Cain: I've Never Sexually Harassed Anyone
Exclusive interview with GOP candidate
- Duration 8:11
- Date Oct 31, 2011
Exclusive interview with GOP candidate
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Well we've been telling you about a new report rocking the campaign -- GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain a report that claims to women accused him.
A sexual harassment in the 1990s there's also a new report a separate one.
A possible campaign finance violations now this news comes.
As -- is surging ahead -- GOP front runner Mitt Romney in a new Des Moines Register poll that's not the only flaw in fact.
I hear to set the record straight.
When he twelve GOP presidential candid.
Herman Cain Herman nice -- back and a program that's fellow agenda delighted to be here let's start with the truth -- -- is.
The best place to start what is the truth about these allegations -- sexual harassment or sexual misconduct have you ever been -- And any time.
Yes I have never sexually harassed into -- let's say that secondly.
I've never sexually harassed and -- And there.
Yes I was falsely accused.
While I was -- the National Restaurant Association and I say falsely because it turned out after the investigation to be based -- The people close to the people mentioned in that article.
-- ones who would be aware.
Of any missed doings.
And they have attested to my integrity in my character it is totally baseless and totally false never have -- committed.
In -- sort of sexual harassment.
Have you ever had to settle a claim falsely accused or not sometimes a settlement happens when a false accusation is made had he ever had to settle a claim.
Given money -- paid someone.
Because of the claim of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct.
The restaurant missiles that now -- -- of a restaurant association absolutely not.
If the restaurant association did a settlement.
I am not -- I wasn't even aware of it and I hope it wasn't for much because -- that happened.
So if that was a settlement it was handled by somebody over office those that work for me at the -- -- -- so the answer is absolutely.
-- is so just to be clear.
You have never sexually harassed anyone that yes you believe you have been falsely accused of sexual harassment.
Have the are we going to hear about any other allegations in the future are there more allegations to -- like this.
Absolutely not if more allegations come I'll -- you people will simply make them up.
I was aware of the false accusation.
That took place that the restaurant association.
And the end when we were asked for me to comment.
They want it for the at the -- from two anonymous sources we weren't gonna go and chase anonymous sources.
But take a look at the ended article this what I encourage people to do and look at the people who have attested to my character and my interrogated.
What's next as far as this goes -- next step for the campaign will you be speaking about this further or do you feel like it needs further explanation.
What can we expect from your team as far as hand delaying any more allegations in the future.
First of all as I indicated.
The only other allegations will be trumped up allegations that they have not the males.
Secondly what you can expect from my campaign is -- need to stay on message but us to continue to do the -- and execute our strategy.
In order to win the nomination.
Now obviously some people to gonna be turned off by this cloud.
That someone wanted to put over my campaign.
But a lot of people aren't going to be turned off we -- and we'll just have to wait and see what happens but let me just say one more time -- I have never.
Sexually harassed even want -- want.
-- these are false accusations.
Moving on to another report today that came out the Wisconsin.
Journal sentinel this when having to do campaign financing and and didn't skip and a -- here a little bit but.
This of course is -- so important this at this report talks about you're.
Chief of staff -- deputy chief of staff that had a private corporation that the reports say find in different parts of your campaign early on.
Now there's some question about whether or not this private corporation has paid back for some of these expenses.
And if they -- and that could be a violation of tax -- could be a violation of campaign laws well.
Well we -- to see any amendments to your FEC filings will there be any change to -- your financial disclosures in the future.
I'm not aware of this report so.
My staff has not have time to go through it.
And so I'm I'm not aware that they're not -- -- -- we're gonna look at the report and see if there is in the validity.
So at this point I can't say that that would be a modification because we don't know at this point.
Whether or not it's true or not so we'll have a wait until we look at it -- we will take a look at it.
But at this point -- I didn't even know about the reporting to you brought it up on the show.
Okay we'll -- a follow up with -- and we appreciate.
Your response to that question let's have a little bit about the campaign.
It's south you how good positive results over the weekend.
Having to do with the Des Moines Register for example on Iowa you're on the top they are also when you look at Texas there's a new -- at -- Texas.
That actually has you -- the governor there Rick Perry which is -- -- significantly wanted to.
Point out -- to our viewers about that.
You tension is a little bit earlier but because of these reports because they're -- -- I'd just like to ask you how you plan on addressing them on the campaign.
How anything this is gonna expected -- viewers and voters and what's your message your voters I had now that we see the results but we also have the.
My message to my supporters is quite simple.
We're gonna stay on message.
These accusations and bubbles that may come up they will continue to find out -- -- -- baseless.
We have gone to leverage this momentum by continuing to stay with the message and -- is.
One of the things that I believe that has attracted so many people to my candidacy.
Is that I have hit I have -- -- bold specific solutions like my man that man play.
Within the next couple weeks we have gone to announce our energy independence strategy.
We've also talked about -- foreign policy philosophy so we are gradually doing that and because I'm specific.
And -- with some of these proposals that's what's resonating with people and I think.
I believe that that's what's -- being reflected in many of these polls that become an -- Let me ask you about it just your personal life is about as you go further down this campaign -- people want to know more about you that's why sometimes these reports get a lot of traction right thing when your character -- -- about your integrity.
Want to know about your family.
We have yet -- really neat.
Hear your better half and added to realizing their bad Gloria your wife of the more than forty years will we see her on the campaign ad campaign trail went away.
I see more of your family out there will only get to know that -- -- You will meet my wife publicly in and exclusive interview that -- currently -- fan and an anticipated.
But you won't see my family out on the campaign trail on -- day to day basis and that's because it was a conscious decision.
Because my adult daughter with her kids she have a life -- -- He has children they have a life.
And my wife represents that calming tranquility that I look forward to getting to -- when I get home she will be.
-- she will be introduced in terms of some limited exposure.
But it's not her style.
For her to be with meal every campaign stop because number one is grueling.
And I want her to continue to be that the nucleus of that common tranquility that you want from you -- I'm an unconventional candidate as you know.
And we run in an unconventional campaign.
And the involvement of my family is also going to be unconventional although you will see them almost selected basis.
The -- mean and more and we appreciate your time today -- thank you so much for joining us and that we'll be talking -- -- thank you.
Thank you -- enjoyed it.