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Sen. Al Franken Apologizes to Woman Radio Host He Groped and Forcibly Kissed


Leeann Tweeden says the Democrat senator & comedian posed for photo with hands on her breasts as she slept

Courtesy CBC NewsThe Associated Press Posted: Nov 16, 2017 11:45 AM ET

A Los Angeles radio host says Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East. Franken has not yet responded to a request for comment.

A Los Angeles radio host says Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East.  (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)


Leeann Tweeden posted the allegations on the website of KABC, a Los Angeles radio station where she now works as a news anchor for a morning radio show. Tweeden joined the then-comedian on one of several trips to entertain troops in December 2006.

She said that Franken told her he wrote a skit for the pair that included a kiss, and that despite her protests, she alleges he insisted they practice the kiss during rehearsal.

“We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth,” she wrote.

Tweeden also included a photo of her sleeping on board an aircraft later during the trip, in which Franken is shown reaching out as if to grope her breasts.


Franken has apologized for this photo that was included in Leeann Tweeden’s post about her experience with the former SNL writer, who is now a senator. (KABC)


Franken said in a statement that Tweeden’s account of the skit did not match his memory.

“But I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann,” Franken wrote. “As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t. I shouldn’t have done it.”

“I don’t know what was in my head when I took that picture, and it doesn’t matter,” he said. “There’s no excuse. I look at it now and I feel disgusted with myself.”



  1. Oh wait liberals/Democrat politicians and such do this too??? HUH! who’d a figure.

    I predict this whole most of it B.S. situation will now just fade to black as Dems realize their caudry can and will be caught up in the often 10-20+ year old mostly phony baloney stuff too…

    I’m not saying that sexual assault and harassment has not and does not happen but most often stuff the MSM and in the USA liberal/Democrats are putting forth is faux assault and faux harassment.

    Lunacy in many work places today will include things like a male worker complimenting a female worker for her clothes, makeup and/or hair style and he will be slapped with a harassment case. NUTS! F**KING NUTS!

    But, but, but we should automatically believe the women. WHY? WHY SHOULD WE AUTOMATICALLY BELIEVE THE WOMEN??? Most women are natural born liars and will likely do so to gain privilege most of the time. Aka: The college rape epidemic, LIES ALL DAMN LIES! facts come out that about 96 times out of 100 the women complaints were in the end found UNTRUE, 2 out of 100 times it was in the end seen as consensual and only 1 out of 100 times was their validity. But these lies destroy lives of otherwise normal males.

    Most of this stuff is feminist and beta cuck male pushed crap n’ lies… Feminists and any female who may casually ally to them. First understand, FEMINISM IS CANCER! SECOND, ENJOY BEING SINGLE AT AGE 40-50+ WITH A HOUSE FULL OF CATS OR BECOMING A LESBIAN. LESBIANS PRETTY WELL MOST OF THEM ENJOY SHARED LESBIAN MISERY! AS YOU ALL WORK TO DESTROY WESTERN MALE/ FEMALE CIVILIZATION!

    Be careful what you ask for women, you may very well get it.

    Reality is the highest majority of males are normal dudes who want normal male /female relations and do not want a ‘crack bitch from Hell’ directly or indirectly via government taking their stuff and hard earned money as well making these dudes lives miserable.

  2. I believe that most humans are natural born liars. For Les to focus such a statement on women alone is not only indicative of his own form of sexism, but also an indication that he, himself, has some issues he needs to deal with. How embarassing for him to have posted that in a public forum, and how embarrasing, too, that he attempts to use the word “cadre” without knowing how to spell it.

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