- Stef W. Kight
- Nov 20
Second woman comes forward against Al Franken
Sen. Al Franken Photo: Dennis Van Tine / AP
Lindsay Menz is accusing Sen. Al Franken of grabbing her buttocks while taking a photo together at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, CNN reports. "You just feel gross," Menz told CNN, "Like ew, I want to wash that off of me."
Why it matters: Only days before, Leeann Tweeden shared her story of Franken, then a comedian, groping her and kissing her without consent when the two were on a USO tour in 2006. The Senate Ethics Committee is likely to launch an investigation into the matter.
Franken responded to Menz's accusation in a similar way to his initial apology to Tweeden: "I take thousands of photos at the state fair surrounded by hundreds of people, and I certainly don't remember taking this picture. I feel badly that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected."