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"I said something like, 'Relax Al, this isn't SNL...we don't need to rehearse the kiss'". Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) if she believed the woman who stepped forward on Thursday accusing Franken of groping and kissing her during a USO Tour in 2006, the NY senator replied: "I do".
The incident - which she said happened in December 2006 - happened when the two were on a USO tour together.
"I had locked up those memories of helplessness and violation for a long time, but they all came rushing back to me and my hands clinched into fists like it was yesterday", Tweeden said.
Democratic Sen. Al Franken (Minn.) said Thursday that he supports calls for an investigation into the allegation that he groped and kissed a woman without her consent in 2006.
Tweeden published her account on Thursday, and it includes a picture of Franken groping Tweeden after she fell asleep while wearing a helmet and flak vest. "It wasn't until I was back in the United States and looking through the CD of photos we were given by the photographer that I saw this one", Tweeden says of the photo, which shows Franken grinning, his hands on Tweeden's clothed breasts.
While riffing on ideas involving Rooney finding an empty bottle of sedatives in his desk, Franken suggested Rooney say he had used the drugs to sedate and rape fellow "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl.
Franken's statement about Tweeden's accusations this week suggest an apparent about-face.
Franken apologized to Tweeden in a statement but said that he does not "remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way".
"This is happening to women who have no power and no way to speak up", she said at a press conference. She also said he groped her while she was asleep, providing photographic evidence. Sen.
Tweeden went on to say that she "felt disgusted and violated". "It isn't amusing. It's completely inappropriate", he said.
Franken was a well-known American comedian before he was elected to the US Senate in 2008 as a Democrat from Minnesota. "I shouldn't have done it", Franken added.
She added that she had been inspired to come forward in part by California Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who spoke on 790 KABC about her own experience being forcibly kissed by a superior when she was a young Congressional aide. "I hope the Democratic Leader will join me on this", McConnell said. And they deserve to know that I am their ally and supporter. "Regardless of party, harassment and assault are completely unacceptable - in the workplace or anywhere else".
Finally, Bengal wins 'Rosogolla war' over Odisha
As per the documents submitted by the West Bengal government, the Rasgulla was invented by sweet maker Nabin Chandra Das in 1868. Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee has said that her state has granted Geographical Indication status for the sweet Rasgulla today.
Gordon and Hosmer both win another Gold Glove
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However, Lamar's rep told TMZ that it wasn't due to alcohol - but said he collapsed due to dehydration after an intense workout. Odom had suffered a near-death experience in 2015 when he was found unconscious at a Las Vegas brothel.
What's the inaccuracy, you may ask, the cheeseburger emoji has cheese slice below the patty rather than being on the top. That's why this latest controversy surrounding Google's cheeseburger emoji, of all things, has been rather baffling.
Ghaziabad was the most polluted city in the entire NCR, with PM2.5 at an astounding 848 units at 4 p.m - 33 times the safe limit. The CNG vehicles and emergency services, such as ambulance and fire engines, will only get exemption during the odd-even scheme.
Thornton police say 47-year-old Scott Ostrem was arrested Thursday morning, about 14 hours after he fled the store in a auto . However, a Thornton PD spokesperson did refer to the shooting as a heinous act. "The employees started screaming".
Shortly after that speech, North Korean officials told CNN, "We don't care about what that mad dog may utter", referring to Trump. The post came in response to the country's foreign ministry calling Trump "an old lunatic" over his speech in South Korea.
The transaction is expected to be close in the fourth quarter of this year, subject to regulatory approval. Unilever North America president Kees Kruythoff, meanwhile, praised TAZO's strong appeal with millennials.
Payments take between one and three working days to clear into someone's account, depending on their bank account provider. David Marcus is the head of Messenger at Facebook and a senior executive there.
Khloe Kardashian sure knows how to keep her fans guessing. "Holy s-t. Certainly seems like winter, er, baby announcement is coming...
Former Celtic, Man United man Miller battling cancer
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Natural disaster of 7.3 magnitude hits Iraq: USGS
Local media reported that eight villages in Iran had been damaged by the quake and rescue teams had been sent to those areas. The centre was reported by the USGS to be in the southeast of Iraq's Sulaymaniya province, close to the Iranian border.
Alibaba racks up $35b in Singles' Day sales
Alibaba's Singles' Day records have been smashed yet again with a massive $25.3 billion of merchandise being sold today. Alibaba managed to expand Singles Day from a local Chinese sales event to a global sales day.
SC hear plea for probe into medical admission scam
The two were accused of assuring the college representative of getting favourable orders from the top court. The bench also impleaded the Supreme Court Bar Association in the petition on the forum's request.
Catch Up With The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct Here
If you've got around 15 minutes to spare, you can check out the full Xenoblade Chroncles 2 Nintendo Direct , below. Abilities differ from Blade to Blade, so selecting different Blades adds to the strategy of battle.
George HW Bush said to have called Trump a 'blowhard'
Criticism between the Bush family and President Trump has gone both ways. "George Bush grew up thinking about the greater good". He went on to say that the current president is driven by a "certain ego" rather than civic duty.
Time's up: The economic case against daylight-saving time
It has been reported that MA is now on its way to joining these areas and making changing the clocks a thing of the past. But this also means that the sun will be setting earlier and earlier in the afternoon in the coming weeks.
Farmers central to efforts in food processing
The food event will host over 2,000 participants and 200 companies from around 30 countries. The food processing unit will have designated units for maize, sugarcane and other crops.
Hundreds queue up in Sydney for Apple iPhone X launch
What's emerged as the No. 2 category after iPhones for Apple is Services, which includes iTunes, Apple Music and iCloud. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.87 per share.
Apple fires engineer over daughter's iPhone X video
Over the weekend, Apple invited a number of YouTubers, tech writers and other media personalities to a private event in NY . It turns out that this didn't exactly fall within Apple's employee guidelines, so the engineer has reportedly been let go.