Nov 16, 2017
Al Franken's past responses to sexual harassment claims
Democratic Sen. Al Franken has apologized after a journalist accused him of kissing and groping her without consent in 2006. Here's how Franken has responded to sexual harassment claims in the past:
- Franken wrote on Facebook shortly after the Harvey Weinstein news broke: "As I've listened to their experiences, I've realized that the disappointing responses women often face when they go public both embolden harassers and encourage victims to stay silent."
- He donated all funds he received from the filmmaker to the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center.
- He and Sen. Lisa Murkowski proposed a bill last month calling for justice for Native American women who are survivors of sexual violence.