Ginger White’s sister talks to WHAS11 News about political firestorm


by Adam Walser

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 30 at 7:42 PM

(WHAS11) -- The Kentucky sister of a woman at the center of a political firestorm is talking to WHAS11 News.

This week Louisville native, Ginger White, said she had a 13-year affair with Presidential candidate Herman Cain.

Cain says he's still re-assessing whether he'll continue his run for President.

Ginger White's sister Bridgett Radford now lives in Hopkinsville, Ky.

She talked to us on Wednesday by phone about what the past few days have been like for her sister, since Ginger's alleged affair with Herman Cain became public.

Since news broke of the alleged affair, Ginger White has become a household name.

White, who grew up in Prospect and graduated from Ballard High School in 1983, was virtually unknown before Monday.

Today if you “Google” Ginger White's name, you'll get more than 250 million hits.

She talked Wednesday morning on “Good Morning America” about being thrust onto the national spotlight.

“This has been a very difficult situation for myself and for my family, and it's nothing I am proud of,” White told GMA.

One of the people who's been supporting her the most is her sister Bridgett Radford, who we reached by phone at her home in Hopkinsville.

“She's had a door full of people. People following her. I think that's just been pretty stressful,” Radford said. “On top of that, she’s dealing with being called a liar and having to deal with all the rumors and things going around.”

One person calling Ginger White a liar is Herman Cain, who sent out a fundraising letter in which he disputed White's claims.

“I can't make this stuff up. And frankly speaking, I wouldn't want to make this stuff up,” White told GMA.

White's sister says she was told about the ongoing affair years ago.

“Of course she did. She's my sister. Of course,” Radford said. “What I told her, I'm not gonna make it public, but as I said, she is my sister and we do confide in each other with a lot of things. “

Also on Wednesday, Ginger White shared more records with ABC News indicating contact with Cain continued until a couple of weeks ago and she said Cain provided her with money and gifts.

White's family members say they still have no clue how this will all come out.

“It has already affected her. As to what she's gonna deal with from this point forward, I don’t' know. I'm sure her life is going to change,” Radford said.

Radford told us that her sister moved away from Louisville close to a decade ago, but still considers it home.

She said she recently talked about returning with her family to attend next year's Kentucky Derby.