Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s campaign is denying allegations that he was twice accused of sexual harassment while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.
In a statement Sunday to The Associated Press, his campaign disputed a Politico report that said Cain had been accused of sexually suggestive behavior toward at least two female employees.
The report said the women signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them five-figure financial payouts to leave the association and barred them from discussing their departures. Neither woman was identified.
The report was based on anonymous sources and, in one case, what the publication said was a review of documentation that described the allegations and the resolution.
Cain’s campaign told the AP that the allegations were not true, and amounted to unfair attacks.
Whether the allegations are true or not time will tell but what will not help Cain one iota is what took place on the Geraldo show last night… it was weaselly, it was obfuscation, it was… uncomfortably painful… Mr. Cain and his people will have to do better than this: