The allegations against Franken come at a time when sexual harassment and abuse by wealthy and powerful men has become an increasingly salient political and cultural issue, one that has ended or tarnished the careers of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey, comedian Louis C.K., and others. She added, "It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek".
Menz said that while she believes that Franken's alleged groping of radio anchor Leeann Tweeden was much worse, "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".
Menz told CNN she wanted to share an "uncomfortable" interaction that left her feeling "gross". Menz also said she posted the photo with Franken on Facebook on August 27, and when her sister commented on the photo, she replied: "Dude - Al Franken TOTALLY molested me!"
The letter, posted on Twitter, headlined SNL Women Offer Solidarity In Support Of Al Franken, reads as follows: "We feel compelled to stand up for Al Franken, whom we have all had the pleasure of working with over the years on Saturday Night Live (SNL)".
Tennis world in mourning over death of Jana Novotna
Navratilova and Novotna won the ladies' invitational doubles title in 2010, after Navratilova had recovered from breast cancer. Thoughts and Prayers with Jana's family". "Her star will always shine brightly in the history of the WTA".
Franken said in a statement that he did not remember meeting Menz.
Menz, who is now a resident of Texas, had stationed herself at a booth inside the state fair sponsored by her father.
Franken's office said the senator didn't recall the photo, noting that he has thousands of photos taken with constituents every year.
Franken acknowledged improper actions and apologized to Tweeden.
Menz made it clear that she did not compare her experience to Tweeden's.
When she met Franken, she said she had a short exchange with the senator and lined up with him to take a photo. Franken said he would welcome it. He hasn't appeared in public since Tweeden's allegation.
Franken canceled a sold-out book festival appearance scheduled for Monday in Atlanta to speak and promote his book, "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate".
Confirmed for Week 12 start
The Denver Broncos have made a decision to start Paxton Lynch at quarterback in Week 12, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano. Joseph had said earlier this month it "wouldn't be fair" to play Lynch when Lynch had just returned to the practice field.
Dogs may help lonely people walk off heart disease
The world's population can be divided into three groups: people who have a dog, people who want to get a dog and bad people. The researchers can't provide proof dog ownership actually causes a decrease in risk for cardiovascular disease .
Years later, Manushi Chillar from India becomes Miss World
After winning a position among the top 5 contestants, Manushi was asked which profession deserved the biggest salary and why. In reply to this tricky question, she replied even more beautifully, she said, "I think a mother is of the highest respect".
Back-to-work bill passes
NDP education critic Peggy Sattler said students should be given a full tuition refund for the semester. Full-time students will also receive up to $500 to cover costs incurred during the strike.
Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies
His No. 1 songs were I Ain't Never , Good Woman Blues , Heart Healer , I Believe in You , Coca-Cola Cowboy and Southern Rains . Born Lonnie Melvin Tillis on August 8, 1932, " Mel " gained fame in the 1970s with a string of successful hits.
Argentina says noise wasn't from missing sub
The craft was navigating normally, underwater, at a speed of five knots toward Mar del Plata when it was last heard from, he said. The ARA San Juan is a TR-1700 submarine manufactured in Germany, commissioned by the Argentine Navy in 1985.