This time, Herman Cain isn't waiting on an accuser's press conference to make news of the latest accusation made against him, going to CNN on Monday afternoon to announce: "This individual is going to accuse me of an affair for an extended period of time." Cain added, "We will respond" when specifics are known. Atlanta's Fox News 5, which is scheduled to run its report at 6 p.m., is teasing the interview with the latest Cain accuser by saying that she had a 13 year affair with the candidate.
The Fox station, in a live stream, said the accuser wanted to speak to a local outlet and released an image and video of the Georgia woman, reportedly named Ginger White. The candidate, speaking on CNN, said that his wife's response to the latest accuser news was: "Here we go again." Ahead of the airing of the interview between White and the Fox station, she said to interviewer Dale Russell that "I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship.”
As many reporters have noted, Cain's attorney, Lin Wood, is attempting to frame the alleged affair in a statement as "an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults - a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public."
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