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Al Franken Apologizes After Sexual Assault Allegations

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Al Franken is accused of searching as well as kissing a female versus her will. Ana Kasparian, Michael Shure, as well as Mark Thompson, hosts of The Young Turks, go over. Tell us exactly what you believe in the remark section below. Sign up with TYT:

" An expanding nationwide protest over unwanted sexual advances reached the Us senate on Thursday, when a radio newscaster accused Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, of kissing and searching her without authorization during a 2006 U.S.O. scenic tour of the Center East prior to he took public office.

Mr. Franken, that has actually been pointed out as a possible presidential candidate, practically quickly launched an apology to the newscaster, Leeann Tweeden, that stated that Mr. Franken forcibly kissed her during a wedding rehearsal as well as groped her for a photo as she slept. After at first apologizing without totally recognizing her all of her complaints, he then released one more lengthier, more contrite declaration that objected to nothing." *.

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68 comments

  1. Posted by Dave Gallagher, at Reply

    HOW MUCH IS SHE BEING PAID BY THE REPUBLICANS?

    • Posted by Evan Philippe de Rothschild, at Reply

      At the end of the video, the talk about how the Democrats can benefit from Al Franken’s misconduct. This is a weird channel, are they simply a propaganda outfit for Democrats?

    • Posted by BirdsofPrey1956, at Reply

      Plenty dave PLENTY – You know all the democrats wear halos.

  2. Posted by Satterfield Phaup, at Reply

    The photographer said it was staged.

    • Posted by Michael Van Wie Jr., at Reply

      Sophia Wilson believe the victims, you pig!

    • Posted by digital1 ministry9, at Reply

      Even if the photographer hadn’t said this, it’s clear that it was staged.

    • Posted by wasserbrunner, at Reply

      Duh you fucking idiot. No one thinks that isn’t staged you gimp. That’s not the point

    • Posted by ac1dP1nk, at Reply

      No evidence it was staged. Frankel will be unfairly punished by this but men have had this coming for the whole of thehistory of humanity. There isn’t an excuse for any expression of the male domination of women

  3. Posted by Vaderoid, at Reply

    He should resign when Trump and Moore do.

    • Posted by elijah mikle, at Reply

      Vaderoid Al Franklin would happily resign with both of them. If that’s what it took he would.

    • Posted by Tmetrvlr, at Reply

      Those hot dog gulpers????….

    • Posted by TheRetiredtrucker, at Reply

      Trump and Moore have not been convicted in a court of law and have denied the allegations, under the law, innocent until proven guilty…..Franken apologized, meaning, he is admitting he did it……

      You Liberals are hypocrites

    • Posted by chairman lmao, at Reply

      How about none of them do? Let everyone walk clean.

  4. Posted by Eric Denton, at Reply

    You should ask Leanne Tweeden how many sexual comments & butt slaps she gave to members of the LA Angels when she was a dugout reporter for FOX Sports West. I sure saw it when I worked for them.

    • Posted by networkdeath1, at Reply

      Coco nut This “victim” removed her panties and bra for a men’s magazine. So virtuous, this victim of yours.

    • Posted by Michael Van Wie Jr., at Reply

      networkdeath1 victim shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaming and don’t be a prude and don’t be such a Christian. Eh? Why are you judging such a strong woman? Why why why? Why do you oppress people and why do you hate sexuality? Eh? Huh? Why so repressed? How dare you tell a woman what to do?

  5. Posted by The Young Texan, at Reply

    People are probably already calling for Sen. Al Franken to resign, but until Roy Moore drops out of the Senate race and Trump resigns after admitting to grabbing women by the pussies, AL Franken shouldn’t go anywhere!

    • Posted by chickensandbeandip, at Reply

      The problem with your idea is they will never follow the example. They will just take advantage of it.

    • Posted by Oneyed Jax, at Reply

      Name rape charge. When and who! replubinazi trumpinistas can’t do it.
      However I heard that Moore was eating babies in the basement of a pizza shop! Where is justice?

    • Posted by chairman lmao, at Reply

      Yeah! And Kevlar is grope resistant, anyway!

    • Posted by Sarah Drogaris, at Reply

      Who cares is she shows her cleavage or not? And Franken did more than pose for a photo. He grabbed her and kissed her, against her will. I give him credit for being honest and admitting he is wrong. And there you have it: wrong. Assault. The Left needs to be true to its causes and tell this guy to step down.

  6. Posted by UncleBully2000, at Reply

    Oh nooooo! Not Al Franken! Damn it!

    • Posted by FLUFFER FACE, at Reply

      Typical liberal progressive male feminist.

    • Posted by vincent vargas, at Reply

      UncleBully2000 .- Yes!!! Frankenstein too.

  7. Posted by Beaste Meauxde, at Reply

    Damn, Al! We needed you man!
    *But you gotta go.*

    • Posted by Brandon Sorenson, at Reply

      Beaste Meauxde no, he doesnt. He needs to be removed from the 2006 uso tour

    • Posted by golnectr, at Reply

      geezus dood, really?

    • Posted by echosixnoble, at Reply

      Brandon Sorenson – na, he needs to go, pathetic pervert.

    • Posted by Mario Gutierrez, at Reply

      echosixnoble lol

    • Posted by Beaste Meauxde, at Reply

      I am willing to let him go to try and save the integrity of our liberal movement. Moral highground is priceless.

  8. Posted by Robert House, at Reply

    I know there will be no Republican criticizing Al Franken unless they also criticized Donald “Rapist” Trump and Roy “Pedophile” Moore.

    • Posted by John Sterling, at Reply

      Got any pictures?

    • Posted by BirdsofPrey1956, at Reply

      Absolutely Robert , all democrats wear halos .

  9. Posted by Redness 19, at Reply

    Al Franken fake grabbed breasts through a flak jacket. It was a dumb picture, Al thought he was being cute, and now his life is ruined. MGTOW gentlemen.

    • Posted by Oneyed Jax, at Reply

      Fear of an air grope?
      Get real!

    • Posted by tori2dles, at Reply

      Gregory Samuel Teo – Yes, but the theater/improv culture is quite different than the corporate, government or NGO culture.

      Think about some of the bawdiness you see on SNL and try to imagine how that creative process is developed from idea to final skit.

      These actors walk a fine line with physical satire, but those in the culture know the difference between pushing the envelope comedically and crossing the line into sexual misconduct.

      I doubt this woman would feel at all offended if she had been one of the SNL crew. She probably would have found a way to pay back Franken with her own staged photo shoot.

      With regards to the kiss, I strongly doubt any comedy writer/performer would view it as anything other than trying to see if it worked comedically. Actors in the comedy/improv world separate themselves from their craft and often go with outrageous stunts in order to get the laugh. It’s not a sexual thing for them even if contact is made. It’s satire.

      The problem occurs when one someone from a different culture embarks on the group and/or does not clearly communicate their boundaries beforehand. They may not even realize they need to communicate those boundaries, so it truly is a case of clashing cultures as opposed to sexual assault.

      I have worked in improv & theater in my younger years. When it came to scenes where kissing or even dramatic statements of love were required, I did not have the ability to separate my personal feelings from the character. Knowing this, I veered away from those roles and eventually stopped altogether. Others I know had no problem with it and progressed professionally or semi-professionally.

      All to say, I think she was coming from a completely different culture and mindset. So, of course, it resulted in something awful for her.

      But this is a far cry from Franken whipping out his willy, backing her into a corner, blocking access to leave, actually groping her, or propositioning a 14 year old. Those acts were clearly power plays of predatory sexual misconduct and assault.

    • Posted by Red Logic, at Reply

      Urrcreavesh women are not particularly mean to me. I’m just helping other men get the picture that they have more to gain by focusing exclusively on self improvement and responding ONLY to overt female sexual advances which result as a consequence of self improvement.

      Actively making sexual advances or jokes toward women is a mistake. Minimizing attention toward women and eliminating the desire for female approval is in a man’s best interest.

      Lift weights, focus on increasing wealth and cultivating a sense of equanimity… that is what a heterosexual, masculine male should do. Sex comes easy to a self-assured man.

      It does not benefit a man to pursue women. In my experience women will let their intentions be known. There is no need to buy her a drink or spend a single unreciprocated dime in order to get laid.

      Long term relationships are ill advised for a heterosexual, masculine male unless the woman is cooperative and is an asset. Marriage is always a mistake.

    • Posted by Oneyed Jax, at Reply

      So Franken mimed a breast grope. If she had never seen the picture, no harm done. Nothing affecting her job, reputation, no physical contact-in the picture.
      The kiss … written in the script and rehearsed. If he kissed wrong, she told him then and there she did not accept that.
      Onetime saw a mime at a huge beer garden, follow women very closely behind them, matching their walk, their sway; he pushed out his chest to simulate breasts, thus ridiculing her femininity.
      This got huge laughs from the 200 or so patrons in the beer hall.
      I see Frankens “groping” in the same light.
      My question of course, is why she brought these charges out against Franken at this time. I suspect her motives. She was at faux newz for a while.
      Once upon a time, at a party a young woman stepped up to me very close, tugged on my tie and said ” You’re a big one aren’t you”. She laughed, then ‘dusted’ the front of my shirt as if for crumbs; then laughing she walked away.
      I wish I could fully recall who she was. I may have a lawsuit!

  10. Posted by Tim Zuch, at Reply

    He is clearly not touching her. She is apparently wearing a flak jacket. Yes, it is inappropriate! But comedic artists are different people they are looking for the next skit or joke. Your putting this at the same level as true sexual predators. Like Roy Moore preying on teenagers, & Donald Trump walking in on underaged pageant contestants, because it’s his hotel ETC.ETC.ETC… Entertainers have to kiss unattractive people-all the time. Grow some thicker skin.

    • Posted by Damian Eadie, at Reply

      Tim Zuch Watch YouTube videos of him exposing Jeff Sessions as a liar who committed perjury… Then it will make sense. Also YouTube video of Roger Stone bragging about this on Alex Jones show before it went public. It’s revenge from Trump’s team.

    • Posted by John Sterling, at Reply

      +Tim Zuch
      Show us the evidence, my boy, show us the evidence.

  11. Posted by Oliver Loman, at Reply

    I agree that Senator AL Franken is a elected Federal representative at this time
    and should be held to review to his current disposition towards women and how
    to behave towards them ! This event that is being publicized occurred over ten
    years ago and Mr. Franken was a civilian and a comedian at the time !

    roy moore when he abused, molested and raped his accusers he was a public
    official within the legal system as a prosecutor of criminal offences ! Then a
    state of Alabama court judge and a Alabama Supreme court Judge ! ! ! !

    • Posted by TheRetiredtrucker, at Reply

      Liberal hypocrite making excuses for a sexual predator, just like you did for Bill Clinton

    • Posted by echosixnoble, at Reply

      Oliver Loman – why is one suppose to be better than the other? Both are trash and need to be removed.

    • Posted by John Sterling, at Reply

      +echosixnoble
      One has evidence, the others don’t. The Moore allegations are, like the Trump allegations were, being brought during a campaign in an attempt to thwart due process. Those are at least two big differences.

  12. Posted by Tom Ford, at Reply

    Leann Tweedan isn’t a veteran. Her father was an Air Force mechanic, but she immediately began pursuing a career in modeling after graduating from high school. Graduated high school in 1991 and won the Venus International Model Search in 1992. She’s wearing the kevlar in the photo because that’s the standard wear for civilians in a war zone. She was part of the USO tour and the goal was to provide comedy for the troops through a staged skit. If Ana is going to report on these kind of stories, she ought to get her facts straight. Also wouldn’t hurt if she tried to look at context and include details such as her work with Hannity and the fact that Hannity’s friend Roger Stone tweeted about this 12 hours before it came out, or the fact that she agreed to rehearse the kiss and THEN LATER claimed it was without her consent.

    • Posted by Damian Eadie, at Reply

      Tom Ford Smells very suspect… Jeff Sessions was being completely exposed by Franken… And hey presto friends of Fox have dirt on Frankel.

    • Posted by Pete The Pict, at Reply

      If what you’re saying is right then…..TYT should have known this. Maybe they want to get at Franken?

    • Posted by ThePipeMonk, at Reply

      Copy pasting your reply again on the top.

  13. Posted by Nathan Baker, at Reply

    She lied about the photo. If you look closely at the photo, you can see that his hands are not even touching her. Yet she said that the photo shows him groping her.

  14. Posted by MR Howard, at Reply

    That’s not sexual assault. We really need to get people to realize the difference. He kissed he because they were expected to rehearse. IF she didn’t want to be a part of the show she should have told him.

    He also didn’t grope her, he made a stupid joke about pretending to grope her and apologized for it. Nothing about this is sexual assault. He made a mistake and apologized move on.

    • Posted by jack lock, at Reply

      +generationofswine
      He physically forced his tongue into her mouth. That’s sexual assault. He should have to register as a sexual offender.

    • Posted by Agent Dirtbag, at Reply

      Rootin’ Tottin’ Putin: It wasn’t consented idiot. You only listed that and the fake flack jacket grope. There’s probably plenty more with that came from. And no one is defending child rapists.

    • Posted by Agent Dirtbag, at Reply

      generationofswine: Anymore excuses?

    • Posted by Yul Hubbart, at Reply

      He forced his tongue into her mouth during the rehearsal.

  15. Posted by mmarsh1972, at Reply

    Can someone please explain how this is groping when he isn’t even touching her? You can see the shadow of his hand on her chest which means he’s holding his hands in the air above her breasts. Its simple physics.

    Was it inappropriate?..YES. But its obvious this is a gag, he looking at the camera and smiling. Do you think if he was committing sexual assault he’d have done that..ON CAMERA, IN PUBLIC? No he shouldn’t have done it, but he has also immediately apologized and offered himself to the ethics committee…which is something nobody else has done.

    Moreover, I am not completely believing Leanne version of the story. The timing is suspicious, she seems genuinely thrilled to be on camera to tell how she was “assaulted”. Compare her account to that of Beverely Young Nelson and you tell me which of them seems more believable. The one in tears? or the smiling into the camera?

    I know I might sound like I am excusing him, but I know someone who was falsely accused of something similar in university and how it wrecked his life. So taking one persons word for something doesn’t pass mustard with me. So unless there is actual proof to the forced kissing allegations, (something that was in a USO skit and she agreed to) Franken should not resign.

    • Posted by John Sterling, at Reply

      +mmarsh1972
      Not just excusing him, but you are making stuff up. Just because the picture does not clearly show his hands touching her breasts… That is like saying “Because I’ve a picture of a man in bed, that means he did not rob the bank.”

      The cannibal left suck at logic.

    • Posted by mmarsh1972, at Reply

      Its called common sense, something clearly lacking on the right.

      Do you honestly think if he were sexual assaulting her he would do so A) in public? B) being photographed? C) smiling into the camera? What do you think the odds are a sexual predator would be that stupid?

      Oh and the photographer who took the photo said it was staged…so you are flat wrong.

      Your analogy makes no sense, so here’s a better one, Would a bank robber leave his name, picture, address and telephone number with the cashier after he robbed the bank?

      I know you guys are desperately trying to find moral equivalence to all the perverts commonly found on the right-wing. But Franken has now apologized twice, has O’Reilly? Trump? Moore? Ailes? They are still denying it claiming they are the victims.

      How that logic coming across? Comprende?

  16. Posted by Cobra Commander, at Reply

    She comes across as disingenuous in her interview with Jake Tapper. Not sure why, but somethings not right.

    • Posted by M Umo, at Reply

      Cobra Commander I agree with you. Something does not sit right.

    • Posted by Evan Philippe de Rothschild, at Reply

      It’s disgusting that you’re giving Al a pass because he’s on your political team.

    • Posted by havocdogg, at Reply

      maybe its because she complained about being mocked during the tour, yet felt okay to use name calling while describing her story. you don’t see the ladies accusing Moore of being a creepy old fart.

    • Posted by Cobra Commander, at Reply

      Evan Philippe de Rothschild Al is not on my political team, and I’m not giving him or anyone a pass if they are indeed guilty. Regardless, something just doesn’t seem right about this interview with Jake Tapper.

  17. Posted by DISCO-INFERNO-70, at Reply

    Another one bites the dust.

    • Posted by RHAddict, at Reply

      Another one rides the bus.

    • Posted by Larry Stran, at Reply

      he needs to keep his FRANKANSTIEN TONGUE  to himself

    • Posted by chairman lmao, at Reply

      And another perv gone, and another perv gone…

    • Posted by Twilight Gardens presentations, at Reply

      DISCO-INFERNO-70 let’s muddy the water, blow a kiss or grab a tit it’s all the same- let’s go bang some teens!

      Russia Won…