Herman Cain Recalls
November 1, 2011 by staff
Herman Cain Recalls, U.S. Republican Herman presidential hopeful Cain says he remembers the details of an “agreement” in a sexual harassment case against him, but says it was “minimal.” Cain also asked Monday about alleged improper financial arrangements between a charity and campaign.
The former pizza executive leader, national and state polls for the GOP presidential nomination, “he told PBS NewsHour” Monday recalled a “financial agreement” with a woman who accused him of inappropriate behavior during his tenure as 1996 – 1999 National Restaurant Association president. Earlier, Cain said he was “aware” of any sexual harassment “solution.”
He explained the difference the PBS news program. “I was aware that an agreement was reached,” he said. “‘Settlement’ word against the word” agreement “, you know, I’m not sure what you called it. I know there was some agreement, but it ended up being minimal, did not have to bring it.
“My general counsel and human resources director had the authority to resolve this issue,” he said. “So it was not one of those things where you have a level above a certain authority and had to sign -. If I did I do not think I did – I do not even remember his signature, as was minimal in terms of what the deal was. ”
Program host Judy Woodruff told PBS News said the deal was “five figures.”
Later, in an interview with Fox News Channel program “On the Record”, they said Cain, saying the Restaurant Association “ended settling for what would have been a termination agreement” with an employee who complained about the conduct of Cain. He said that amounts to “maybe three months’ salary.”
The charges against Cain were first Sunday night political, as detailed separate incidents between Cain and two women on the staff of the association that led to separation pay packages. He said the incidents were “full of innuendo alleged conversations or personal questions suggestive of a sexual nature.”
The Restaurant Association has refused to comment on what he called “personnel matters that allegedly took place nearly 15 years,” reported The New York Times.
Cain began on Monday, saying he never sexually harassed anyone and knew nothing about financial arrangements. In the afternoon, told the National Press Club in Washington, the allegations had been made, but said the review of the Restaurant Association found “no basis”.
He called the accusations against him “a witch hunt.”
When asked about “PBS NewsHour” if you see any behavior that he thought he could have been inappropriate, said: “In my opinion, no, but as you can imagine, is in the eye of the person who thinks that maybe crossed. the line. ”
And when asked whether a woman who accused him had asked to meet him in a hotel room, said: “That I do not quite remember, you know, I do not remember that.”.
As for the alleged improper arrangements between a charity and its campaign, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday Cain’s campaign could have accepted thousands of dollars in goods and services tax-exempt organization, founded by Cain Head of State Mayor Mark Block in apparent violation of campaign finance laws.
Documents obtained by the newspaper suggested that the group, U.S. prosperity, paid about 15,000 and a “bill of Atlanta,” by 17,000 and for the charter flight service and 5000 and the travel expenses of Cain Iowa, Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas and Louisiana.
The documents indicate prosperity and 3700 paid for the iPad tablet PCs purchased January 4, the newspaper said.
Authenticity of the documents was verified by two people close to the company, the newspaper said.
Federal law prohibits the election campaign and tax-exempt groups to participate in political activities or contribute to election campaigns.
Cain campaign officials had no immediate comment on the report. U.S. Prosperity is now defunct, told the Journal Sentinel.
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