Cain Camp Targets Cell Phone Records After Affair Allegation, Questions Accuser's Motive

Ginger White claims 13-year affair with presidential candidate Herman Cain.

ByRandy Kreider
December 01, 2011, 10:11 AM

Dec. 1, 2011 — -- An attorney for Herman Cain has requested the full cell phone records and other documents from a Georgia woman who said she engaged in a 13-year extramarital affair with the Republican presidential candidate in part to "test her credibility" and determine if she was promised money for coming forward.

Cain's attorney, Lin Wood, told ABC News that Ginger White's decision to provide media outlets a redacted version of her cell phone records to back up her claims about the long-term affair "raises serious questions about White's credibility."

"White owes the public the whole truth," Wood said, "not just her selective version of what she wants to say or release as part of her media campaign against Mr. Cain."

In a letter sent today to White's attorney and obtained by ABC News, Wood also requested a full record of calls, text messages and e-mails sent or received by White in the weeks leading up to her first interview with Fox News' Atlanta affiliate WAGA, questioning whether there was a political or financial motive behind White's accusation. Just hours after the letter was sent, Cain told New Hampshire's Union Leader newspaper that though he did provide financial support to White from time to time, his wife was not aware of any relationship between White and himself.

White's attorney, Edward Buckley, told ABC News he has "every expectation" that the documents produced by his client are accurate.

He also said there's no need to produce any cell phone records regarding White's communication with Cain because Cain should already have them.

"Mr. Cain has his cell phone records which would reflect any and all telephone calls and text messages between him and Ms. White," Buckley said. "So I think that he should be encouraged to produce all those to show whatever he wants to show."

The cell phone records, reviewed by ABC News, show repeated contact between White and Cain at all hours of the day and night as recently as October and November. Buckley said he would respond to Wood's letter privately and more records will likely be made available later.

After White's public accusation, Cain sent a message to his supporters denying the affair and calling White a "troubled" woman who is using "national media outlets to promulgate a fabricated, unsubstantiated story."

In an interview with ABC News' "Good Morning America" Wednesday, White stuck to her story.

"I can't make this stuff up," she said. "And frankly speaking, I wouldn't want to make this up."

White has previously been accused of fabricating information. Kimberly Vay, who was once her partner in a fitness coaching business, filed and won a libel lawsuit against White after White sent a "defamatory" note to a master email list of the company's clients and to city officials.

Asked whether she considers White's accusations against Cain credible, Vay said, "When you see the details of my lawsuit ... they will speak for themselves."

In another interview with WAGA, White confirmed the incident, saying, "I admit it. Whatever happened with Kim and I happened."

White also has a history of financial trouble, with a threat of eviction for non-payment of rent just two weeks ago.

White told ABC News that she was never evicted, but admitted to financial difficulties. She said that Cain has "consistently" given her money, but it was not "sex for cash."

Cain admitted he had helped White financially in an e-mail to supporters.

"I thought Ms. White was a friend in need of a supportive hand to better her life," he wrote. "Ms. White has made it apparent that she was abusing the friendship."

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