The biggest question coming out of Politico's hot potato of a story about Herman Cain's supposed history of sexually harassing employees was, you know, what did he do?
Politico notes that the complaints included "descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable and that they regarded as improper in a professional relationship." So it was somewhere between "saying hi" and "pulling your dick out." Huh? Well according to Herman Cain himself, one of these "gestures" might have involved... chin-touching.
The Washington Examiner shares the details of an interview Greta van Susteren shot with Herman Cain today, to be aired this evening. Lock up the kids:
Van Susteren asked what Cain did that led to the accusation. There were reportedly more than one accusations in the complaint, but Cain said he recalled just one incident. "She was in my office one day, and I made a gesture saying — and I was standing close to her — and I made a gesture saying you are the same height as my wife. And I brought my hand up to my chin saying, 'My wife comes up to my chin.'" At that point, Cain gestured with his flattened palm near his chin. "And that was put in there [the complaint] as something that made her uncomfortable," Cain said, "something that was in the sexual harassment charge."
Well, this Greta Van Susteren interview sounds completely fucking agonizing. What else did he tell her?
Cain also offered new information about the settlement of the case. Politico, which broke the sexual harassment allegation story, said that the woman received a money settlement "in the five-figure range." When van Susteren asked about that, Cain said, "My general counsel said this started out where she and her lawyer were demanding a huge financial settlement…I don't remember a number…But then he said because there was no basis for this, we ended up settling for what would have been a termination settlement." When van Susteren asked how much money was involved, Cain said. "Maybe three months' salary. I don't remember. It might have been two months. I do remember my general counsel saying we didn't pay all of the money they demanded."
That's a minor development from Cain's story earlier today, when he was saying he had no idea that it reached a cash settlement.
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