'Saturday Night Live' Female Staff Defend Al Franken Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

'Saturday Night Live' Female Staff Defend Al Franken Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

'Saturday Night Live' Female Staff Defend Al Franken Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Franken apologized after the woman came forward with her story and joined other lawmakers in their calls for an ethics investigation into his behavior. While Jeremy says he couldn't see what happened, Lindsay claims that Franken "pulled me in really close, like awkward close" and "put his hand full-fledged on my rear". Franken grabbed her behind while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, two years after the Democrat was elected to the Senate.

He told CNN he doesn't remember meeting Menz, but feels "badly" that she felt "disrespected".

During a USO Tour in 2006, Franken took a photo of Tweeden with his hands over her breasts while she slept and allegedly forcibly kissed her while rehearsing a skit.

The Senate is not in session this week, and as best as I can tell, none of Franken's colleagues have issued new statements today calling on his ouster.

The letter impart reads, "In our experience, we know Al as a devoted and dedicated family man, a wonderful comedic performer, and an honorable public servant". Franken says he remembers their encounter differently.

On Twitter, Menz said the interaction made her feel "violated & embarassed [sic]". "I feel badly that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected".

Franken said he will not resign from his political post but will "reflect" on his behavior.

"To me, that sounds like the language of somebody who may have actually done this so many times, that it's normalized", said Biro. Her husband was taking the picture and her father was standing nearby, she said.

Some had hoped Franken might make the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential list. They also said he's "doing a lot of reflecting". He is the latest prominent figure to face allegations of sexual misconduct, as a flood of women have come forward to describe harassment and abuse across all industries.

The White House said said Trump believes Moore's fate should be left to voters in Alabama.

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