Leeann Tweeden, a news anchor on KABC's "McIntyre in the Morning", said in a post on the station's website Thursday that Franken had written a skit for the USO tour in which they kissed, and he demanded that they rehearse the scene.
Al Franken says he doesn't remember a USO Tour skit "in the same way" as a fellow performer who alleges he kissed her against her will. "I shouldn't have done it", he said.
Franken, who was elected as a Democratic senator for Minnesota in 2008, responded to the accusations in a statement. "It was wet and he puts his tongue in my mouth and I push his chest away with my hands". "I walked away. All I could think about was getting to a bathroom as fast as possible to rinse the taste of him out of my mouth".
"There were people around me who said, 'Oh, my God, you will get annihilated and you will never work in this town again, ' and I was afraid of that".
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.
Coming from the world of comedy, I've told and written a lot of jokes that I once thought were amusing but later came to realize were just plain offensive.
She writes that she wants her story to have the same effect on other women as Speier's did for her-motivate them to end the silence around their assaults.
By Maria L. Taylor Wikipedia Commons Comedian Al Franken performs for military members at Ramstein Air Base Germany in 2000
"I hope and expect that the Ethics Committee will fully investigate this troubling incident, as they should with any credible allegation of sexual harassment", he said.
She added that she saw Franken a couple of years after the incident occurred, at a USO gala.
Sexual misconduct allegations have been levelled against several well-known men in the entertainment industry and Roy Moore - a Republican US Senate candidate in Alabama - has been accused of having sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.
"People make mistakes", she replied. A compilation clip of her time on the tour depicts her roughing it with the troops, and it even shows one soldier singing "Fly Me to the Moon" to the former model.
In a statement from his office, Franken said: "I certainly don't remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann". It isn't amusing. It's completely inappropriate.
"I had locked up those memories of helplessness and violation for a long time, but they all came rushing back to me and my hands clinched into fists like it was yesterday", Tweeden said.
"I respect women I don't respect men who don't". "I don't know what was in my head when I took that picture, and it doesn't matter". I strongly condemn this behavior and the Senate Ethics Committee must open an investigation.
Rapper Eve is the New Co-Host of 'The Talk'
Variety reports that the rapper/actress is slated to become a permanent part of the popular to the CBS talk show. Previously, Cooper, who goes by Eve , appeared on the show as a guest co-host the week of October 30.
Chevrolet reveals 563kW Corvette ZR1
On the ZR1's backside sits a less-than-subtle rear wing, which helps it stick to the road when the taps are open on its engine. Rubber for the angriest 'Vette yet comes in at 285/30R19 up front, while 335/25R20 treads put the power down at the rear.
You wouldn't have to look too far to see the fallout from today's vote which saw France confirmed as 2023 World Cup hosts . That recommendation was questioned last week by rivals, but endorsed a second time by World Rugby last week.
Trump followed up his weird tweet by telling reporters that it would be a "good thing" for him and dictator to become friends. The weapons you're acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger.
Bloomington police told of the commotion taking place at the first-floor dressing room area of the Macy's department store. The Mall of America has more than 520 stores and attractions that include an amusement park and an indoor zip line.
Keenum finished last week's 38-20 win against Washington with 304 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Minnesota is 7-2 overall and has a comfortable lead over Green Bay and Detroit, both 5-4, in the division.
As Game Rant first reported , the service, dubbed PowerPass, is slated to launch on November 19 and will cost $60 for six months. GameStop had delayed the launch of its recently announced PowerPass unlimited game rental service.
Amazon said that it will sell few physical assets only and own the intellectual property of Amazon Web services (AWS) worldwide. Foreign firms have repeatedly complained about the biased regulations in China that favor the local companies.
Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with the media. Speaking later on Monday in Parliament, Mr Netanyahu said some of Israel's Arab neighbours shared its concerns.
There's a one in a million chance that there's a random person, somewhere in the world, who can unlock your phone with their face. It also used "special processing on the cheeks and around the face, where there are large skin areas, the firm said".
Zimbabwe ended that in 2013 but most recently a number of high profile players toured the region for World XI against Pakistan. The tour was initially supposed to happen in November this year but has had to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Uber said that it was reviewing the court complaint and that the allegations were important to them and are taken seriously. The lawsuit also argues that the ride-sharing company misrepresents the safety of being an Uber passenger in general.
However, some of iPhone X users who reported the issue on forums confirm that Apple is replacing the affected units free of cost. Apple has a new problem with owners of the super expensive iPhone X complaining of a green line appearing on their screen.
El Segundo, California-based Mattel is the maker of iconic Barbie dolls, American Girl dolls, Fisher-Price and Hot Wheels toys. The two companies have engaged in talks several times over the years including in 1996 and again sometime in late 2015.
Did the Bills make the right move in benching Tyrod Taylor?
Running back LeSean McCoy wasn't sure what to expect from Peterman, who hasn't had extensive playing time since the preseason. Taylor thinks his team will do exactly that next week as the Bills head to Los Angeles for a meeting with the Chargers .
Google Starts Shipping Initial Orders Of Pixel Buds
Apparently, this issue is a side effect of the accuracy of Google's software when it comes to repudiating accidental touches. For what it's worth, I've never noticed any responsiveness issues on the edges of my Pixel 2 XL screen in my day-to-day use.
Sweden qualify as Italy miss out on FIFA World Cup
Sweden coach Jan Andersson admitted that his side had to cling on against technically superior opponents. I thank the lads who were with us and, although it wasn't enough, I hope that we gave them something.