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Franken Remains Hidden After Sexual Harassment Allegations

November 18, 2017 06:58 PM

(KSTP) -- Minnesota Sen. Al Franken remains out of the public eye two days after sexual harassment allegations first surfaced on Thursday.

Radio host and former model Leeann Tweeden said Franken kissed her against her will and posed for an inappropriate photo with her while she slept. The incidents occurred during a USO tour in the Middle East in 2006.

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Network TV crews were staked out in several locations in Washington, D.C., Friday as reporters sought further comment from Franken after he issued a written apology for his actions. He also sent a handwritten letter of apology to Tweeden.

Neither Franken or his communications staff responded to requests for further comment until late Friday. 

Franken spokesman Michael Dale-Stein texted 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, saying the senator is "with his family," and, "I'll let you know in the near future if we can set something up."

He did not say if Sen. Franken is in Washington or Minnesota.


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