Al Franken Apologizes After Sexual Assault Allegation
“Sorry” doesn’t cut it. Democratic Sen. Al Franken is the latest public figure to face accusations of sexual misconduct after a TV and radio presenter claimed the former comedian kissed and groped her without her consent during a 2006 tour of the Middle East. Leeann Tweeden detailed her account in a Thursday post, which included a photo of Franken grabbing her breasts as she slept. Franken quickly apologized, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’ll send the matter to the Ethics Committee.