By MARK DUELL
Herman Cain brushed off sexual harassment claims brought against him in the 1990s that he says were later dropped as 'baseless,' as he said of one of the women: 'I don't even remember her name.'
The 2012 presidential hopeful today revealed why one of two female employees accused him of sexual harassment while he was head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.
Meanwhile, he has labelled allegations of sexually suggestive behaviour revealed in a Politico report that threatens to trip up his run for Republican presidential candidate as 'false accusations'.
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Under the microscope: Herman Cain appeared on Fox News Monday night to talk about the details of the sexual harrassment allegations brought against him
Denial: Herman Cain says he 'never sexually harassed anyone' while he was at the National Restaurant association
The report alleged the women signed agreements with the group that gave them five-figure financial payouts to leave - but it allegedly barred them from discussing this. Neither woman was identified.
'I've never sexually harassed anyone and I was falsely accused while I was at the National Restaurant Association,' GOP presidential candidate Mr Cain told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren today.
Face off: Hermain Cain talked about the sexual harassment allegations tonight in an interview with Fox News's Greta Van Susteran
Denial: The GOP presidential candidate, pictured today, has labelled allegations of sexually suggestive behaviour revealed in a Politico report as 'false accusations'
Mr Cain told Fox News that he remembered one incident where a female worker in her late 30s or early 40s was upset with a gesture he made. ‘She was in my office one day, and I made a gesture saying - and I was standing close to her - and I made a gesture saying you are the same height as my wife,’ he told Van Susteren.
‘And I brought my hand up to my chin saying: “My wife comes up to my chin”. And that was put in (the complaint) as something that made her uncomfortable,' he said - reported the Washington Examiner.
Mr Cain said that he recused himself as CEO of the National Restaurant Association after the first claim was filed, a claim which was later found to be 'baseless,' he said. Read more>>