Cain's Other Harassment Settlement: $45K

That's a bit more than the 'maybe three months' salary' he indicated
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2011 2:21 PM CDT
Herman Cain's Settlement for Second Accuser Was $45,000
Herman Cain speaks at the Congressional Health Caucus Thought Leaders Series on Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Herman Cain’s sexual harassment settlements weren’t as modest as he’s made them out to be. First the New York Times found that one settlement was an unusually high $35,000, and now Politico has discovered that the other was an even heftier $45,000. Both figures are a far cry from the two or three months’ pay Cain initially recalled giving out in an interview with Fox News.

Cain has so far acknowledged only one settlement, and told Greta Van Susteren “it might have been two months' (salary). I don’t remember the exact number.” Later he said, “Maybe three months’ salary or something like that, just vaguely trying to recall it.” Yesterday on CNN he revised that upward yet again, saying “it was somewhere in the vicinity of three to six months’ severance pay.” (More Herman Cain sexual harassment stories.)

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