Sen. Franken Writes Letter to Woman Saying He's Ashamed

Sen. Franken Writes Letter to Woman Saying He's Ashamed Photo: Photo: MGN Online.

November 18, 2017 07:22 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Al Franken has written a letter to the woman who accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her, saying he is ashamed of his actions and apologizes.

Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden read the letter Friday while appearing on the TV talk show "The View." In the letter, Franken tells Tweeden that he wants to "apologize to you personally." He also says there is no excuse for the photo taken of him posing in a joking manner while apparently placing his hands on her chest while she was asleep aboard a transport plane.


Tweeden says the unwanted kissing took place during a 2006 USO tour. Franken says he remembers their encounter differently but is "ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you."


(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Relay Media Amp

Most Read Stories

Julio Baez-Cisneros

Update: Kasson Police Officer's Daughter Says He's a 'Good Man'

Part of I-90 in SW Minnesota Closed Due to Flooding

RPD: Several Arrests Following Search Warrant

Flood Warning Issued to Residents Along Turtle Creek

Trump Rallies Supporters in Duluth

Kasson Police Officer Awaiting Charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct