A woman is accusing Sen.
Franken, the second-term senator who was accused last month by Los Angeles radio personality LeeAnn Tweeden of groping her during a 2006 USO tour, has since been rocked with claims from women who say he grabbed their butts or breasts while posing for photos at events including the Minnesota State Fair. Al Franken of trying to forcibly kiss her against her will, according to Politico.
"Enough is enough. The women who have come forward are fearless and I believe them".
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Al Franken to resign Tuesday after new allegations of sexual assault surfaced.
As she hastily left the room, she said the onetime "Saturday Night Live" cast member and writer told her: "It's my right as an entertainer". "I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation", said the senator to Politico.
The woman, who Politico describes as a "longtime Democrat", said she did not come forward to force Franken out of office, but only to "encourage the former comedian to acknowledge that his behavior towards her and other women was intentional". He has been accused of inappropriately touching several women.
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Franken, in his statement, said the idea he would claim such conduct as a right as an entertainer was "preposterous". Franken, she said, pulled her close when her husband offered to snap a cell phone photo of them, and "as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear", Menz said.
Mr Franken, a former Saturday Night Live comedian, has been accused of groping and sexually harassing seven women, including a U.S. military veteran. The Senate Ethics Committee announced in a statement November 30 that it had opened a preliminary inquiry into Franken's alleged misconduct.
The developments left Franken in an increasingly hard position; the Minnesota Senator has shrugged off calls for his resignation, offering up apologies to women who came forward with their stories. Franken has repeatedly apologized about behavior that he said "crossed a line" for some women.
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