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Cain defends against harassment allegations

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Posted: Nov 09, 2011 8:36 PM
Cain defends against harassment allegations

Businessman Herman Cain is continuing to defend himself against accusations that he sexually harassed women when he led a Washington trade group more than a decade ago.

Cain says at a Republican presidential debate Wednesday that the American people "deserve better than someone being tried in the court of public opinion based on unfounded accusations."

Cain says that since the allegations surfaced more than a week ago, "voters have voted with their dollars," and supported his campaign.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was asked about the allegations against Cain. Romney says Cain has responded to the questions and "people can make their own assessment."

The questions about the Cain allegations generated boos from the audience at Oakland University.