Herman Cain responded to the numerous sexual harassment allegations against him today at a press conference. He didn't break out in song (it's happened before), but he spent most of the time speaking in the third person while denying all claims.
"The charges and the accusations I absolutely reject. They simply didn't happen," said the Republican presidential hopeful. He said he's willing to prove his innocence by taking a lie detector test, assuming there's "a good reason" to undergo the exam.
He vowed to stay in the race, despite these accusations.
At least four woman have accused the businessman of some kind of unwanted sexual advances over the past two decades. One of the accusers, Sharon Bialek, held a press conference yesterday and detailed an alleged groping incident in 1997 — a charge Cain said "simply did not happen."
Cain denied ever knowing or recognizing the Chicago-area blonde.
Instead, he lashed out at the "Democrat machine" for bringing "forth a troubled woman to make false accusations." Allegations by this so-called "troubled woman" have hurt Cain's candidacy.
A new Reuters poll out today shows 40 percent of Republicans view Cain less favorably after watching the video of Bialek accusing Cain of groping her in his car. And 39 percent said they believe the assertions by Sharon Bialek are true.