Alleged Herman Cain mistress from Louisville, her sister speaks

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The woman who went on Atlanta television saying she had an extramarital affair with presidential candidate Herman Cain has ties to Jefferson County. Ginger White said she met Cain in Louisville in the 1990s. WAVE 3 spoke with White's sister who says she is proud of her sister for speaking the truth.

Bridgett Radford lives in Hopkinsville, about two and half hours southwest of Louisville, but said her sister was born and raised in Louisville.

Things went from bad to worse for Cain, who was once the top Republican presidential candidate - four harassment charges, then an interview with White.

"I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship," said White to an Atlanta news station.

White claims they had a 13-year affair. Still just two days later Cain continues to campaign, this time in the Ohio River Valley where he barely alludes to the allegations.

"They're attacking my character, my reputation, and my name in order to try and bring me down," said Cain in Cincinnati.

In a statement Cain calls White's "troubled" and the story "completely false." Radford denies both accusations.

"She's a great person," said Radford. "She's a wonderful mom too. She has a great personality. She's an intelligent person."

White's younger sister said she knew about the affair from the beginning, but would not say if she had met Cain. We asked if she expressed concern to her sister that she was dating a married man.

"What me and my sister spoke about as far as this is concerned was between me and her," said Radford.

Radford instead talked about her sister, class of '83 graduate from Ballard High School. White married John White, a fellow Ballard alumnus and basketball star. They had two children, separated, and then she moved to Georgia. She moved back to Louisville for a decade or so ago. Radford said the Whites were not together when Ginger started dating Cain.

"All she's doing is telling the truth, so I don't know what could be so wrong with telling the truth," said Radford.

Regarding dropping out of the race, Radford said Cain needs to do what's best for him.

When asked if the fact that Cain had an extramarital affair for over a decade make him less qualified to be president, Radford said, "Yes, in my opinion."

Cain said he is reassessing his candidacy.

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