Cain disputed the allegations at the time, according to the trade group, and the Republican presidential hopeful has continued to deny that he sexually harassed anyone, though he has acknowledged that one woman filed a complaint and received a settlement.
Cain’s campaign has tried to move forward and has said that he doesn’t plan to answer more questions on the issue. But prominent Republicans like Haley Barbour and Karl Rove insist that Cain must disclose all the facts before he can expect to truly continue his White House bid.
On Monday, the former Godfather’s pizza CEO is scheduled to appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”and have private meetings in California.
“I am in it to win it. And far as we’re concerned, these allegations aren’t going anywhere,” Cain said on Fox News. “I mean people might make up some more stuff.”
Monday’s news conference marked the first time that any of Cain’s accusers have actually come forward and stated publicly that Cain acted inappropriately. Politico reported a week ago that two women filed complaints with the restaurant trade group when Cain was chairman in the 1990s.