Cain says he was falsely accused of sexual harassment, unaware of settlement

Rachel Rose Hartman
The Ticket

Herman Cain on Monday confirmed that he was accused of sexual harassment when he was head of the National Restaurant Association but said the attacks were "baseless." The GOP presidential candidate also said that he's unaware of any financial settlements related to those accusations.

"I have never sexually harassed anyone," the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza told Fox News in his first major interview since Politico reported Sunday on accusations made by two women against Cain in the 1990s. Cain said Monday that the investigation surrounding those claims concluded they were "baseless."

"It is totally baseless and totally false."

Cain's camp has contended the Politico story was part of a partisan attack against the presidential candidate but would not confirm or deny that Cain was accused of harassment--or that the women behind the accusations received any financial settlements.

"If the Restaurant Association did a settlement, I was not even aware of it and I hope it wasn't for much," Cain told Fox.

When asked if additional allegations of sexual harassment will surface, Cain said if they do, they'll also be false. "People will make them up," Cain said.

You can watch Cain's interview below, via Fox News:

Chris Moody contributed to this report.

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