Franken Denies New Allegation He Forcibly Tried to Kiss Woman

December 06, 2017 10:29 AM

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


Sen. Al Franken is denying an accusation by a former Democratic congressional aide that he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006.

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The Minnesota Democrat said in a statement that the allegation - reported by Politico - is "categorically not true."

The woman, who's not identified by name, says Franken pursued her after her boss had left and she was collecting her belongings.

She says she ducked to avoid his lips and says Franken told her: "It's my right as an entertainer."

Franken says in his statement that the idea he'd claim such behavior as a right as an entertainer is "preposterous."

"This allegation is categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous," Franken said in his statement. "I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation."

The senator is facing a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into previous claims by other women that he groped them.

RELATED: Fifth Franken Accuser Speaks About 2003 USO Tour Interaction

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