November 1, 2011
Posted: 11:59 AM ET
GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is trying to set the record straight… all over again. Cain talked to Morning Express host Robin Meade about two sexual harassment claims filed against him more than a decade ago. He was asked about what seemed like inconsistent statements he’s made to the media regarding the accusations levied against him when he led the National Restaurant Association in the 90s.
“I have never committed sexual harassment in my entire career, period. And it was found that nothing took place in terms of sexual harassment in this particular case,” Cain said.
Since the website Politico broke the story, Cain has gone from dodging questions about the claims to saying he didn’t know of any settlements related to the complaints. He later said he did know of an “agreement” related to one of the cases. When asked why Cain seemed to acknowledge more about the cases as he made the media rounds yesterday, he said it was because talking about the complaints helped to refresh his memory.
“In 12 years a lot of stuff can go through your head. This wasn’t exactly something that I had top of mind where I was trying to recall every little detail that went on 12 years ago.”
Cain says the Politco report shows his critics are resorting to smear tactics to slow down his campaign’s momentum. He also told Meade that most of his supporters haven’t been shaken by the report. In fact, he says many people have stepped forward offering up testimonials on his characters since the story broke.
More on this story at HLNtv.com.
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