A woman identified as Ginger White went public Monday with allegations that she had an affair with GOP presidential contender Herman Cain.
“I’m not proud,” White told Atlanta station WAGA-TV. “I didn’t want to come out with this. I did not.”
She had no qualms with admitting the affair was inappropriate.
“It was pretty simple,” White said. “It wasn’t complicated and I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship.”
White said the relationship was an escape from everyday life.
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“He made it very intriguing,” White said. “It was fun. It was something that took me away from my sort of hum-drum life at the time and it was exciting.”
White had autographed copies of his books “Leadership is Common Sense” and “CEO of Self” and compared Cain’s public persona to the Herman Cain she claims to have known.
“Very much the same,” she said. “Very much confident and very much sure of himself, very arrogant in a playful kind of way — very ‘Herman Cain loves Herman Cain.”
White said that she remained friends with Cain, but felt compelled to come forward because of the women who accused him of sexual harassment.
“It bothered me that they were being demonized sort of, or that they were being treated automatically lying, you know and the burden of proof being on them and so I felt very bad for them,” White said. “I wanted to come out and give my side before it was thrown out there and made out to be something filthy which some people will look at and say that is exactly what it is and I’m sorry for that.”
WAGA’s Dale Russell revealed that White had filed sexual harassment charges in the past, and also faced financial difficulties.