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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks during the Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge moved closer Wednesday as a key Senate panel approved a bill to open the remote refuge to energy exploration. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the drilling measure, 13-10. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

A second woman has accused Al Franken of groping her


A second woman has accused Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of groping her in the past, according to CNN.

CNN on Monday reported that Lindsay Menz, a 33-year-old woman now living in Frisco, Texas, says that Franken grabbed her buttocks at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.

Menz’s allegation constitutes the first allegation of improper touching from Franken while he was in office.

“[Franken] pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear,” she said of a photo taken with Franken at the time.

“It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek,” Menz continued. “It wasn’t around my waist. It wasn’t around my hip or side. It was definitely on my butt.”

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“I was like, ‘Oh my god, what’s happening?’ I felt gross. It’d be like being walked through the mall and some random person grabbing your butt. You just feel gross.”

Menz noted that she attended the Minnesota State Fair with her father and her husband during the summer of 2010, almost two years after Franken was elected to office.

The Texas woman reached out to CNN last week after a first woman accused Franken of groping and kissing her without consent.

Franken said in a statement Sunday that he does not remember taking a photograph with Menz at the time.

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“I take thousands of photos at the state fair surrounded by hundreds of people, and I certainly don’t remember taking this picture,” he said.

“I feel badly that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected,” Franken added.

Minnesota statues state that “intentional touching of the clothing covering the immediate area of the buttocks” is not considered criminal sexual behavior.

Menz’s allegations against Franken follow broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accusing him of sexual misconduct last week during a United Services Organization (USO) tour in 2006.

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Tweeden alleged that Franken forcibly kissed her without permission during what he called a rehearsal” for a comedy sketch they were appearing in together.

The radio personality also published a photo of Franken seemingly grabbing her chest during their tour through Afghanistan at the time.

Franken has since twice apologized to Tweeden, and he has also called for a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into his own behavior.

Tweeden has accepted Franken’s apology, but her allegations have since provoked uproar over his past behavior.

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