Herman Cain: Sharon Bialek Is Lying

He says he doesn't even recall meeting her
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2011 3:24 PM CST
Herman Cain Says Sharon Bialek Is Lying
Sharon Bialek speaks to the media on Monday.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Herman Cain will be speaking shortly about the very specific accusations leveled against him yesterday by Sharon Bialek, but an interview he gave earlier today offers a sneak peak at his line of defense: “I can categorically say I have never acted inappropriately with anyone. Period,” he told ABC News and Yahoo News. "And as far as these latest charges ... I reject all of those charges.” In fact, he said he doesn't recall ever meeting Bialek. Asked whether she was lying, he responded, "Yes, I’m saying that in as nice a way as I can.”

Other highlights noted by Politico:

  • Family: The allegations are "causing my family some pain," he said, adding that they've had an "emotional impact" on his wife, Gloria.
  • Political enemies: “I honestly believe that there’s an element in this country in our politics that does not want to see a businessman succeed at getting the nomination for the Republican Party and does not want me to succeed at becoming president."
(More Herman Cain 2012 stories.)

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