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Oksana's Former Bodyguard

Now Protecting Herman Cain

10/23/2011 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

 Herman Cain bodyguard
Kristian Otto Herzog -- the guy who was once at the center of the bitter battle between Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson -- is now at the center of the race for the Republican presidential nomination ... alongside Herman Cain.

Herzog was spotted on Friday with the GOP candidate during a campaign stop in Detroit, MI.

Cain's spokesperson, J.D. Gordon, tells TMZ this was Herzog's first job with the campaign and he worked with a team of 2-3 guys. Our sources say they don't believe Herzog is scheduled for any future events ... nor do they think he will be asked to provide future services.

Herzog worked as Oksana's bodyguard and claimed to have had a sexual relationship with her. He sided with Mel when she accused him of domestic violence.

Kristian Otto Herzog

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Jack    

He's like a pimple that keeps coming back.

1035 days ago
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TheHOLETruth    

Herman Cain, the Godfather of Soul, is the Republican token Black/buffoon

1035 days ago
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Strokadellic    

Why would anyone want a fat, old dude as a bodyguard? It just doesn't make any sense to me. Nothing personal against this guy...I just mean in general.

1035 days ago
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Justice_4_Kelly    

That fat f*ck sure gets around wearing the same cheap suit and sunglasses. He also likes milling around where celebrities are hanging out and getting himself in photos so he can claim that they're his clients.

The guy is a real predator. How he got hired AGAIN without a background check is beyond me.

1035 days ago
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Daniel Mountain    

Herman Cain cares a lot... about large corporations and rich people. It's the Republican way.

1035 days ago
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Fred Farkel    

I was there at the event in Detroit.

I have been leaning toward Cain and getting ready to write him a chec*****IL I saw all the THUGS that got off that bus at the rally.

FORGET THAT ****.

Yeah. Right.

We need another black THUG in our White House.

1035 days ago
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Melnick    

Typical tolerant lefties - the only thing you see in Cain is the color of his skin. I know you prefer black people to think a certain way and it's really irritating when they have non-approved opinions. You denigrate him as a 'pizza man', rather than note his degree in math, his Master's in computer science, and his time as a ballistics engineer (ie rocket scientist) with the Navy. Unlike the current president, Cain lived a life of accomplishment before running for office.

1035 days ago
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Nancy    

Oh, no! Who's protecting Oksana????

1035 days ago
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Kelly    

Here goes the bipartisanship again...come on, TMZ, we don't need your political slant - which has been made clear numerous times - just give us the celeb gossip!!!! Those of us that read this as a guilty pleasure already know better, but PUH-LEEZE....

1035 days ago
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UPYOURS    

I am shocked that Cain and company are this stupid. This guy is slime, everyone on the planet knows it, and he will spill every bean he has. DUHHHHHHHHH. Way to go, shoot yourself in the foot like John McCain did with Sarah Palin.

1035 days ago
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growup    

Melnick, you hit the nail on the head.

1035 days ago
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sidra    

coming back italllerning.com

1035 days ago
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AM    

I wish more African Americans were right wing...

1035 days ago
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brenda    

He is a wannabe, pure and simple.

TMZ tends to cover these leaches more than actual celebrities.

1035 days ago
15.

John    

Maybe Dr. Murray for Surgeon General?

1035 days ago
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