Next up! Al Franken

Rumbulls

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http://www.kabc.com/2017/11/16/leeann-tweeden-on-senator-al-franken/ 

As a TV host and sports broadcaster, as well as a model familiar to the audience from the covers of FHM, Maxim and Playboy, I was only expecting to emcee and introduce the acts, but Franken said he had written a part for me that he thought would be funny, and I agreed to play along.

When I saw the script, Franken had written a moment when his character comes at me for a ‘kiss’. I suspected what he was after, but I figured I could turn my head at the last minute, or put my hand over his mouth, to get more laughs from the crowd.

On the day of the show Franken and I were alone backstage going over our lines one last time. He said to me, “We need to rehearse the kiss.” I laughed and ignored him. Then he said it again. I said something like, ‘Relax Al, this isn’t SNL…we don’t need to rehearse the kiss.’

He continued to insist, and I was beginning to get uncomfortable.

He repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we must practice the kiss. I said ‘OK’ so he would stop badgering me. We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth.

I immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn’t be so nice about it the next time.

I walked away. All I could think about was getting to a bathroom as fast as possible to rinse the taste of him out of my mouth.

I felt disgusted and violated.

 

Clove Hitch

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No surprise the Senate is full of creepy-perverted old guys.  Kick 'em all in the nutz and boot them out of office.  How fucking stupid do you have to be to do this for a photo?

ire774JM


 
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Raz'r

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No surprise the Senate is full of creepy-perverted old guys.  Kick 'em all in the nutz and boot them out of office.  How fucking stupid do you have to be to do this for a photo?

Resign. I don’t think Minnesota will send him back either.

 

A guy in the Chesapeake

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Sure - everyone who 20+ years ago ever made an off-color remark, tried to make time w/someone who wasn't interested, oughta be crucified for it now.  

Look at the friggin' pic - he was posing, and isn't even touching her, it looks like a gag photo.  I can see her being pissed - but, does this rise to the level of an assault? 

What a bunch of friggin' daises we've become when something like this is enough to ruin someone.   I'd bet most of you sorry bastidges are awfully glad the internet and cell phones w/cameras weren't around when you were doing stupid shit. 

 

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No surprise the Senate is full of creepy-perverted old guys.  Kick 'em all in the nutz and boot them out of office.  How fucking stupid do you have to be to do this for a photo?

ire774JM
Well, he was a comedian before he became a Senator. Some people think stuff like this is funny.

The forced-kiss story is repulsive.

Good thing he's not running around grabbing women by the pussy, or running for President.

Sure - everyone who 20+ years ago ever made an off-color remark, tried to make time w/someone who wasn't interested, oughta be crucified for it now.  

Look at the friggin' pic - he was posing, and isn't even touching her, it looks like a gag photo.  I can see her being pissed - but, does this rise to the level of an assault? 

What a bunch of friggin' daises we've become when something like this is enough to ruin someone.   I'd bet most of you sorry bastidges are awfully glad the internet and cell phones w/cameras weren't around when you were doing stupid shit. 
True enough. I've done some stupid shit I'd rather forget but nothing like forcing myself on women. I always limped along on buying them flowers and trying to make them laugh.

-DSK

 

Raz'r

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Sure - everyone who 20+ years ago ever made an off-color remark, tried to make time w/someone who wasn't interested, oughta be crucified for it now.  

Look at the friggin' pic - he was posing, and isn't even touching her, it looks like a gag photo.  I can see her being pissed - but, does this rise to the level of an assault? 

What a bunch of friggin' daises we've become when something like this is enough to ruin someone.   I'd bet most of you sorry bastidges are awfully glad the internet and cell phones w/cameras weren't around when you were doing stupid shit. 
Thank the pussy-grabber in chief for a sea-change in attitude

 

TMSAIL

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Sure - everyone who 20+ years ago ever made an off-color remark, tried to make time w/someone who wasn't interested, oughta be crucified for it now.  

Look at the friggin' pic - he was posing, and isn't even touching her, it looks like a gag photo.  I can see her being pissed - but, does this rise to the level of an assault? 

What a bunch of friggin' daises we've become when something like this is enough to ruin someone.   I'd bet most of you sorry bastidges are awfully glad the internet and cell phones w/cameras weren't around when you were doing stupid shit. 
FIrst off it wasn’t 20 years ago it was in 2006.  

She was asleep and we have no clue if he groped her or not based on that pic.  

If it was only the pic your point might be valid, but shoving his tongue in her mouth is considered assault and way beyond a gag. 

I’m  guessing more will come forward as the floodgates are opening.

 
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BeSafe

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Thank the pussy-grabber in chief for a sea-change in attitude
I think he was part of it.  For me, the kindling for the current inferno started with Cosby but Trump certainly poured gasoline on the fire and got it blazing.

 
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A guy in the Chesapeake

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Well, he was a comedian before he became a Senator. Some people think stuff like this is funny.

The forced-kiss story is repulsive.

Good thing he's not running around grabbing women by the pussy, or running for President.

True enough. I've done some stupid shit I'd rather forget but nothing like forcing myself on women. I always limped along on buying them flowers and trying to make them laugh.

-DSK
I was basing my comments solely on the picture - hadn't yet read the other part of the story.   There's a line that should never be crossed - and that's forcing intimate physical contact.  Off color comments?  making grabbing motions? Not acceptable, but, not what I'd consider to be sexual assault, either. 

 

Steam Flyer

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I was basing my comments solely on the picture - hadn't yet read the other part of the story.   There's a line that should never be crossed - and that's forcing intimate physical contact.  Off color comments?  making grabbing motions? Not acceptable, but, not what I'd consider to be sexual assault, either. 
I phrase I remember from the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice, body of law for US armed forces) is "any penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense." This was the subject of many jokes, which could themselves be considered a form of assault I suppose, which is why I remember it.

-DSK

 

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Yes, he should resign. I find her credible, and the kissing story sounds like he's had previous experience with this ploy.

So Dog, I ask you, should Trump resign given that multiple women have accused him of the same thing, and he hasn't even apologized. At least Franken and Lewis C.K. have had the decency apologize.

And what about Justice Thomas? Shouldn't he be held to the same standard?

 

Rumbulls

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Yes, he should resign. I find her credible, and the kissing story sounds like he's had previous experience with this ploy.

So Dog, I ask you, should Trump resign given that multiple women have accused him of the same thing, and he hasn't even apologized. At least Franken and Lewis C.K. have had the decency apologize.

And what about Justice Thomas? Shouldn't he be held to the same standard?
yes, let's throw out due process.

 




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