WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says he doesn't remember the specific allegations of sexual
harassment that were made against him in the 1990s.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Cain was asked if he was unaware of the specific allegations and he responded "some of them." Then when pressed, he said he wasn't aware of any of the
allegations. He told The AP: "That was 12 years ago. So no, I don't remember."
Cain has denied sexually harassing anyone while he was head of
the National Restaurant Association. He says the allegations are
surfacing now as part of a "witch hunt."
The former pizza company executive was responding to a Politico
report that said the trade group gave financial settlements to at
least two female employees who had accused Cain of inappropriate
sexual behavior. Cain says he doesn't know whether the association
provided any such settlements.
The trade group has declined to comment.