Herman Cain
Just as the sexual harassment allegations against him were beginning to fade, Herman Cain was faced on Monday with a new scandal when a Georgia businesswoman claimed to have had a 13-year affair with him -- and now several news outlets are reporting that he is "reassessing" whether to stay in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Reuters

Presidential candidate Herman Cain on Monday refuted a story that is yet to break.

He told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that a story will break on Monday night in which a woman is going to accuse me of an affair for an extended period of time.

Cain said an Atlanta television station asked him for comment.

According to MyFoxAtlanta.com, a businesswoman name Ginger White is alleging that she has been involved in a 13-year-long affair with Cain, a runner on the Republican ticket and former Godfather's Pizza CEO.

That report stated that over the Thanksgiving weekend, FOX 5 senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell sat with White, who decided to come clean.

It was pretty simple, White said. 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.

Russell is expected to reveal why White is speaking out now in the exclusive interview at 6 p.m., and show reportedly records White claims back up her story.

Cain told CNN that White is someone that I know, who is an acquaintance who I thought was a friend.

Cain's attorney, Lin Wood, released a statement to the media noting the accusation appears to be of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults - a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public.

No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life, the statement read, as reported by the media. The public's right to know and the media's right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one's bedroom door.

Mr. Cain has alerted his wife to this new accusation and discussed it with her. He has no obligation to discuss these types of accusations publicly with the media and he will not do so even if his principled position is viewed unfavorably by members of the media.

Cain has been criticized for taking a slow response to the multiple allegations of sexual harassment that were recently revealed.

Earlier this month, Politico reported that two women were paid settlements regarding sexual harassment allegations against Cain during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.

Cain has denied sexually harassing anyone, but he has taken a hit in the polls in recent days.