The News Corp.-owned iPad paper did not give a reason for breaking with the media consensus not to name any of the accusers who had stated their desire to remain anonymous.
Politico first reported that at least two women had complained that Cain exhibited inappropriate behavior towards them while he ran the National Restaurant Association. Politico wrote that they had "confirmed identities of the two female restaurant association employees who complained about Cain," but chose against publishing their names due to "privacy concerns."
Mainstream media outlets followed suit, and did not report the accusers' names. Days later, the Associated Press reported that a third woman considered filing a sexual harassment suit against Cain for inappropriate behavior. The news organization did not identify her because she spoke on the condition of anonymity.
However, the story shifted on Monday, when the fourth woman who accused Herman Cain for sexual harassment spoke publicly. Sharon Bialek found legal representation in Gloria Allred, and held a press conference where she detailed Cain's supposed behavior.
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