Herman Cain Denies Extramarital Affair
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is denying claims being made by an Atlanta businesswoman that the two had a 13-year extramarital affair.
But unlike the myriad of claims bogging of sexual harassment bogging down the one-time front runner’s campaign, Ginger White claims the relationship was consensual.
“It was pretty simple,” White told Fox 5 WAGA. “It wasn’t complicated. I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship.”
White also provided the television station with hard evidence that the affair really happened.
In an attempt to get ahead of the explosive story, Cain broke the news during an appearance on CNN on Monday. There will soon be “another accusation that I had an affair with someone, a woman,” Cain told anchor Wolf Blitzer.
“I have nothing to hide,” Cain said. “I have done nothing wrong.”
Cain’s attorney, Lin Wood, provided WAGA with a statement saying White’s claim “appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults — a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public.
“No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life,” Wood’s statement said, according to WAGA. That statement, apparently made before Cain’s appearance on CNN, said the presidential candidate would not speak about the allegations.
UPDATE: In the interview aired on WAGA, White claimed her relationship with Cain ended only 8 months ago. She decided to come forward with her story after the candidate denied claims he sexually harassed four women, two who remain anonymous, back in the 1990s.
“It bothered me that they were being demonized,” White said. “They were being treated as if they were automatically lying and the burden of proof was on them.”