Woman alleges Franken inappropriately touched her at state fair; senator responds

22 November, 2017, 01:28 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
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Women who say they know what it's like to work with Al Franken have come out in solidarity to support the embattled Democrat senator. Al Franken's tenure on the show have penned a letter sticking up for the beleaguered Democratic senator from Minnesota, NBC News reports.

Menz said the "uncomfortable" incident - which reportedly lasted three to four seconds - made her feel "gross".

CNN said Lindsay and Jeremy Menz moved from Minnesota to Texas in 2014.

Woman alleges Franken inappropriately touched her at state fair; senator responds
Woman alleges Franken inappropriately touched her at state fair; senator responds

Radio host Leeann Tweeden said Franken forced an unwanted kiss and groped her while she slept during a USO tour.

Sen. Mitch McConnell said last week that the Senate Ethics Committee would launch an investigation into Franken's behavior, and he repeated this again yesterday in the wake of the new allegation by Menz.

Franken told CNN in a statement he did not recall his meeting with Menz but said he felt "badly" for how she felt following their interaction.

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The woman was at the fair with her husband and father, who was operating a small booth for a local radio station, which his business was sponsoring.

Franken's statements have been contrite. Menz also said she posted the photo with Franken on Facebook on August 27, and when her sister commented on the photo, she replied: "Dude - Al Franken TOTALLY molested me!" Neither, they said, is registered with a political party. She said she immediately told her husband that Franken had "grabbed" her bottom, and she said she posted about it on Facebook.

Franken said he doesn't disagree. "Like he nearly can't remember doing it or not, and I think that he himself knows, and if he did do this in fact, he really does need to resign, because we should have a zero tolerance policy for this, just like we do in the military for sexual assault". There's no excuse. I look at it now and I feel disgusted with myself.

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Franken canceled a sold-out book festival appearance scheduled for Monday in Atlanta to speak and promote his book, "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate". Moore, unlike the others accused, has appeared to deny the allegations, although not without some equivocation.

Gov. Dayton also criticized Franken's actions and DFL gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Otto called on Franken to resign.

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