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Dem. Staffer Comes Out As NEW Franken Accuser –
Things aren’t looking good for Franken…
A former Democratic congressional aide is coming out to say that Franken tried to kiss her after taping a show with him in 2006… when she refused, he said “It’s my right as an entertainer.”
“He was between me and the door and he was coming at me to kiss me. It was very quick and I think my brain had to work really hard to be like ‘Wait, what is happening?’ But I knew whatever was happening was not right and I ducked,” the aide said. “I was really startled by it and I just sort of booked it towards the door and he said, ‘It’s my right as an entertainer.’”
Two coworkers independently verified the aide’s version of events to POLITICO. One was told about the incident shortly after it happened in 2006, while the other was told in 2009 or 2010.
The aide said she was inspired to come forward by Franken’s various apologies, because she did not feel they expressed full culpability. In many of the apologies, Franken claimed to recall a different version of events.
“I don’t want to be in the position of deciding whether to tell this story, but I’m not the person who put me in that position. He did that,” the aide said. “I think for this moment in time to lead to meaningful change there has to be more than ‘I’m ashamed but I remember things differently’ accounting.”