Gloria Cain breaks silence, responds to harassment allegations

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 5:44pm

Herman Cain's wife is speaking out for the first time, about the harassment accusations against her husband. Gloria Cain defends her husband.

"This is my family," she said during an interview with FOX News.

Gloria Cain has been nearly invisible during her husband's run for the White House, "Because this thing is going to move so fast you'd better look quick," she says.

However, she has been mentioned on the campaign trail.

"I can tell you one thing about my wife of 43 years,” Herman Cain said. “She is 200 percent behind me."

But unlike other candidates' wives, Gloria Cain has not been stumping for her husband.

"My wife and I, we have a family life, and she is maintaining the calmness and the tranquility of that family life so, when I do get a day off of the campaign trail, I can go home and enjoy my family," Herman Cain explained.

The reluctant campaigner is now stepping forward to defend her husband against sexual harassment allegations in an interview with Greta Van Susteren that FOX News will run tonight.

"...to hear such graphic allegations,” Gloria Cain says. "...and know that that would have been something that was totally disrespectful of her as a woman. And I know that's not the person he is. He totally respects women."

Two other women had filed claims and received cash settlements from the National Restaurant Association where Cain served as president. Gloria says the claims do not match the husband she knows.

"I'm thinking he would have to have a split personality to do the things that were said."

Cain has repeatedly denied any inappropriate behavior.

"The charges and the accusations I absolutely reject," he says.

Fighting back, yet acknowledging the strain on wife, Gloria.

"She can get angry like anybody else,” he admits.

But the family still manages to find time to laugh at themselves.

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