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Herman Cain's Women: GOP Candidate Accused Of Sexual Harassment, Affair (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 11/29/2011 4:25 pm Updated: 11/29/2011 4:59 pm

On Oct. 31 Politico reported that two women had filed sexual harassment claims against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain while he was head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. In the weeks that followed, more women came forward, and two went public with their accusations. Most recently, Atlanta businesswoman Ginger White spoke out alleging she and Cain had an extramarital affair for 13 years.

Cain has repeatedly denied the allegations. But the candidate has also come under fire for referring to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as "Princess Nancy" during a Republican presidential debate.

Here's a look at the women who have come forward with accusations against Cain:

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On Oct. 31 Politico broke the news that two women had filed sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain when he ran the National Restaurant Association 20 years ago. At the time the story was published the women wished to remain anonymous, but one, Karen Kraushaar, came forward on Nov. 8, the day after a third woman, Sharon Bialek, held a press conference alleging she was sexually harassed by Cain.

Kraushaar, a Treasury Department spokeswoman, was an employee at the National Restaurant Association during the time Cain was head of the group. She did not discuss the details of the claim, but her attorney described the story Bialek told as familiar. "I'm not authorized to give specifics, but the conduct is similar and it's corroborating evidence for the complaint my client filed." Kraushaar received a settlement of about $45,000.

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