Second Woman Says Al Franken Inappropriately Touched Her

Sen. Al Franken D-Minn. listens at a committee hearing at the Capitol in Washington. A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching saying Monday Nov. 20 2017 that he put his

Lindsay Menz, a 33-year-old Texas woman, told CNN on Thursday that Franken grabbed her buttocks during a photo op during the state fair.

The allegations against Franken come at a time when sexual harassment and abuse by wealthy and powerful men has become an increasingly salient political and cultural issue, one that has ended or tarnished the careers of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey, comedian Louis C.K., and others. "It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek".

Menz said the "uncomfortable" incident - which reportedly lasted three to four seconds - made her feel "gross". She also provided a photo showing Franken apparently groping her while she slept.

The show's female staff released a letter today, saying that even though Franken's behavior towards KABC's Leeann Tweeden was "stupid and foolish", they feel compelled to defend his public service record and his conduct from when he used to work with him.

Another woman is accusing Senator Al Franken of sexual misconduct. Franken already faced a Senate ethics investigation over Tweeden's allegation, but the Menz allegation is potentially more damaging for Franken because it would be behavior that occurred while he was in office.

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"If somebody wanted a picture, I would ask: should I put my arm on your back or your shoulder?" he said, and indicated that he felt particularly inclined to do so when taking photos with women.

Menz's husband, who supported his wife's claim to CNN, took the photo. "I feel badly that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected". Franken, a former writer and actor for "Saturday Night Live", reportedly wrote a script for a USO show that had him kissing Tweeden.

Franken said he doesn't disagree.

"The Al Frankenstein picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words", Trump Tweeted, referring to a picture of Franken groping or pretending to be groping a sleeping Tweeden.

At the same time, the president has been less forthcoming about Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate Republican candidate who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. Franken had been elected to the Senate in 2008.

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