Fil-Am radio host claims Sen. Al Franken “forcibly kissed” and groped her in 2006

A Filipino-American radio broadcaster and model has come forward with her story — that Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, “forcibly kissed” and groped her during a tour of the Middle East to entertain US troops in 2006.

Franken initially said he couldn’t remember the kissing incident – but has since apologized to Fil-Am Lee-Ann Tweeden.

As for the photo, in which he appeared to be groping a sleeping Tweeden while on a plane, Franken said it was “intended to be funny, but wasn’t”.

Tweeden said Franken knew exactly what he was doing.

“Nothing about it is ever funny,” said Tweeden. “Is it funny if he does that to your sister, to your daughter or to your wife?”

Franken has called for an ethics investigation on himself, and said he would gladly cooperate.

Tweeden said she accepted Franken’s apology and was not calling for Franken to step down from office.

This stunning development comes only two days after a hearing in Washington where lawmakers acknowledged that sexual harassment is a widespread problem on Capitol Hill.

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  • Mario
    18 November 2017 at 3:31 am - Reply

    Look at the other photo Franken holding her breast while asleep… this is Sexual Assault.. Senator Franken knew you are a Filipina-American, afraid to complaint. Tweeden sue him, many female/Filipina lawyers willing to help you. Don’t be afraid to lost you job, your objective is to win, that you don’t have to work for life anymore. Who cares if he is a Senator or Democrat, he is corrupt and can afford to settle up to $ 10 Million..for sure, he will asked for settlement, apology, is not enough, show to the world that Fil-Am female are strong not weak.