In 2017, Al Franken resigned unapologetically from the U.S. Senate following multiple allegations of sexual impropriety, including one incident that was caught on camera. Members of his own party called for his resignation—including some that have since come out regretting those calls.
Slowly, Franken has attempted a comeback, and just launched a new show on SiriusXM, but he now faces a new allegation of unwanted groping by a Senate staffer. She described the incident as follows:
I was just out of college in my first job, working for U.S. senator Patty Murray. Al Franken was the guest speaker at an event in 2006. I was working the photo line, and he pulled me in. Murray said, “Let’s take the picture.” And he puts his hand on my ass. He’s telling the photographer, “Take another one. I think I blinked. Take another one.” And I’m just frozen. It’s so violating. And then he gives me a little squeeze on my buttock, and I am bright red. I don’t say anything at the time, but I felt deeply, deeply uncomfortable. It was such a confusing experience. At first, I didn’t take it all that seriously…
With this latest accusation coming on the heels of Franken launching a new radio show, one can’t help wondering how long his new show will last before SiriusXM lets him go.
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