Herman Cain, who is currently running near the top of the polls for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, said Tuesday that allegations of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment were “false” and “simply didn’t happen.”

“I have never acted inappropriately with anyone,” he told reporters at a press conference.

Cain also denied the latest claims brought forward by Karen Kraushaar, who previously worked for Cain at the National Restaurant Association. She currently works as a spokeswoman from the Treasury Department. She was the second woman to go public with allegations, and fifth overall. Kraushaar did not give details of the alleged incident.

Sharon Bialek, a Chicago Native, on Monday held a press conference stating she had been sexually harassed by Cain in 1997. She said she is not filing a lawsuit against the politician but says she wanted to tell her story.

Bialek is the first woman who has come out publicly to allege sexual harassment against Cain.

At a press conference in New York on Monday, Bialek told reporters that she met with Cain for dinner in 1997 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., because she had reached out to Cain for help in finding a job. At the time she was working at the National Restaurant's Association.

"He suddenly reached over and put his hand on my leg, under my skirt and reached for my genitals," Bialek alleged in the press conference. Bialek said she told her boyfriend and "a mentor at the time" that Cain had been inappropriate and said she was "embarrassed" but didn't go into detail.

Cain is a former restaurant chain owner and former president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.