Transcript for Herman Cain Denies 13-Year-Long Affair
Your voice your vote 36 days from now the first votes of the presidential campaign will be cast in Iowa. And just this afternoon Republican contender Herman Cain came out swinging. A kind of preemptive strike against a woman who has now come forward alleging she and -- have a thirteen year affair. ABC's chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross has that story. Her name is ginger white described as an Atlanta businesswoman. She told her story to WA GA TV which says there are documents to back up her allegations. I was pretty simple. -- and complicated. And I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware that I was involved in a very inappropriate. Situation relationship. Appearing on CNN even before the Atlanta TV broadcast -- said he knew the woman for the last thirteen years but that there was no affair. I acknowledge that -- know enough about that period of time but the accusation that I have a thirteen year affair with her no there was no sex no. -- -- -- said that he had told his wife Gloria and family at the allegations of the affair were coming. The thing that I'm worried about is the impact is gonna -- my wife and my family because they should not be subjected to false accusations that cannot be proved. The accusations against the presidential candidate comes just as the -- was dying down over allegations he sexually harassed two women. The head of the National Restaurant Association -- -- and be elected -- -- -- and I asked for sex when she went to him for help put the job. Karen cross our received a year's salary after alleging came propositioned her for sex at the restaurant association office. King's lawyer this -- did not specifically deny the allegations calling them private and consensual conduct between adults and not he said. -- proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. But as a candidate and an ordained Baptist minister -- has spoken forcefully on the need for morality. On the part of those in public life they have somebody breaks that guiding principle. In they -- going -- have to suffer the consequences is just that simple. Miss white is now the third woman to come forward publicly and the fifth overall movement allegations about -- involving sexual harassment or extra -- conduct. He told dealer at a TV station she was bothered by the way she said -- demonize the other woman. That led her to come forward now she says that's her reason now. Okay thanks Brian and.
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