DEVELOPING: Senator Al Franken Accused of Sexual Assault

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A Los Angeles radio host has accused Senator Al Franken of forcibly kissing her during their 2006 USO tour, as well as taking a picture of her while asleep with his hands on her breasts. Leean Tweeden says that they were creating a skit together when he insisted that they practice a kiss during rehearsal. She declined, but he forcibly kissed her, putting his tongue into her mouth.

Franken has since come out to say that he does not “remember the skit in the same way” as recounted by Tweeden. He did acknowledge the picture of him with his hands on her breasts, but regretted the picture, saying it was supposed to be funny, but it was not. He has since called for an Ethics Investigation into his own actions during the 2006 tour. (source) 2:21 p.m. ET November 16, 2017


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