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Sen. Franken says that he may be ashamed “” but not to resign
Morgan Chalfant, reporter for The hill, weighs in on allegations against the struggling Democratic senator from Minnesota.
A woman is accused, Sen. Al Franken, who tried forcibly to kiss her – this time after a taping of his radio show in 2006.
The woman, who spoke to Politico, claims the Minnesota Democrat followed her, after her boss had left, and she collected her things. The woman was in her 20s at the time.
The Prosecutor that was not the case, said franc tried to kiss her, but she ducked. Franken, a former “Saturday Night Live” cast member, who was a host on the now-defunct “Air America” radio network at the time, allegedly followed her to say it was his “right as an artist.”
“He was between me and the door, and he came up to me, to kiss me,” she said Politically. “It was very fast and I think, to work my brain had to be really hard, like” Wait, what happened?’ But I knew that what happened was not right and I ducked.
“I was really scared and I booked just kind of there in the direction of the door and he said, ‘It is my right as an artist.'”
– Al Franken’s latest accuser
“I was really scared and I booked just kind of there in the direction of the door and he said, ‘It is my right as an artist.”
Franc sharply to the allegations denies.
“This statement is categorically not true, and the idea, I would argue, this is my right as an artist, it is absurd,” Franken said. “I am pleased fully with the ongoing ethics Commission investigation.”
Pressure is mounting on the Swiss franc was to resign from his post, as the number of women accusing the legislator of the groping you.
This photo of Al Franken grab Tweeden Breasts by LeeAnn, triggered a wave of Prosecutor
Francs, the second-term senator, who was accused last month by Los Angeles radio personality, LeeAnn Tweeden of groping her during 2006 in a USO tour, and has since been rocked with claims of women who say that he grabbed her butt or Breasts while posing for photos at events like the Minnesota State Fair.
A total of six women have now francs, accused of unwanted touching.
Lindsay Menz, 33, of Frisco, Texas, told CNN last month she was groped by the Franks in the year 2010 at the Minnesota State Fair. Francs, she said, pulling her close, when her husband offered to take a cell phone photo of you, and,“ as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full on my back,” said Menz. “It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek.”
Then last week, the 41-year-old army veteran Stephanie Kemplin, Maineville, Ohio, told CNN francs, groped in Kuwait in 2003 during a USO tour, the Swiss franc, a senator was. Kemplin said franc covered gently her breast, as she posed for a photo.
Two other women have reportedly media, Swiss francs, groped you but anonymity is requested.
For its part, the Franken apologized for the previous incidents, but has shown no signs of plans.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.