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Laywer: Cain 'mad as hell'

Herman Cain’s new laywer says the Republican Presidential candidate is “mad as hell.”

Channel 2 Action News tracked down lawyers Lin Wood and Lee Sexton as they arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson, returning from Cain's nationally broadcast press conference in Arizona Tuesday.

Sexton said the accusations from sex harassment accuser Sharon Bialek, in particular, outraged the candidate and former WSB talk show host.

"When he called me, he was absolutely furious," Sexton says. "I've never seen Herman's temperament in that condition before."

Sexton, a well-known criminal defense lawyer, says he wants it made clear he is not playing that role in the Cain campaign.  Instead, he says he helped Cain find Lin Wood.

Wood makes a similar point.  He's a libel and defamation specialist, but says, "Right now the emphasis for Herman Cain is to be on the campaign trail and not to be in the courtroom."

Gloria Allred didn't answer Channel 2's calls.

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