More bimbo eruption for GOP presidential aspirant Herman Cain.
Dale Russell reports for Fox5 Atlanta, Nov. 28, 2011, that an Atlanta businesswoman, Ginger White, claims she has been involved in a 13-year-long affair with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.
White told Russell: “I’m not proud. I didn’t want to come out with this. I did not. It was pretty simple. 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.”
Ginger White says she met Herman Cain in the late 90s in Louisville, Kentucky, when he gave a speech as president of the National Restaurant Association. She was impressed. They shared drinks afterwards and he invited her back to his hotel room.
“’I’d like to see you again,’” White said Cain told her. “’You are beautiful to me, and I would love for us to continue this friendship.’”
She says in his hotel room, he pulled out a calendar and invited her to meet him in Palm Springs. She accepted, and that’s how the affair began.
“He made it very intriguing,” White told FOX 5. “It was fun. It was something that took me away from my humdrum life at the time. And it was exciting.”
According to White, during the next 13 years, he would fly her to cities where he was speaking and he lavished her with gifts. They often stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead and dined at The Four Seasons restaurant. He never harassed her, never treated her poorly, and was the same man you see on the campaign trail.
“Very much the same, very much confident, very much sure of himself,” White said, describing Cain. “Very arrogant in a playful sometimes way. Very, ah — Herman Cain loves Herman Cain.”
When asked if the relationship is going on even now, White said, “I think it is safe to say that after this interview, that will be the end of it. Yes, we have a friendship now.”
She says the physical relationship ended about eight months ago, right before Cain announced he was running for president. But the communication did not. When asked for corroborating evidence, she pointed to her cell phone contacts, among which was the name: Herman Cain.
She showed Fox5 Atlanta some of her cell phone bills that included 61 phone calls or text messages to or from a number starting with 678, which she claims to be Cain’s private cell phone. The calls were made during four different months– calls or texts made as early as 4:26 in the early morning, and as late as 7:52 at night. The latest were in September of this year.
Fox5 Atlanta texted the number and Herman Cain called back. He said he “knew Ginger White” but said these are “more false allegations.” He said she had his number because he was “trying to help her financially.”
She says she planned on keeping the relationship a secret while Cain made his run for the White House until she and her family watched reports of different women who had accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment. She was bothered by the way Cain fought back, attacking the woman, including during an appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.
“It bothered me that they were being demonized, sort of, they were treated as if they were automatically lying, and the burden of proof was on them,” White said. “I felt bad for them.”
Someone who knew Ginger White had called Fox5 Atlanta and a number of other national media outlets with a tip about the affair. So White decided to go public: “I wanted to give my side, before it was thrown out there and made out to be something filthy. Some people will look at this and say that is exactly what it is. I’m sorry for that.”
Fox5 Atlanta checked into Ginger White’s background and found she filed a sexual harassment claim against an employer in 2001. That case was settled. White had also filed for bankruptcy nearly 23 years ago in Kentucky, and has a number of eviction notices in DeKalb County over the past six years, the most recent of which happened this month.
White says she is an unemployed single mom with two kids struggling to make ends meet.