By Samantha Cooney Updated: December 6, 3: November 30, After radio host Leeann Tweeden first came forward on Nov. Marco Rubio said on Monday that Franken should consider resigning.
In the political sphere, former President George H. Bush , Democratic Rep. Bush has apologized, while Conyers and Moore have denied the allegations against them.
Leeann Tweeden The allegations: Tweeden, a radio host, wrote in an essay published on the website for KABC radio in Los Angeles that Franken groped her and kissed her without her consent in when he was working as a comedian. The two were set to appear in a sketch for a USO show for military members overseas at the time. Tweeden said Franken scripted a kiss into the show.
She shared a picture that appears to show the alleged incident. Franken initially told reporters: They deserve to be heard and believed. And they deserve to know that I am their ally and supporter.
I have let them down and am committed to making it up to them. Franken was serving as a U. Senator at the time of the alleged incident. She said that she had a cordial conversation with Franken, and then her husband took a photo of the two. In a statement to CNN, Franken said: I feel badly that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected. Two anonymous women told the Huffington Post that Franken touched their behinds in two separate incidents. At the time of the alleged incident, Franken was running for the U.
The second woman claimed that Franken grabbed her behind in at a Democratic fundraiser. She said that Franken then suggested that the two go to the bathroom together. Franken told the Huffinton Post: She said that Franken groped her right breast while the two took a photo. Was it an accident? Was he going to move his hand? He never moved his hand. He kept his hand all the way over on my breast… he was holding my breast on the side.
A spokesperson for Franken said in a statement: Franken made clear this week, he takes thousands of photos and has met tens of thousands of people and he has never intentionally engaged in this kind of conduct. He remains fully committed to cooperating with the ethics investigation.
A former Democratic congressional aide The allegations: The unnamed woman told Politico that Franken tried to forcibly kiss her after the taping of his radio show in when she was in her mids. She said that the alleged incident occurred once her boss had left the room.
When she tried to leave the room, Franken allegedly told her: Franken told Politico in a statement: I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation. It was also quick; he knew exactly what he was doing.