Ginger White says she and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain had an affair that lasted more than a decade in a report released by Atlanta-based station Fox 5 on Monday.
The Georgia businesswoman said what occurred between herself and Cain was "pretty simple." She explained, "I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship."
White opened up over the weekend about the alleged affair, which she said went on for 13 years.
Fox 5 reports:
When [Cain's] new book, CEO of SELF, came out in 2001, she says Cain once again autographed it for her writing, "Friends are forever! Everything else is a bonus."
Even before White's accusations came to light, Cain sought to do damage control. During an interview on CNN on Monday, the presidential candidate preemptively said he was expecting to face allegations of "an affair for an extended period of time" and denied any wrongdoing.
While Cain did not identify White by name during the appearance, he said of his accuser, "It is someone that I know who is an acquaintance that I thought was a friend."
In the past month, sexual harassment allegations leveled against Cain by multiple women have been thrust into the public eye. The Republican hopeful has vehemently denied their charges.
"Here we go again," Cain said on Monday. "I didn't do anything wrong."
In speaking to Fox 5, White alleged that her physical relationship with Cain ended before the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza launched his campaign roughly eight months ago. She said, however, their communication continued beyond that point.
White predicted that her decision to go public with her side of the story will likely mark the end of her relationship with Cain. Nevertheless, she said, "We have a friendship now."
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