Earlier Cain Accuser Identified

One of Cain's earlier accusers has been outed, reportedly by her family. Karen Kraushaar, 55, works at the Treasury Department and is a registered Republican.

Until today, her name had not been published. She has not agreed to speak publicly or say more about the incident than her lawyer did last week, but she has confirmed to NPR that she is one of the two women who were reported about by Politico on Oct. 31 — the story that started the series of reports about Cain's alleged actions.

The name of the other woman who settled a claim against Cain from his tme as head of the National Restaurant Association has not been reported. The revealing of Kraushaar's name follows the claim Monday by another woman, Sharon Bialek of Chicago, that Cain groped her during a 1997 encounter in Washington, D.C.