Herman Cain Under Fire: Denies Misconduct

Surging GOP candidate hits airwaves, offers details on sexual harassment claims.
3:52 | 11/01/11

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In the first crisis of -- soaring campaign he spent yesterday responding to allegations that he acted inappropriately with female employees. When he -- the National Restaurant Association in 1990s. Did the damage control do the trick ABC's John Karl covered at all from Washington yesterday and John boy interview after interview after interview in the story -- a little bit every time. Well that's right George and -- is making no effort to hide from the allegations. In that blizzard of interviews and public appearances he's offering new details of what happened some of them conflicting. And insisting he did nothing wrong. In interview after interview Cain has been adamant. He's never sexually harassed any product. The only thing that I could be guilty of seeing a group of men and women and he is paying a compliment to the woman. McCain is now acknowledging that two women had accused him of sexual harassment. When he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s. -- made a gesture. You have the same how -- how it is my wife and -- my hands didn't touch it felt much is it. Yeah same height as my wife because my wife -- that the -- And what about the other woman he found the one. I never even knew that that wasn't playing formally -- otherwise totally have no idea. At first came said he knew nothing about a cash settlement with the other accuser. As far as a settlement. RM on aware. Of Minnesota settlement I hope we what the much. Because I didn't do anything. But now he says he knows about payments made at the time by the restaurant association. We he ended up settling. For. What would have been eight termination settlement quite frankly think that it may be. Three months' salary -- something like that he says the whole story has come to light because he is now leading in the polls. I told you this bulls -- my back has gotten bigger. We have no idea the -- of this which not would -- really what did you. A lot of conservatives seem to agree Herman Cain and obviously is. And making so people nervous. -- has been married for 43 years and has two adult children. His wife Gloria rarely appears in public but -- told ABC news she's solidly behind him. She has been. This is supportive of me to date. Two -- supportive of me for forty years. And McCain doesn't appear to be letting the controversy get to him the close of his National Press Club appearance yesterday he agreed to sing a little of Millen no. Mean. But Jesus paying. To -- means. -- After a stressful and chaotic 36 hours or so McCain campaign believes it is weathered the storm -- can. Quickly move beyond this controversy in a message sent to supporters -- via Twitter late last night Cain said quote. I am blessed to have such great supporters thank you all for your support and prayers today and throughout my campaign. And their stands Jordan -- there's stands for now -- depend on whether we hear anything more from the national restaurant. Association but in the meantime John no polling yet on how this might affect his campaign to give any sense. From the other campaigns what this might mean. Well privately the other campaigns all say this is an indication McCain has just not been vetted enough. To really be running for president of United States. But -- publicly each and every one of these campaigns -- decided to stand back from this not saying anything about it and I see no indications. They will come out and attacked -- over this but they do blood believe that there are other -- out there and they think this is just -- sign. That he's not ready to run for president -- Jon -- we'll -- thanks very much.

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