Herman Cain: ‘I have never sexually harassed anyone’by George Bennett | October 31st, 2011
Politico.com reported late Sunday that two women who worked for the association “complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable.” Both women, who are not named in the story, left their jobs with “separation packages that were in the five-figure range,” Politico reported.
“I have never sexually harassed anyone,” Cain said on Fox News this morning. “Let’s say that. Secondly, I’ve never sexually harassed anyone and, yes, I was falsely accused when I was at the National Restaurant Association. And I say falsely because it turned out, after the investigation, to be baseless…..It is totally baseless and totally false. Never have I committed any sort of sexual harassment.”
Asked if he had ever had to settle a claim because of an accusation of sexual harassment, Cain said:
“If the Restaurant Association did a settlement I am not even — I wasn’t even aware of it and I hope it wasn’t for much, because nothing happened. So if there was a settlement it was handled by some of the other officers that worked for me at the Association.”
Cain can expect more questions when he appears at the National Press Club in Washington early this afternoon.