Ginger White came forward Monday to tell her story of a 13-year affair with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. White, however, has a history of financial trouble and bankruptcy that may threaten her credibility.
The 46-year-old Atlanta businesswoman has a murky past. White has liens and civil judgments in Kentucky and Georgia dating back to 1994, according to ABC News. Eleven of the liens have been filed since 2009, with nine filed in 2011 alone.
White told FOX Affiliate WAGA-TV in Atlanta that she is a single mom, twice divorced, with two kids. She has struggled to make ends meet throughout her life and is currently unemployed.
WAGA coundected a background check of Cain's alleged mistress to verify her credibility. The news station found that White filed for bankruptcy nearly 23 years ago in Kentucky. She has also received a number of eviction notices in DeKalb County over the past six years. Most recently, she received an eviction notice two weeks ago for failure to pay rent nearly every month since the beginning of the year.
In addition to money problems, White has had a number of legal issues. She filed a sexual harassment claim against an employer in 2011, but the case has since been settled. She has also had lawsuits filed against her.
White's former business partner, Kimberly Vay, filed for a temporary protective order against her for repeated e-mails/texts threatening lawsuit and defamation of character. Although the case was dismissed, Vay followed the protective order with a libel lawsuit against White. A judge gave a default judgment in Vay's favor when White failed to respond to the lawsuit.
When asked by WAGA why, with her questionable economic circumstances, her claims against Cain should be believed, White said, Because I admit it. Whatever happened with Kim happened. Just as there would make no sense for me to come out with these allegations against Herman if it absolutely wasn't true.
White's story comes following a series of sexual harassment allegations against Cain. Sharon Bialek, 50, came forward on Nov. 7 with claims that Cain sexually harassed her during his time as president of the National Restaurant Association in 1997. She claimed he stuck his hand up her skirt and tried to pull her head toward his crotch after she asked him to help her find a job.
According to public documents reviewed by ABC News, Bialeck, like White, has a history of shifts in employment and financial problems, including declaring bankruptcy in 1991 and 2001.
Despite Bialeck's allegations as well as claims from other women, Cain's wife of 43 years, Gloria, defended her husband about two weeks ago. His conscience would bother him and he couldn't look me straight in the eye, she told Greta Van Sustern in an interview on FOX News.
Cain also continues to deny all allegations of sexual harassment. He spoke out on CNN Monday following White's official statement on WAGA to deny her claims of a 13-year affair. When asked directly by Wolf Blitzer if his friendship with White was an affair, Cain replied, It was not. He said that White was only a friend of his who he had tried to help financially.
Attorney Len Wood, however, did not deny the affair in a statement released to WAGA, but rather claimed that a consensual sexual relationship between adults is not a proper subject of injquiry by the media or the public.
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