Female former SNL staffers sign ill-advised letter in support of Al Franken

Female former SNL staffers sign ill-advised letter in support of Al Franken

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

Menz's account follows last week's disclosure by Los Angeles radio personality Leeann Tweeden that the Democratic senator forcibly kissed and groped her during a 2006 USO tour. Al Franken of inappropriate touching, saying Monday that he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 - after he had begun his career in the Senate.

Actress Jane Curtain was an original cast member of SNL and vouched for Franken. Image vintage SNL screenshot
Actress Jane Curtain was an original cast member of SNL and vouched for Franken. Image vintage SNL screenshot

Franken said he did not recall their meeting, noting that he takes thousands of such photos, but felt "badly". "This is another example of why we need to change work environments and reporting practices across the nation, including in Congress", Klobuchar said in a statement, according to CNN.

"I was upset", said husband Jeremy Menz after the incident. She added, "It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek". It wasn't around my hip or side.

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"I was like, oh my God, what's happening". Although she and her husband voted for Donald Trump in November, Menz said neither is registered with a political party and have voted for both Democrats and Republicans in the past. He pulled her in and pushed his head against her head. When she reconnected with her husband moments later, she told him: "He totally grabbed my butt". "It was over pretty quick". "But what I heard today was very gross to me because he said if she felt disrespected, that he felt bad about that". While practicing for a USO show in Afghanistan that they were to perform for US troops, Franken forcibly kissed her and shoved his tongue into her mouth, she said.

Mentz lived in Minnesota at the time and now resides in Frisco, Texas. Lindsay Menz is a stay-at-home-mom of three young kids. Several of Moore's accusers have said he groped them when they were teenagers, with one alleging that the former judge assaulted her when she was 14 years old. The couple voted past year for Donald Trump, and Menz said she has voted for Minnesota Sen.

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