Herman Cain Causes More Controversy with "Princess Nancy" Comment

Herman Cain Causes More Controversy with "Princess Nancy" Comment

"In recent days we have learned that four different women have accused you of inappropriate behavior," CNBC's Maria Bartiromo told Herman Cain at the Republican debate.

Boos rained down as Bartiromo questioned Cain about those explosive sexual harassment allegations being leveled against him.

"The American people deserve better than someone being tried in the court of public opinion based on unfounded accusations," said Cain.

Cain was then cheered at Wednesday night's Republican Presidential Debate. INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent asked him about the dramatic moment as he left the auditorium in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

"Wondering what your response was to the crowd response when they asked that tough question," asked Trent.

"It made me feel good. I mean it says that the American people have gotten past that, " said Cain.

Bartiromo told Trent that she wasn't bothered by the boos.  

"No I don't think so, I mean I think this was his base," said Bartiromo.

Cain is also coming under fire for calling House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi "Princess Nancy."

"Princess Nancy sent it to committee, and it stayed there," said Cain.

The remark was immediately jumped on by Twitter commentators.

"Princess Nancy! That will be really helpful for Cain's reputation as someone who has utmost respect for women," tweeted a reporter for The New Yorker magazine.

Cain apologized for the crack right after the debate.

"That was a statement that I probably should not have made," said Cain.

Meanwhile, Cain's lawyer, Lin Wood, is warning women who may be thinking about coming forward with sexual harassment allegations. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes her as saying, "I'm not here to scare anyone off, [however] they should think twice, anyway.

"These are the type of tactics that are used every single day to intimidate women from coming forward," said Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization for Women in NYC.

Two women who have already gone public with their claims are now under siege.  

Sharon Bialek is being called a "Gold digger (who) flirted like a tart," by a columnist for the New York Post.

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh blasted both Bialek and Karen Kraushaar, for their plans to hold a joint press conference.

"Now the babes are gonna have a joint presser. Babes ... I probably shouldn't say 'babe', should I?" said Limbaugh.

Kraushaar said in a statement, "Anyone should be able to report allegations of sexual harassment without fear that their lives and careers will be put on public display and laid open to public scrutiny."