Politics & Policy

Cain Now Remembers Settlement

Herman Cain told Fox News today that “if the Restaurant Association did a settlement [related to the sexual harassment allegations], I wasn’t even aware of it.”

Now, according to the Washington’s Examiner’s Byron York, he told Greta Van Susteren, in an interview slated for tonight, that “My general counsel said this started out where she and her lawyer were demanding a huge financial settlement…I don’t remember a number…But then he said because there was no basis for this, we ended up settling for what would have been a termination settlement.” 

Cain added that he thought the settlement might have been “three months’ salary.”

“I don’t remember,” he said. “It might have been two months.  I do remember my general counsel saying we didn’t pay all of the money they demanded.”

The Cain campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...