Franken has apologized and said he remembers the rehearsal differently.
The fate of Al Franken's political career, if it has not already been sealed, may depend on whether other women now come forward in response to fresh evidence that the senator had a problem that led to inappropriate if not criminal conduct. Menz said Franken grabbed her butt during a 2010 photo-op at the Minnesota State Fair, making her feel "gross" and "uncomfortable".
Lindsay Menz, 33, reached out to CNN several hours after news anchor Leeann Tweeden accused Sen. "It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek". Al Franken of sexual misconduct while he was in office.
Menz said that she told both her husband and father about the incident immediately after it occurred and both men confirmed her allegations to CNN.
Second Woman Says Al Franken Inappropriately Touched Her
Kline, who retired from Congress this year, told CNN he did that "as a matter of practice, all the time". It wasn't around my hip or side.
"I was like, oh my God, what's happening". "It was over pretty quick".
"I take thousands of photos at the state fair surrounded by hundreds of people, and I certainly don't remember taking this picture", Franken reportedly said.
As for why Menz chose to speak out now, she said: "The reason I want to say something is if someone sees that I said something, maybe it would give them the courage to say something, too".