2nd Woman Accuses Franken Of Harassment

2nd Woman Accuses Franken Of Harassment

Al Franken is facing a second allegation that he groped a woman without consent while her husband took a photo of her with the senator at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.

Lindsay Menz told CNN that Franken grabbed her buttocks during a photo-op at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010. "It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek". "It wasn't around my hip or side", Menz said. "It was definitely on my butt", Menz said, while noting the interaction lasted three or four seconds.

"I was upset", said husband Jeremy Menz after the incident.

Franken told CNN that he did not recall taking the specific photo with Menz.

Franken said he didn't remember taking the photo but that he felt "badly" that Menz felt disrespected.

Franken's office says that the senator has no recollection about his interaction with Menz, but it said that he felt sorry that she came away from their interaction feeling disrespected.

Menz's allegation comes days after a Los Angeles broadcaster, Leeann Tweeden, accused Franken of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour.

Franken wrote in his apology to Tweeden, "I am asking that an ethics investigation be undertaken, and I will gladly cooperate".

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When she met Franken, she said she had a short exchange with the senator and lined up with him to take a photo.

A handful of Democrats have called for Franken to resign.

The latest accuser, 33-year-old Lindsey Menz, spoke to CNN on Thursday, just hours after Tweeden made her accusation. He pulled her in and pushed his head against her head.

"It'd be like being walking through the mall and some random person grabbing your butt", she explained. He was already gone and I wasn't going to confront him. It showed the two smiling while Franken's face is pressed up against Lindsey's, with the lower halves concealed.

Menz responded, "Dude - Al Franken TOTALLY molested me!"

Menz was emphatic that she "absolutely" would not have chose to share her story had Tweeden not done the same.

She added: "I don't want to paint my story in the same light as hers".

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