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Herman Cain: The Devil Was Behind Sexual Harassment Allegations

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The former CEO of the National Restaurant Association told RealClearReligion in a story published Wednesday that he didn't challenge allegations that he sexually harassed at least four women, some of them anonymous, while at the helm of that organization because it would have been a "huge distraction" from his campaign. He maintained that his accusers are "liars."

Now serving as an associate pastor at a Baptist church in Atlanta, Cain speculated to the publication that the Devil may have masterminded the allegations.

"It made me realize that there was a bigger force than right," he said, further blaming the media for "not doing their due diligence."

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