Businessman Herman Cain appeared on FOX News to emphatically state that he was “falsely accused” of sexual harassment while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.
“Yes, I have never sexually harassed anyone,” Cain said. “Yes, I was falsely accused while I was at the National Restaurant Association.”
Cain said those allegations turned out to be “baseless” upon investigation and said any other allegations that may come down the pike would be so as well.
Cain also said he was not aware of a settlement that was made in regards to what he called false allegations and directed questions regarding such a settlement to the association.
According to Cain, these allegations are a “cloud someone wanted to put over our campaign” and “a lot of people aren’t going to be turned off” by these false allegations.
Cain said he is going to stay on message and “execute our strategy for us to win the nomination” and reiterated that he had “never sexually harassed anyone.”
Cain also revealed that the campaign is working on having his wife of 43 years, Gloria, give an exclusive interview in the near future.
Leading in many national and state polls, how Cain handles this story will determine the fate of his candidacy, and with appearances scheduled at the National Press Club, on FOX News, and a local radio show in Iowa, where a Des Moines Register poll has him in first place, the Cain campaign seems intent on coming out swinging to confront these charges against him.