Published: Fri, November 17, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Woman Accuses Al Franken Of Molesting Her On 2006 USO Holiday Tour

Woman Accuses Al Franken Of Molesting Her On 2006 USO Holiday Tour

Tweeden writes that she was on the tour to emcee, but Franken wrote a part in one of his skits that had the two of them kiss.

"He said to me, "We need to rehearse the kiss" she wrote in the blog. Tweeden says the now-senator told her backstage they needed to practice the skit.

For Democrats, there's not much to lose in attacking Franken; even if this scandal continues to unfold, and more victims come forward, forcing the senator to resign, he would nearly certainly be replaced by a Democrat appointed by Minnesota's Democratic governor.

Franken said in a statement that he sends his "sincerest apologies" to Tweeden.

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Franken has said that he has no idea what was going through his head when the photo was taken and that it makes him feel "disgusted". "I shouldn't have done it".

Tweeden said she found out later, from a CD of photographs taken of the tour, that Franken had groped her while she was sleeping on the plane ride from the Mideast to the United States.

The allegations against Franken come amid mounting pressure for both Congress to address rumored and alleged culture of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, as well for victims to name those who perpetrator those actions. "He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep", she wrote.

"I said "OK" so he would stop badgering me". They deserve to be heard, and believed. "As I recall, that was fine for our grandmothers".

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The latest such man had been Roy Moore, the outspoken evangelical former judge who's running as a Republican for Alabama's open Senate seat - and who now stands accused by seven different women of stalking girls between 14 and 18 at malls and high schools for dates when he was a prosecutor in his thirties.

She states both incidents occurred while they were on tour entertaining USA troops in Iraq, when Franken was still a well-known professional comedian.

"There is never an excuse for this behavior - ever". A compilation clip of her time on the tour depicts her roughing it with the troops, and it even shows one soldier singing "Fly Me to the Moon" to the former model.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was quick to call for an ethics committee probe into the allegations against Franken. "What Sen. Franken did was wrong, and it should be referred to the Ethics Committee for review".

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"I couldn't believe it".

Donald Trump also faces allegations of sexual assault by at least a dozen women, most of whom came forward in the months leading up to the 2016 election.

"He had a chance to apologize to me then, because he knew - he knew exactly what he did to me then and that picture was out there", she said". "I hope the Democratic leader will join me on this".

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