Leeann Tweeden Shares Picture of Al Franken Grope

Oscar Cross
November 17, 2017

In an interesting wrinkle, Franken wrote in his most recent book that it was during the 2006 USO tour - the same tour on which Tweeden says he assaulted her - that he made a decision to run for the Minnesota senate seat.

According to Tweeden's account, Franken wrote a bawdy script that included a kiss for the two to perform onstage.

The radio host wrote that the former comic "aggressively" kissed her while saying they had to rehearse a scene.

Franken was a well-known American comedian before he was elected to the US Senate in 2008 as a Democrat from Minnesota.

Tweeden said Speier's recollection, of a man she did not identify who "held her face, kissed her and stuck his tongue in her mouth", had similarities to her own experience with Franken.

"I certainly don't remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann". Al Franken (D-MN) of sexual misconduct, said Thursday that she was initially afraid to speak up about the 2006 incident because she was concerned it could hurt her career. "I shouldn't have done it".

She also presented evidence, including a photograph of Franken, his head turned toward the camera, with his hands placed over Tweeden's breasts as she slept.


Another premise in the article revolved around Franken touring a fictitious sexual training facility in Minnesota, and having graphic virtual reality sex. "He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep", Tweeden said. "I hope the Democratic Leader will join me on this", McConnell said.

"I laughed and ignored him".

"The first thing I want to do is apologize: to Leeann, to everyone else who was part of that tour, to everyone who has worked for me, to everyone I represent, and to everyone who counts on me to be an ally and supporter and champion of women". 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.

A quick Franken resignation might ratchet up the heat on Moore, particularly if the president-who has no moral standing to point fingers at abusers of women-uses the occasion to condemn bad behavior all around and push Moore towards the dustbin of history. Al Franken forced her to kiss him several years ago when they were both in Afghanistan.

"People make mistakes. I'm not calling for him to step down".

Warren said Thursday that she was glad Franken acknowledged his behavior was inappropriate and that he had agreed to a Senate ethics investigation.

On the Democratic side, Senator Claire McAskill, who has previously addressed the sexual harassment she has experienced, said she'd also support an ethics investigation.

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