2nd Woman Accuses Franken of Inappropriate Touching

2nd Woman Accuses Franken of Inappropriate Touching

2nd Woman Accuses Franken of Inappropriate Touching

The woman said that while she and the senator posed for a photo, Franken "put his hand full-fledged on my rear".

The allegation comes days after Franken apologized to Leann Tweeden, a Los Angeles-based television anchor, after she accused him sexual misconduct during a 2006 tour of the Middle East to entertain United States troops.

Franken wrote in his apology to Tweeden, "I am asking that an ethics investigation be undertaken, and I will gladly cooperate".

A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator amid sexual misconduct claims. "But what I heard today was very gross to me because he said if she felt disrespected, that he felt bad about that". Al Franken (D-MN) of inappropriately touching her several years ago, when he was a sitting senator.

In a statement to CNN, Franken said he doesn't remember taking the photo with Menz and that he felt "badly" that she felt disrespected.

This past weekend, SNL went after Franken during a Weekend Update segment on sexual harassment.

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Franken apologized to Tweeden multiple times on the heels of her allegations. "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".

Tweeden said she had largely kept her experiences with Franken a secret, although she said she had described his actions at the time to a few other members of the USO tour and to her husband.

A new woman has come forward with an allegation against Sen.

As for the photograph, while the image of Franken and a sleeping Tweeden was instantly scandalous, CNN published the photo of Franken and Lindsay Menz, and at first blush, it appears unremarkable. She added, "It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek".

Husband Jerry Menz told CNN that Franken "reached around her and kind of pulled her into him".

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