New Woman Accuses Al Franken of Sexual Assault At Minnesota State Fair
Lindsay Menz has come forward revealing Democrat Senator Al Franken inappropriately touched her at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.
Franken reportedly grabbed her buttocks tightly while taking a photo.
“It wasn’t around my waist. It wasn’t around my hip or side. It was definitely on my butt,”Lindsay Menz told CNN.
“I was like, oh my God, what’s happening,” Menz added.
Below is the photo Franken took with Menz.
Photo credit: CNN
Lindsay Menz, a 33-year-old woman who now lives in Frisco, Texas, reached out to CNN on Thursday hours after Tweeden made her story public. Menz said she wanted to share an “uncomfortable” interaction that left her feeling “gross.” According to Menz, she attended the Minnesota State Fair with her husband and father in the summer of 2010, almost two years after Franken was elected to the Senate. Her father’s small business was sponsoring a local radio booth, and she spent the day meeting various elected officials, political candidates and celebrities and taking photos with them as they stopped by the booth.
When Franken walked in, Menz and her husband, who also spoke with CNN, said they recognized him right away. Menz said she had a brief and cordial exchange with the senator. Then, as her husband held up her phone and got ready to snap a photo of the two of them, Franken “pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear,” Menz said. “It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek.”
Last thursday, Franken was accused of groping, unwanted kissing by radio host and model Leeann Tweeden.
Radio anchor Leeann Tweeden traveled with Al Franken on a USO tour in December 2006.
Tweeden described the sexual abuse on the KABC website where she works as an announcer.
There was even a photo of Franken kissing Tweeden on stage.
Both Republicans and Democrats are calling for an ethics probe.
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