Second woman accuses Sen. Franken of sexual misconduct

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The woman was at the fair with her husband and father, who was operating a small booth for a local radio station, which his business was sponsoring.

Franken said he didn't remember taking the photo but that he felt "badly" that Menz felt disrespected.

The fate of Al Franken's political career, if it has not already been sealed, may depend on whether other women now come forward in response to fresh evidence that the senator had a problem that led to inappropriate if not criminal conduct.

In a CNN story published Monday, 33-year-old Lindsay Menz alleges Franken grabbed her buttocks in 2010, when the two were taking a photo together during the Minnesota State Fair.

"It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek", she said".

The accusation make Franken the first senator to be publicly accused of sexual assault or harassment in the wake of the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein harassment scandal that has rocked the country. It wasn't around my hip or side.

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Last week, Leeann Tweeden said Franken, while they were on a USO tour in the Middle East to entertain USA troops, stuck his tongue down her throat and pretended to grope her while she was sleeping in a later picture.

Franken apologized to Tweeden and has since agreed to be investigated by the Senate Ethics Committee. "It was definitely on my butt", she added. Her husband confirmed her recollection: "He reached around her and kind of pulled her into him", Jeremy Menz said.

The incident would have occurred while Franken was in the Senate, unlike the 2006 incident, which happened before he was elected.

"I was like, oh my God, what's happening".

"I feel badly that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected". "Like ew, I want to wash that off of me".