Herman Cain Harassment – Herman Cain says that the recent sexual harassment case is only killing his 9-9-9 tax ideas. However, he does recall a settlement on the case against him from the 1990s. “I just started to remember more,” he stated Tuesday. “In 12 years, a lot of stuff can go through your head.”
The embattled presidential candidate was talking about why he suddenly seems to have recalled details of a financial settlement with one sexual harassment accuser while he was the head of the National Restaurant Assn. in the late 1990s. After the story first broke, he said he had no knowledge of settlements with two women who, according to Politico, brought harassment complaints against Herman.
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham pressed Cain on the inconsistencies in another Tuesday interview.
“The word settlement suggested to me some sort of legal settlement,” he explained, “and later as I thought about it and thought about and I did recall an agreement with the lady that left who made the false accusation. So that’s when I said yes, there was an agreement.”
“When they cannot kill my ideals like ‘9-9-9’ they come after me personally,” he said.
The candidate has been consistent in his denial that any harassing conduct occurred, and Herman said that in 40 years in business, the episode that ended in a settlement is the only incident he can recall. He maintains that he doesn’t know anything about a second accuser mentioned in the Politico article.
“I don’t recall the second one. I’m not even aware of it. If there were, maybe it happened after I left,” Cain told Ingraham.