One Cain Accuser Did Receive Settlement: NBC

Plus, Politico reporter won't give details

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 31, 2011 12:32 PM CDT

(Newser) – Although Herman Cain admitted to being “falsely accused” of sexual harassment, he said he personally never paid anyone a settlement related to the allegations—but NBC News confirms at least one woman did receive a settlement from the National Restaurant Association. During his earlier statement, Cain—who was president of the association at the time—left open the possibility that the trade group “did a settlement” without his knowledge. NBC News says the unnamed woman received the money after complaining about Cain’s inappropriate sexual conduct.

Meanwhile, over on MSNBC, Jonathan Martin—who co-wrote the original Politico article on the Cain allegations—said he won’t “get into the details” of what exactly Cain is accused of doing, Real Clear Politics reports. “What actually happened to these women as well, we want to be sensitive to that, too. It includes both verbal and physical gestures,” Martin said. “In one case it involved, I think, inviting a woman up to a hotel room of Cain's on the road … We're just not going to get into the details of exactly what happened with these women beside what's in the story." More at NewsBusters, which accuses Martin of sidestepping the question.

Republican presidential candidate, Herman Cain answers question on his tax plan at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) in Washington, Monday, Oct., 31, 2011.
Republican presidential candidate, Herman Cain answers question on his tax plan at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) in Washington, Monday, Oct., 31, 2011.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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