Politics

Cain Fights Sexual Harassment Claims

Herman Cain’s campaign has denounced a Politico report claiming that two women accused Cain of sexually suggestive behavior when he was the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. Cain’s campaign has not outright denied the charges, but instead attacked the “inside the Beltway media” for “dredging up thinly sourced allegations … [and] casting aspersions on his character and spreading rumors that never stood up to the facts.” According to Politico, Cain allegedly used innuendo, asked personal questions about sex, and made “uncomfortable” physical gestures. The women accepted financial payouts from the National Restaurant Association and left the group.