On Tuesday's edition of The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert came to Herman Cain's defense in his sexual harassment scandal.

"Of course, when you're tops in the polls, the media digs up your past," he said. "It's not fun, but it beats being Jon Huntsman. No one is even searching through his present."

The comedian also stood behind Cain when analyzing the GOP presidential candidate's comments in an interview with Fox News' Greta van Susteren, where Cain told one of his accusers that his wife matched her height.

"Women, they always take comments about their height as something sexual," he said. "Like hey, let's stand back to back to see who stands taller except I'll be facing you without any pants on."

Colbert added: "It's the classic case of he said/she's legally prohibited from saying."

WATCH: Video from Comedy Central, which appeared on November 1, 2011.