cain's denial that he has sexually harassed the women who have accused him of such while at the restaurant association in the late 1990s.
These allegations can be considered together as a body of evidence, Kraushaar said as reported by The Times. She released her public statement less than an hour before Cain was to speak on Bialek allegations at a news conference in Phoenix.
Kraushaar's lawyer, Joel Bennett, told CNN on Tuesday that she complained of multiple incidents over multiple days in 1999 that constituted sexual harassment.
Cain on Tuesday denied the allegations denied the latest sexual harassment allegations and has said he has no memory of the first accuser. He said he chose to address the accusations directly instead of through a series of continuous statements or spokespeople.
With respect to the most recent accusation, I have never acted inappropriately with anyone. Period, Cain has said, adding he saw attorney Gloria Allred and her client for the first time in the news conferencen that was held.
Cain said his first thought when he saw Bialek was I don't even know who this woman is.
The restaurant association has confirmed that it settled Kraushaar's sexual harassment allegations made against Cain, The New York Times reported.
Watch Cain speak to ABC about the claims below: