A new accuser comes out with allegations against Sen. Senators dig into election security Feinstein: Sessions should re-testify on Russian Federation meetings MORE (D-Minn.) of inappropriately grabbing her during a photo op in 2010.
She told CNN that she was working at a booth at the fair with her husband and father, and that when she'd asked Franken for a picture together, he had pulled her very close, and that as the picture was being taken, her grabbed her backside. Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. She added, "It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek".
"It wasn't around my waist. It wasn't around my hip or side", Menz said. "It was definitely on my butt", she continued. "I was like, 'Oh my God, what's happening'". She said she tried to avoid him after that for the rest of the tour, but on the flight home she had fallen asleep and later found that Franken had arranged a photo of himself on her own phone, in which he appeared to be groping her while she was asleep.
Franken responded to the allegation by saying he does not remember taking this picture, but still feels "badly", for the situation.
The allegation comes days after Franken apologized to Leann Tweeden, a Los Angeles-based television anchor, after she accused him sexual misconduct during a 2006 tour of the Middle East to entertain United States troops. He was not a senator at the time.
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Franken's office said the senator didn't recall the photo, noting that he has thousands of photos taken with constituents every year.
Mentz lived in Minnesota at the time and now resides in Frisco, Texas. "But yeah - I was in shock, really". She said she posed for photos with various elected officials and political candidates as they visited at the booth. The couple voted a year ago for Donald Trump, and Menz said she has voted for Minnesota Sen.