Cain: Harassment claims 'not working'
November 3rd, 2011
04:20 PM ET
10 years ago

Cain: Harassment claims 'not working'

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told Sean Hannity on his nationally syndicated radio program Thursday that the sexual harassment allegations against him are "not working."

"The American people are starting to see through this stuff," Cain said, pointing to a recent poll showing him doing well in the GOP race.

Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
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  1. NVa Native

    New slogan for Hermie – "Yes it is!"

    November 3, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Mr. Cain, we are not as concerned about the harassment claims as we are about your performance in a crisis. We are also curious about where the money came from, and how much of it came out of your pocket, Mr. Cain.

    November 3, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  3. Lisa P

    "The American people are starting to see through this stuff," Cain said...

    Actually I'm just starting to get interested. Nothing like a good old fashioned he said-she said to keep one glued to the news. But now I want to hear what she said, and also any additional witnesses to the incident(s).

    November 3, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  4. James Mason

    Hold Fast Mr. Cain! There are still a few women out there who havn't got the word on what they mean to the GOP!

    November 3, 2011 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  5. NVa Native

    Hermie imagines himself high up on Mount Olympus, "who do they think they are?” "they are nothing compared to me – I am one of the chosen! I am GOPtee-bagger hear my roar!" "Bow your heads!"

    November 3, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  6. ThinkAgain

    These are NOT sexual harassment "allegations," they are the reporting of the FACT that a settlement agreement was made with two women that involved payment to them (in one case, a year's severance, approximately $35,000) in exchange for their silence regarding their sexual harassment claims.

    Hey, CNN, you need to report this accurately. These are NOT allegations; this is FACT.

    November 3, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Let's translate, shall we?

    "Hey 'ladies,' I dare yuo to come forward with your sides of the stories."

    Get your popcorn ready...this is going to be hilarious.

    November 3, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  8. Shannon

    He may be doing well with Republicans, they don't seem to have any ethics, but with the rest of the country, not so much.

    November 3, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  9. Woman In California

    Herman Cain is the "Lonesome" Rhodes" of the republican party.

    – Outsider from nowhere
    – Changes his appearance
    – Draws huge crowds of people
    – Sings well
    – Becomes an overnight sensation
    – LOVES women
    – Promises a lot of lies

    Yes, Cain is A Face In The Crowd.

    November 3, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  10. vic , nashville ,tn

    “not working” Good news for Herman Cain bad news for Mitt Romney and Rick Perry

    November 3, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "(in one case, a year's severance, approximately $35,000"

    Actually, no. The amont was $45,000 and IT WAS NOT SEVERANCE...IT WAS EXPLICITLY A SETTLEMENT AMOUNT FOR HER CLAIM. She was making approximately $35,000 per year, so Cain purposefully obfuscated by conflating the two and claiming that she was paid about a year's salary as though ti was severance. IT WAS NOT. Given that the value of these claims are based on the claimant's salary, a $45K settlement payment to someone who makes $35K/year is actually a substantial settlement...not a small payoff to make her go away.

    November 3, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  12. Expat American

    The majority of the American people have been seeing through you for quite some time “Trousers on the floor by my ankles – and a few pizza dollars in my pocket makes me a Republican”.

    November 3, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  13. Ben Dover

    Ratpublicans and family values what a least token isn't singing!!!

    November 3, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. Kevin in Atlanta

    Silly Herman. You actually believe the established Republicans will let you win? For such a smart guy, he is pretty naive.

    November 3, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "Would you like some sausage on your pizza?"

    November 3, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  16. Newmoon2

    How many more of these 'baseless allegations' are going to appear? And can they rightfully be called baseless if the 'victims' were paid a settlement?

    November 3, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  17. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds!

    Actually, the allegations apparently worked to obtain at least one woman a financial settlement.

    FIFY, Mr. KochCain

    November 3, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  18. Luke Brown

    So, Herman, if you didn't do anything improper, why did the National Restaurant Association settle at least three claims of sexual harassment against you?

    You are just digging yourself deeper into this mess by blaming everyone but yourself. How many times have you changed your explanation of these events?

    November 3, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  19. Jeff

    Unbelievable that the press is focused on this when the truth is they are beginning to investigate his campaign for Felony campaign finance charges. This guy also supported TARP which whether your a D or R, you should be outraged about this. Whether these specific allegations are true or not, I obviously don't know. However, if you combine this with the felony investigation, inability to understand and makes sense on foreign policy, support of TARP and more. This is ridiculous. The Obama machine will destroy this guy. Why don't you just nominate Sarah Palin again, please vet these people on your own since the media will only cover sensationalism.

    November 3, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  20. Sorensen

    He is a sales-guy from a small pizza business! What do you expect. Besides, it does not matter anyway.
    He was cooked even before he started.

    November 3, 2011 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  21. kayla

    so, this is what conservative means. hypocrites

    November 3, 2011 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |