2nd Woman Accuses Franken Of Harassment


Al Franken after a second woman came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment.

She said as she posed with Franken, he "pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear", Menz said. "It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek". It wasn't around my hip or side. "It was definitely on my butt".

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

The 33-year-old Menz told CNN that the interaction made her feel "gross".

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Franken said he didn't remember taking the photo but that he felt "badly" that Menz 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.

Honold said she was "crushed" when she heard Leeann Tweeden's allegations that Franken groped her and "forcibly" kissed her without consent during an United Service Organizations tour overseas in 2006.

CNN reported that Menz shared the photo of her and Franken on Facebook that same day, and her sister commented and joked that Menz and Franken weren't two "Bibles width apart". He pulled her in and pushed his head against her head. Al Franken (D-Minn.) touched her inappropriately in 2010 at the Minnesota State Fair.

He has apologized to Tweeden, and she has accepted the apology, but a handful of Democrats have called for him to resign.

"He totally grabbed my butt", she said. You just feel gross.

Jeremy added: "I was upset". However, Menz's 2010 account occurred while Franken was a first-term senator and clearly falls within the committee's jurisdiction to investigate.

"I respect women. I don't respect men who don't", he said regarding the first episode with Tweeden.

She said a friend encouraged her to talk to CNN.