The hits keep coming against Al Franken. The political world was rocked when news and a horrific photo was released showing Franken sexually assaulting a sleeping woman. After that, Melanie Morgan revealed that Al Franken harassed her after a TV appearance. And now a third woman has come forward accusing Franken of ‘improper touching.’
The incident happened in 2010. After the first Franken allegations came to light, this accuser alleges that the attack occurred at the Minnesota State Fair:
“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.’
“‘It wasn’t around my waist. It wasn’t around my hip or side. It was definitely on my butt,’ she said, recalling that the brazen act lasted three or four seconds. ‘I was like, oh my God, what’s happening.’
“‘He reached around her and kind of pulled her into him,’ said her husband Jeremy Menz, who didn’t see what happened behind his wife. ‘He pulled her in and pushed his head against her head. It was over pretty quick.'”
Menz walked away after the attack occurred. Al Franken said he did not remember what happened but “felt badly” that it happened. Menz was really upset about the whole situation:
“‘I felt gross. It’d be like being walking through the mall and some random person grabbing your butt,’ Lindsay Menz said. ‘You just feel gross. Like ew, I want to wash that off of me.’
“‘I was upset. I wasn’t happy about it in the least,’ Jeremy Menz said. ‘He was already gone and I wasn’t going to confront him. But yeah — I was in shock, really.'”
The stories about Al Franken are now coming out of the woodwork. And it probably won’t end anytime soon. The snowball effect is in full force and until there is some resolution, like Al Franken resigning, it will continue to be a problem for the left-wing senator.
Democrats have a real problem on their hands and it is not going to get better until they take action.