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What happened: Ginger White, right, publicly announced an extramarital affair with Herman Cain in which she claimed that she and the Republican presidential hopeful had been having "casual sex" over a period of 13 years. She also said that Cain helped pay her "month-to-month bills and expenses."
The apology: On a Dec. 1 MSNBC appearance, White apologized to Hermain Cain's wife and children. "I am not a cold-hearted person. I am a mother of two kids. And of course my heart bleeds for this woman because I am a woman and being in a situation like this cannot be fun," she said. "And I am deeply, deeply sorry if I have caused any hurt to her and to his kids, to his family. That was not my intention. I never wanted to hurt anyone and I'm deeply sorry. I am very sorry.