A leftist comedian, less than two years before being elected a leftist Senator, sexually harassed a reporter on a USO TOUR, and THAT isn’t even the bad part.
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…
So Franken is a creepy pervert. Who should probably resign now, yes?
It wasn’t until I was back in the US and looking through the CD of photos we were given by the photographer that I saw this one:
I couldn’t believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep.
I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated.
How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?
I told my husband everything that happened and showed him the picture.
I know this story isn’t about the husband. But had this been my wife, I would have gone after the comedian (now senator) and wound up pistol-whipped by one of Franken’s armed body guards. Probably while he was pushing for gun control.
I wanted to shout my story to the world with a megaphone to anyone who would listen, but even as angry as I was, I was worried about the potential backlash and damage going public might have on my career as a broadcaster.
But that was then, this is now. I’m no longer afraid.
You knew exactly what you were doing. You forcibly kissed me without my consent, grabbed my breasts while I was sleeping and had someone take a photo of you doing it, knowing I would see it later, and be ashamed. … My story is worth telling.
Oh, before we forget, Al Franken tweeted this in 2014:
I’m pleased we made steps to curb military sexual assault today, but I hope we can go further to bring justice to those affected. -Al
The internet is forever. Payback’s a bitch.
Methinks we may have a senator’s seat opening soon.
I also don’t think Franken is the only one to fall…