In a blog post, LA radio morning show personality Leeann Tweeden says that Senator Al Franken groped her during a 2006 USO tour.
Tweeden also claims that Franken "forcibly kissed” her during the tour while the pair were rehearsing a skit.
From her blog post Tweeden writes...
He repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we must practice the kiss. I said ‘okay’ so he would stop badgering me. 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.
I immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn’t be so nice about it the next time.
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.
I felt disgusted and violated.
Franken quickly responded, stating “I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann."