2 More Women Come Forward with Allegations Against Franken

November 30, 2017 11:13 AM

The above video features KSTP's extended interview with Sen. Al Franken from Monday, Nov. 27.


Two more women have reportedly come forward Thursday to accuse Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate behavior.

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Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin told CNN Sen. Franken groped her in December 2003 during a photo op.

Kemplin said the senator cupped her breast as they were posing before she shifted her body.

Also Thursday, the online publication Jezebel reported a former elected official in New England who requested anonymity said Franken attempted to give her a "wet, open-mouthed kiss" on stage at an event in 2006 prior to his election to the Senate.

In the alleged 2003 incident, Kemplin said she was deployed in Kuwait and Franken was visiting as part of a USO tour.

A Franken spokesperson issued a statement regarding the CNN report, which said, "As Sen. Franken made clear this week, he takes thousands of photos and has met tens of thousands of people and he has never intentionally engaged in this kind of conduct. He remains fully committed to cooperating with the ethics investigation."

The Franken camp had yet to return a follow-up request for comment on the second allegation by late Thursday morning.  

RELATED: KSTP Interview: Sen. Franken Says He Will Address Allegations with Minnesotans Directly

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