In the wake of another woman’s allegation of inappropriate behavior, Herman Cain told key campaign officials and volunteers that he will be conducting an “assessment” of the state of his presidential candidacy.

Cain made the comments during a closed conference call Tuesday morning.

This comes less than 24 hours since Cain and senior aides insisted that he will not drop out of the race. It is unclear what the “assessment” will look in to, when it will begin, or how it will be conducted.

The assessment is clearly a reaction to comments, released Monday, by a woman who claimed she had a 13-year extramarital affair with Cain.

Ginger White made the claims in an interview with the Fox News affiliate in Atlanta.

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