Visiting CNN's "Situation Room" today, Herman Cain swiftly denied having an extramarital affair with an Atlanta businesswoman. "This individual is going to accuse me of an affair for an extended period of time," Cain said. (See the video.) "It is someone that I know who is an acquaintance that I thought was a friend." Cain said he's alerted his wife, who groaned, "Here we go again." He also said he'll stay in the Republican presidential primary race. The woman, Ginger White, is telling her story on Fox 5 in Atlanta tonight, MyFox Atlanta reports.
"It was pretty simple," White says of the alleged 13-year affair. “It wasn't complicated. I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship.” In her TV interview, she will try to prove her story and explain why she's speaking up now. Earlier today, Cain's attorney fired off a preemptive statement saying that "this appears to be 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."