New Al Franken accuser comes forward, says the senator touched her inappropriately


New Al Franken accuser comes forward, says the senator touched her inappropriately

Franken "pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear", she said.

"It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek", she said. It was definitely on my butt", she added. "It wasn't around my hip or side", Menz said.

Noting that the touch lasted a few seconds, Menz said, "I was like, oh my God, what's happening".

Menz, who made a decision to speak out after Leeann Tweeden's allegation against Franken went public last week, said, "You just feel gross". CNN reported Monday that Lindsay Menz, 33, reached out to the network last week to share her story about an alleged offense that occurred in 2010, nearly two years after Franken had first been elected to the U.S. Senate.

Franken responded to the CNN report by saying he didn't remember taking the photo with Menz, but that he feels badly that she felt disrespected.

Franken's office says that the senator has no recollection about his interaction with Menz, but it said that he felt sorry that she came away from their interaction feeling disrespected.

Al Franken, D-Minn., days after a radio host accused the lawmaker of forcibly kissing and groping her more than a decade ago. She also posted the photograph to Facebook, and commented to her sister, "Dude - Al Franken TOTALLY molested me!" It was over pretty quick.

Although she and her husband voted for Donald Trump in November, Menz said neither is registered with a political party and have voted for both Democrats and Republicans in the past. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, of groping her buttocks during a 2010 photo op, CNN reported.

"It'd be like being walking through the mall and some random person grabbing your butt", she explained. You just feel gross. I wasn't happy about it in the least. "But yeah - I was in shock, really".

Menz told the network that when the first-term senator walked in to the booth, Menz and her husband, who also spoke with CNN, recognized him right away.

A photo released by Menz shows Franken standing close to her, although his hands are not visible. "And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed".

Once someone is accused of sexual misconduct, there are a series of important questions that immediately follow, including the number of accusers.



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