Cain refuses to directly address sex-harassment report

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Asked if Mr. Cain‘s campaign was denying the report, Mr. Gordon said, “Yes.”

“These are baseless allegations,” Mr. Gordon said in a second interview later Sunday evening. “To my knowledge, this is not an accurate story.”

But Politico said that Mr. Gordon told their publication that Mr. Cain himself had indicated to campaign officials that he was “vaguely familiar” with the charges and that the restaurant association’s general counsel had resolved the matter.

Politico also said it confronted Cain early Sunday outside of the CBS News’ Washington bureau, where he had just been interviewed on “Face the Nation.”

“I am not going to comment on that,” he told Politico when asked specifically about one of the woman’s claims.

When asked if he had ever been accused of harassment by a woman, he responded, Politico said, by asking the reporter, “Have you ever been accused of sexual harassment?”

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