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Los Angeles news anchor claims Al Franken kissed and groped her without her consent in 2006

Posted by on Nov. 16, 2017 at 10:47 AM
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Los Angeles news anchor claims Al Franken kissed and groped her without her consent in 2006



Writing at KABC, Tweeden reveals that Franken made inappropriate advances toward her when the two of them were on a USO tour 11 years ago. Specifically, she says that Franken first made advances on her when he wrote a part for her in one of the skits he’d written to entertain the troops.

“Franken said he had written a part for me that he thought would be funny, and I agreed to play along,” she writes. “When I saw the script, Franken had written a moment when his character comes at me for a ‘kiss’. I suspected what he was after, but I figured I could turn my head at the last minute, or put my hand over his mouth, to get more laughs from the crowd.”

Franken insisted on practicing the kiss for the skit, however, and during practice Tweeden says he tried shoving his tongue down her throat.

She told him to back off and said she would not be so nice if he ever tried pulling such a move again.


Franken subsequently responded by treating her childishly, Tweeden alleges.

“Franken repaid me with petty insults, including drawing devil horns on at least one of the headshots I was autographing for the troops,” she write.

Then, on an airplane flight, Franken snuck up on her while she was sleeping and groped her breasts. In fact, Franken even had someone snap a photo of him doing it while he looked at the camera with a big smile on his face.

“I couldn’t believe it,” she writes. “He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep. I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated. How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?”

Franken has not yet responded to Tweeden’s allegations.

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-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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Off with his head! Testicles! Hands! Eyes! Whatever..

Lets take all pervs and drop them in Kilauea and be done with them.



Hell, I dont know..
msb64
by Platinum Member on Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:15 AM

"I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann. As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn't. I shouldn't have done it."

HoneyedMacabre
by Member on Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:19 AM
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So she agreed to be in a skit in which she knew he would kiss her, and then she was mad that he kissed her.

I know this interpretation won't be popular.  I don't care, I think this is getting out of hand when things you know are going to happen and agree to before the fact can be called harrassment.

Edit: Since someone asked I am not talking about the picture.  Obviously that is inappropriate.

zandhmom2
by Bronze Member on Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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I just posted this too but it seems if you aren't certain members in this group, it's hard to get it "active" and marked as "new". Oh, well.

Now about Al Franklin, I guess he can now go into the scumbag pile with all the other ones.

ETA~I deleted my post as we only need one of them.

zandhmom2
by Bronze Member on Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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Did you not see the picture of his hands on her breast while she was sleeping?

Quoting HoneyedMacabre:

So she agreed to be in a skit in which she knew he would kiss her, and then she was mad that he kissed her.

I know this interpretation won't be popular.  I don't care, I think this is getting out of hand when things you know are going to happen and agree to before the fact can be called harrassment.


LancesMom
by Gold Member on Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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I can bet there are many women in this group who have been sexually harassed. I can also bet it didn't matter if they were Dems or Repubs! This abuse of power has gotten out of hand.

Where do we go from here? Whats going to happen now?

HoneyedMacabre
by Member on Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Yes I see that.  I wasn't commenting on that.  That is obviously not acceptable.   

Quoting zandhmom2:

Did you not see the picture of his hands on her breast while she was sleeping?

Quoting HoneyedMacabre:

So she agreed to be in a skit in which she knew he would kiss her, and then she was mad that he kissed her.

I know this interpretation won't be popular.  I don't care, I think this is getting out of hand when things you know are going to happen and agree to before the fact can be called harrassment.


zandhmom2
by Bronze Member on Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Well then, she was sexually harassed.

Quoting HoneyedMacabre:

Yes I see that.  I wasn't commenting on that.  That is obviously not acceptable.   

Quoting zandhmom2:

Did you not see the picture of his hands on her breast while she was sleeping?

Quoting HoneyedMacabre:

So she agreed to be in a skit in which she knew he would kiss her, and then she was mad that he kissed her.

I know this interpretation won't be popular.  I don't care, I think this is getting out of hand when things you know are going to happen and agree to before the fact can be called harrassment.


HoneyedMacabre
by Member on Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:38 AM
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I didnt say she wasn't.  I said the skit scenario doesn't seem like harrassment to me.  And, it doesn't.

I wonder if she knew about the picture before the skit.  I wouldn't have agreed to a skit involving a kiss if I knew someone had taken a picture like that.

Quoting zandhmom2:

Well then, she was sexually harassed.

Quoting HoneyedMacabre:

Yes I see that.  I wasn't commenting on that.  That is obviously not acceptable.   

Quoting zandhmom2:

Did you not see the picture of his hands on her breast while she was sleeping?

Quoting HoneyedMacabre:

So she agreed to be in a skit in which she knew he would kiss her, and then she was mad that he kissed her.

I know this interpretation won't be popular.  I don't care, I think this is getting out of hand when things you know are going to happen and agree to before the fact can be called harrassment.


Elkamelka
by KayGee on Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:42 AM

Awful.  Such a damn disappointment.  Are there no good ones left?

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