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Herman Cain faces affair allegations

The woman, Ginger White (pictured) said that she had an affair with the married US Republican presidential hopeful for 13 years.

Ginger White poses for a photo near Dunwoody, Georgia, yesterday
Ginger White poses for a photo near Dunwoody, Georgia, yesterday
Image: Greg Bluestein/AP/Press Association Images

US REPUBLICAN PARTY presidential candidate Herman Cain faces new allegations that he had an affair that lasted for more than a decade.

The woman, Ginger White (right), told reporters that she had a 13-year-long affair with Cain.

White told TV station Fox 5 Atlanta that the alleged affair with Cain ended not long before he announced his candidacy for the White House.

“It was fun,” said White, 46, as she described how former Godfather’s Pizza chairman Cain had bought her plane tickets for a rendezvous in Palm Springs, California.

It was something that took me away from my sort of humdrum life at the time. And it was exciting.

Cain denied the accusation to CNN and said he didn’t do anything wrong.

He said she is an acquaintance of his but he did not have an affair with her. He said he was trying to help her out as she was unemployed.

The candidate also said that he would continue in the race as long as his wife supports him.

White told the Associated Press that what she said in the interview was true.

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Cain’s campaign said detractors were trying “to derail the Cain train with more accusations of past events that never happened”.

Cain was faced with sexual harassment allegations earlier this year from a third woman who considered filing a complaint against him over sexually suggestive remarks and gestures.

In the late 1990s, Cain settled with two women who accused him of unwanted behaviour.

- Additional reporting by AP

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