In an interview Thursday night with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Herman Cain’s lawyer repeatedly dodged questions as to whether his client had carried on 13-year affair with a woman the candidate describes as a “friend.” Earlier that day, the influential New Hampshire daily, the Union Leader, reported that the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO had paid money to a woman claiming to have carried on a long-term extramarital affair with Cain.
Ginger White, the woman at the center of the controversy, reportedly received monthly payments from Cain to help her with “month to month bills and expenses.”
Cain admits to helping the woman financially, although such aid was made without his wife’s knowledge, he asserts.
"My wife did not know about it, and that was the revelation," Cain said, according to the newspaper. "My wife found out about it when she (White) went public with it."
This alleged inappropriate relationship with a member of the opposite sex came in the wake of a spate of sexual-harassment allegations that have plagued the once-surging GOP presidential hopeful. Four women have accused the former head of the National Restaurant Association of sexually harassing them during their time at the organization.
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