Cain blames Perry consultant for sexual harassment leak
November 2nd, 2011
07:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Cain blames Perry consultant for sexual harassment leak

(CNN) - The sexual harassment controversy surrounding Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain took on an even sharper political tone Wednesday when Cain blamed a consultant with ties to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign for leaking information over the sexual harassment allegations.

Cain told Forbes that in 2003 he told Curt Anderson, who worked on Cain's unsuccessful 2004 U.S. Senate campaign in Georgia, about one case. "Those charges were baseless, but I thought he needed to know about them," Cain told Forbes. "I don't recall anyone else being in the room when I told him."

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Keith in Austin

    Not saying he is but if Perry is behind the Cain attacks in ANY WAY, he is toast!

    November 2, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  2. Mark Hudson

    Focusing on who may or may not have provided the leak is an attempt to draw attention away from the inappropriate actions. Mr. Cain is demonstrating a pattern of conduct.

    November 2, 2011 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  3. pmk1953

    Oh, the former campaign worker needed to know, but the voters don't? If it was important enough for the campaign worker to know, it damn sure is important enough for the voters to know!

    November 2, 2011 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  4. hypatia

    Why should it matter who 'leaked' it? It's a matter of public record and it was inevitable that during the course of a political campaign someone was going to dig it up. Pointing fingers at the messenger is just a tangent.

    November 2, 2011 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  5. Sandy

    "Cain blames Perry Consultant".

    What happened to BLAME YOURSELF!

    November 2, 2011 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    Perry has slandered more people in a dangerous way than Karl Rove ever did. If he can't win the votes, he buys them or intimidates everyone in the world

    He is NOT a very ethical person. Definitely don't need him representing the United States of America.

    November 2, 2011 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  7. rs

    Further proof of the circular firing squad that is the GOP/TP. Poetic justice that they are starting to play political "dirty tricks" on each other. Very funny behavior for the party that claims to be founded in Christianity and morality.

    November 2, 2011 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  8. Busted

    Wiat I thought it was the liberal elitist media who were responsible for this? Please, don't tell me that republican pundits were trying to mislead people.

    November 2, 2011 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  9. once upon a horse

    Will the right wing talk show hosts and FoxNewers come and back Mr Cain up on this? You know full well that this leak was supposed to be done by the "evil left wing media" or Cain was attacked because the left doesn't like a Black conservative. HAH what a CROCK!! I bet they don't come out and apologize for it either and not only that Cain may have lost his backing from the right wing pundits.

    November 2, 2011 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  10. SecedingfromTexas

    Cain blames Perry,
    Perry blames Romney
    All are "innocent"......
    And Perry thinks his comedy act in New Hampshire was a "good speech"..
    And the "wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round"......
    Presidential? What a joke.

    November 2, 2011 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |