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Atty. of Cain accuser talks with Wolf Blitzer

Joel Bennett, the attorney for one of Herman Cain's accusers, tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer that his client wants to put the past behind her. A full transcript will be posted on CNN.com.  This interview aired today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer during the 4 p.m. ET hour.

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Highlight from Full Interview

WOLF BLITZER, HOST, CNN'S "THE SITUATION ROOM": When they say in the statement, the National Restaurant Association, that at the time Mr. Herman Cain - I'm reading from their statement - disputed the allegations in the complaint. He flatly says that whatever she was alleging was not true. I want you to respond to that.

JOEL BENNETT, CAIN ACCUSER'S ATTORNEY: In almost 40 years of being a lawyer, I cannot recall anyone who has been accused of sexual harassment who said I did it.

BLITZER: So you're just saying what?

BENNETT: They always deny it. Very simple.

BLITZER: But there was no formal investigation, shall we say. He says he recused himself. This agreement was worked out between the National Restaurant Association, the general council, I assume, and you representing her at the time, right?

BENNETT: And their outside counsel at the time.

BLITZER: They had an outside counsel, a private lawyer whom they retained.

BENNETT: Correct. Correct.

BLITZER: So where does this go from here from your perspective?

BENNETT: My client hopes it's over from her perspective. There are other complainants out there and what they choose to do is their business.


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