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Herman Cain Spends His Day in the Spotlight, but Can’t Keep His Story Straight

Katherine Lavoie

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain declared Monday that he was falsely accused of inappropriate sexual behavior in the 1990’s while he was head of the National Restaurant

Cain, a surprising leader in the polls so far, spent an entire day in the media dealing with an issue that could possibly make or break his campaign.

Association, but spent the rest of the day contradicting the details of the story.

Cain was responding to the Sunday Politico report that stated that in the 1990’s two female employees of the trade company had pressed charges against him for inappropriate sexual behavior and left the company. Records state that the company had given financial settlements to both of the women involved, and they agreed to not discuss why they left.

Cain, a surprising leader in the polls so far, spent an entire day in the media dealing with an issue that could possibly make or break his campaign. Even before these allegations had surfaced, Cain was already given a reputation of being inconsistent on abortion, an electrified border fence, prisoner exchange involving terrorism suspects, and his 9-9-9 plan, which he had revised following the criticism.

At an appearance at the National Press Club that afternoon, Cain said that he was unaware that the company had given any kind of settlement and refused to detail the specifics of the accusations stating, “I am unaware of any sort of settlement. I hope it wasn’t for much, because I didn’t do anything.”

Later that day, however, in an interview with Fox News and PBS News Hour, Cain acknowledged that there had been a settlement reached, even detailing that the amount was about three months salary and that he had discussed the amount with his general counsel at the time.

For those who question Cain’s uncertain answers, he told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham Tuesday morning that he wasn’t trying to fabricate the story, but rather fill in as many details as he could recall.

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Herman Cain Spends His Day in the Spotlight, but Can’t Keep His Story Straight