Clyburn added that Cain probably thought he could just ignore the reports on the allegations and they would go away. 

"I think that he was sort of blindsided by this," Clyburn continued. "I think he thought he could just explain this away or ignore and it'd go away. That may work in the corporate world where he can just pay someone off and somebody will be quiet but you can't do that in this world."

On Sunday, Cain's campaign said it was done answering questions about the allegations. "Don't even go there," Cain said to one reporter trying to ask him a question about the allegations.