Herman Cain acknowledged that he was accused of sexual harassment while he was head of the National Restaurant Association, but called the claims "totally baseless" in his first direct comments on the story.

Cain told Fox News when asked about the truth of the allegations: "I have never sexually harassed anyone and, yes, I was falsely accused when I was at the National Restaurant Association." He went on to call the accusations "totally baseless." When asked how the campaign would move forward, Cain said it would stay on message. "What you can expect from my campaign is for me to stay on message," the Times Caucus blog transcribed.

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