November 8th, 2011
05:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain rejects latest allegations of sexual harassment

Washington (CNN) - Herman Cain on Tuesday vehemently denied all sexual harassment allegations against him and said he had no memory of the first accuser to publicly describe claimed misconduct by the Republican presidential hopeful.

"They simply didn't happen. They simply did not happen," Cain insisted of the accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior, and at least one incident of alleged sexual groping, when he was head of the National Restaurant Association from 1996 to 1999.

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  1. Maine LIberal

    he sounded like Bob Dole speaking in the 3rd person.

    Herman Cain would not do that
    Herman Cain wants to get back to running for president
    Herman Cain is not that kind of person

    November 8, 2011 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  2. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Convenient memory syndrome rides again! Can't remember who any of them are, but is positive that nothing happened... AND it must be a conspiracy put forth by Rove, er.. Perry, uh, no... the Democrats...

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste, Herb...

    November 8, 2011 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  3. Maine LIberal

    His lawyer was correct in the opening statement.. lets stop trying this in the court of public opinion.. lets go to a real court herm file a slander suit against all of them : lets get real...
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    November 8, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  4. JV

    I believe these accusations happened. But, why are they pursuing it now, and not 5 or 10 years ago. The timing seems really odd, now that he is on the national scene.

    November 8, 2011 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  5. Jan H

    OK Herman claims he never met her...claims he does not know her

    she says "I met with him" and he "up graded" my room

    well someone had to have paid for that upgraded room and there has to be some record of there meeting. As much as I dont care for Ms. Allred I doubt she did not at least check these basic facts. I think Ole Herman is about to get caught real good in a very big lie...

    November 8, 2011 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  6. Newmoon2

    "I never had sex with that woman"...
    "I can't say with certitude if it's my crotch"...
    "I have a very 'wide stance'"...
    "They simply didn't happen"...

    November 8, 2011 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  7. Shawn Irwin

    There was a man named Cain, who was a royal pain.
    But he got himself in trouble with Trudy, a-fondling at her butti.
    She never reported the incident, so he said, "well, I want to run for president!"
    But then along came another filly, saying he tried to introduce her to Willie.
    So now I hope we have all determined, that it is time to be rid of Herman.

    November 8, 2011 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  8. Linda

    "There probably will be others..." Hint hint meaning there will be others. Herman should know.

    November 8, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  9. Donkey Party

    If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, must be a duck. Don't blame the accuser, Herb, blame yo'self.

    November 8, 2011 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    Ah, gee, Herman. Why do you have to go and blame every one but yourself ... set the record straight and get the NRA to release the "settlement" agreement and all it's findings - including the original statement made by Ms Kraushaar - and be done with it.

    November 8, 2011 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  11. neverhome

    Frankly, if Cain can push DC toward some common-sense economic reform then I don't care if he has a rubber love doll in the Oval Office closet. He's got my vote.

    November 8, 2011 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    Be Serious Herman Cain

    November 8, 2011 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  13. kayla

    a rooster wants to get to the white house lol

    November 8, 2011 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  14. Jean Sartre, Milwaukee, WI

    Cain REJECTS knowing and DENIES knowing Cain. He never met the man and never seen the man...

    Furthermore, he never heard the man's name until today!

    November 8, 2011 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  15. jerseylou

    Cain, you should have went to the Bunny Ranch in Nevada if wanted some nooky.But no you had to act like a two face Repubican.

    November 8, 2011 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  16. toocy

    Sounds familiar. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman". We all know how that turned out.

    November 8, 2011 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  17. JoeSr

    The sad part is that his arrogance is only surpassed by his ignorance! Mr Cain expects us to support and vote for him when he shows no respect for anyone, believes us all to be like sheep and has nothing but disdain for woman kind. I am saddened to admit that I am a registered republican and I can only hope that people drop support for his campaign. Too bad his supporters can't get a refund! Vote against him, vote against incumbents and show how disappointed you are with the system. If you don't seek to resolve the problem then you are a part of it!

    November 8, 2011 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  18. Oldie in TampaBay

    denying it isn't going to help, Herman! This is just the beginning! You would have been alot better off to admit it and THEN try to move on instead of the denying. You've lost .. not just the race for the 'gold' but you've lost yourself as well.

    November 8, 2011 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
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