The former Godfather's Pizza CEO told CNN's Wolf Blitzer he wanted to "give you a heads up and everyone a heads up" that the woman would be coming forward.
He said he knows the woman, but denied having had an affair with her.
"I did not have an affair," he said. "I have done nothing wrong."
According to an Atlanta affiliate of Fox News, the woman, who has been identified as Ginger White, is claiming she and Cain were romantically involved for 13 years.
"It was pretty simple," White told the Fox affiliate, which aired its report at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. "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."
Cain described the woman as an "acquaintance who I thought was a friend" and said his campaign was going to handle the charges "detail by detail, accusation by accusation."
When asked explicitly if he had either sex or an affair with the woman, Cain said "no."
He declined to respond more specifically without more detailed knowledge of what the woman was alleging.
"This individual's going to accuse me of an affair for an extended period of time. I don't want to specify because I don't know what's in the story," Cain said. "Through my attorney, we will respond to every detail and every allegation."
Just as the client of ambulance chasing media whore Gloria Allred, this new woman has a sordid past (Kerry Picket - Washington Times).
According to Fox 5 Atlanta:
“Before our interview, we checked into Ginger White's background. We found she filed a sexual harassment claim against an employer in 2001. That case was settled.
We also found a bankruptcy filing nearly 23 years ago in Kentucky, and a number of eviction notices here in DeKalb County over the past six years. The most recent happened this month.
Ms. White says she has been unemployed, and she is a single mom with two kids struggling to make ends meet.
“I don't think that makes me out to be a bad person,” White said. “It makes me out to be one of the millions of people right now trying to keep a roof over their head.”
We also found a lawsuit filed by a former business partner, Kimberly Vay, who once sought a "stalking temporary protective order" against Ms. White for "repeated e-mails/texts threatening lawsuit and defamation of character." The case was dismissed; but was followed by a libel lawsuit against Ms. White. A judge entered an order in favor of Kimberly Vay because Ms. White failed to respond to the lawsuit.
All this new information makes me more suspicious of these claims at this point. Plus, why not let the press know when all the other cases were coming forward?
I don't know what more will be found out, but all these claims from people who are unemployed, having money problems or who have made frivolous allegations is a repeated patterns, and something really smells.