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The New York Times reports that one of the women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment when he ran the National Restaurant Association received a years-worth of severance pay as part of an agreement to leave the lobbying group.The amount of the payment contradicts Cain’s earlier attempts to deny — and then downplay — that a settlement was reached after the unspecified incident. Cain’s inability to provide a definitive statement on the allegations that puts the issue to rest highlights his campaign’s disorganization, and seems certain to hurt him in the polls.
The paper also reports that the alleged harassment occurred at an NRA event with “heavy drinking,”
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