It isn’t surprising to find out that Al Franken is a pervert. In his lifetime, he’s been a drug addict and a tax cheat. Now he’s accused of being a pervert. What’s interesting is that he isn’t denying it. This article by Leann Tweeden is utterly damning.

In it, Ms. Tweeden wrote “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.”

Now that Ms. Tweeden’s article is going viral, Sen. Franken has issued a statement. First, though, here’s the picture that’s rocking Franken’s world:

Here’s Franken’s statement:

I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann. As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t. I shouldn’t have done it.

This is CNN reporting on Franken’s groping incident:

Al Franken is a disgusting individual. He shouldn’t have been in the Senate in the first place. He needs to be run out of the Senate immediately.

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