Franken Accuser Says She Was Afraid To Speak Out At The Time

Franken Accuser Says She Was Afraid To Speak Out At The Time

Franken Accuser Says She Was Afraid To Speak Out At The Time

But no matter what happens in Alabama, the Franken revelations shows once again that while conservative Republican men may be more prone to justifying piggish and predatory behavior toward women, just as they have a cavalier if not hostile attitude toward women's rights, sexual harassment and assault occur all over the partisan and ideological spectrum.

Sen. Al Franken wants an ethics probe - into himself.

A radio news anchor accused Sen.

After Sen. Al Franken was accused of groping and kissing a woman without her consent, his fellow Senate Democrats expressed their support for an investigation into the 2006 incident.

Also, someone took a photo of Franken groping her while she slept, which she didn't see until after the conclusion of the USO tour.

Franken said he intended for the photo to be amusing, but it wasn't.

Heitkamp says society has been "far too tolerant and dismissive" of sexual harassment allegations, and that cases that are now coming to light are "a sea change that is very important".

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The incident reportedly occurred in the men's department of Macy's shortly after 6.45pm local time in Bloomington , Minnesota . Some shoppers tweeted about the incident, saying they hid underneath clothing racks and other places. "He got me!'.

"Comedy is no excuse for inappropriate conduct, and I believe there should be an ethics investigation", she added. He also asked for an ethics investigation, a request that is already moving forward. "I shouldn't have done it", he said. "I immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn't be so nice about it the next time". The former model said the incidents occurred in 2006, when she was touring with Franken in Iraq and Afghanistan, performing skits to entertain USA troops. "I'm not demanding any of that", Tweeden said.

In the first-person account that she wrote for KABC's website, in which she accuses Franken of kissing and groping her, Tweeden mentions some of her past modeling work. "I'm not asking for him to step down for senator. if someone else calls for that, but that's not what I'm asking".

"Senator Franken, you wrote the script", wrote Tweeden. "It wasn't until I was back in the USA and looking through the CD of photos we were given by the photographer that I saw this one", Tweeden says of the photo, which shows Franken grinning, his hands on Tweeden's clothed breasts.

"I'm telling my story because there may be others", she said.

"But I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann", Franken wrote, according to the Associated Press.

In a later statement, the Senator extended his apologies assuring "to respect women and not respect men who don't" and "the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed". "I have let them down and am committed to making it up to them". "Maybe I can be somebody's Jackie Speier and they can tell their story in real time and not wait".

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