The Glenview woman who publicly accused presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment in early November has been served eviction papers, Cook County sheriff's officials confirmed Wednesday.
Sheriff's deputies served the court summons to Sharon Bialek's 13-year-old son about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. The boy was at Bialek's townhouse with her 60-year-old brother-in-law, Cook County sheriff's spokesman Frank Bilecki said.
No one answered at the home when deputies first tried to serve the court summons, but when police tried a second time later that night, Bialek's son was legally eligible to sign the papers because he was a resident of the home, Bilecki said.
"It's such a difficult thing to find somebody home, and when you do, you have to get it done," Bilecki said.
Authorities said the landlord put a note on Bialek's door earlier this month notifying her she was late on $7,500 back rent.
When she did not complete the payments, the landlord filed paperwork with the sheriff's office, Bilecki said.
The sheriff's office did not know when Bialek's court date will be but said deputies had until Dec. 15 to serve the summons.
Bialek stepped into the national spotlight in early November when she accused the Republican candidate of unwanted sexual advances that she said occurred in 1997, when she met with Cain hoping he could help her gain employment.
Cain was the head of the National Restaurant Association at the time, where Bialek had been employed for parts of 1996 and 1997.
In interviews with her former fiance following her allegations, Bialek was described as a stay-at-home mom.