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Herman Cain says he did not have sex with that woman…Ginger White.
Wait a second: This scenario has a familiar ring.
Some years back, President Bill Clinton says he didn’t have “sexual relations with that woman…Ms. Lewinsky.”
Turns out he was having some some of relations with the White House intern.
Now GOP presidential contender Cain is issuing another denial about sex from a Georgia businesswoman who went public Monday with claims of a 13-year affair with the former Godfathers Pizza CEO and talk-show wannabe.
“It was fun,” White told Fox5 News in Atlanta. “It was something that took me away from my humdrum life at the time. And it was exciting.”
For Cain, there is more resignation than excitement.
“Here we go again,” Cain told CNN. “I didn’t do anything wrong.”
Cain said his lawyer would answer White’s charges “in detail.”
But attorney Lin Wood did not deny White’s claims. Instead, he issued a carefully-worded statement saying Cain had no obligation to “discuss these types of accusations publicly with the media and he will not do so even if his principled position is viewed unfavorably by members of the media.”
But while Cain was denying an affair, Wood drew a comparison between earlier charges of sexual harassment and what he called “private alleged consensual conduct between adults.”
“Sounds like Herman’s lawyer won’t lie for his client,” a long-time GOP consultant told Capitol Hill Blue. “I wonder if Ms. White has a semen-stained blue dress in her closet.”
The dress reference comes from a blue-dress that Monica Lewinsky kept and did not clean after one of her oral sex encounters with Clinton. DNA tests later confirmed a semen stain on the dress came from Clinton and the President later admitted he lied when he claimed no sexual relations with Lewinsky.
White said she met Cain in Louisville, KY in the late 1990s while he was serving as head of the National Restaurant Association. After drinks he invited her to his hotel room, she said, and the affair began. Cain, she said, paid for her travel to meet him in places like Palm, Springs, CA, and gave her gifts.
Cain says he knew White and tried to help her financially when she was out of a job. Public records show White has a long list of judgments filed against her for non-payment of rent.