While delivering a speech at Middle Tennessee State University on Thursday, Herman Cain was interrupted by protesters who shouted "sexual abuse is not acceptable" and "we are the 99 percent!"
Cain responded by not saying much, at one point asking the protesters if they were done and later saying, "I committed to the dean that I'm not going to address any political issues today, but do you know how tempting that is?" The crowd chuckled.
Here's how it went down:
This comes as Cain admitted his wife did not know about his friendship with a woman who says the two had a sexual affair - or that he was providing her with money.
In an interview Thursday with the New Hampshire Union Leader, the Republican presidential hopeful said he gave Ginger White money to help her with "month-to-month bills and expenses" without telling his wife.
Cain said his wife, Gloria, did not know about any of that until White alleged an affair that lasted 13 years.
Cain has denied a sexual relationship and said he and White were only friends. He said he helped White pay her bills because she was out of work.
He described himself as "soft-hearted" and said White is not the only friend he has helped financially.
In an interview with Sean Hannity, also on Thursday, Cain vowed to "reestablish" his character:
(H/T: National Journal)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.