Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Thursday that he suspected Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign was responsible for reviving sexual harassment allegations made against him in the 1990s.
“Let’s just say, there aren’t enough breadcrumbs that we can lay down that leads us anywhere else at this point,” Cain said on Sean Hannity’s radio talk show.
Perry, in an interview on CNN, said his campaign had nothing to do with the leak.
Cain’s personal life has come under scrutiny due to his emergence as a top-tier contender for the 2012 Republican nomination.
Recently, a third woman has reportedly accused him of inappropriate behavior in the workplace. She alleges she received unwanted comments from Cain during his tenure as head of a restaurant lobby group. The woman said he made sexually suggestive remarks or gestures about the same time that two co-workers had settled separate harassment complaints against Cain, who was then the head of the National Restaurant Association.
The woman spoke only on condition of anonymity, saying she feared losing her current job and the possibility of damage to her reputation. She was located and approached by the Associated Press as part of its investigation into harassment complaints against Cain.