Dem Sexploitation


John R. Houk, Editor

November 17, 2017

 

Earlier I discovered Leeann Tweeden was sexually harassed by Senator Al Franken in the old boy’s creepy entertainment days. Now I am discovering Uncle Al also harassed Melanie Morgan once involved with Move America Forward (Pro-Troop support) but now with Media Equalizer (co-founder).

 

Here is a look at some stories that begin with Tweeden’s allegations, then has some Majority Leader McConnell calling for a Franken ethics investigation which includes Morgan’s experience with Uncle Al.

 

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VIDEO: Leeann Tweeden: Senator Al Franken kissed and groped me without my consent

 

Posted by KABC RADIO

Published on Nov 16, 2017

 

Leeann Tweeden shares her story on McIntyre in the Morning

 

“Senator Al Franken kissed and groped me without my consent, and there’s nothing funny about it”

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Melanie Morgan: After TV appearance, Al Franken harassed me too

 

By Brian Maloney 

November 16th, 2017, 14:06 EST

Exclusive to the Media Equalizer

With additional reporting from Martin Walsh

 

 

Al Franken—Author/Comedian days

 

Immediately raising questions about double-standards in the media and on Capitol Hill, a Los Angeles radio news anchor today accused Senator Al Franken (D-MN) of sexually assaulting her.

 

Now, Media Equalizer Co-Founder Melanie Morgan has come forward as well, recounting her own experience with the onetime comedian, liberal radio host and activist. Morgan’s disturbing encounter was sparked by daring to disagree with Franken during an August, 2000 edition of ABC’s Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.

 

Earlier, a bombshell report published by KABC on-air personality Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of kissing and groping her without her consent while she was asleep.

 

Shockingly, Tweeden even provided a photo as evidence, which shows Franken with his hands on her breasts while he smiles for the camera.

 

 

 

Tweeden said the sexual assault occurred in December 2006, when they were both on a USO Tour to support and entertain U.S. soldiers.

 

“It wasn’t until I was back in the U.S. and looking through the CD of photos we were given by the photographer that I saw this one,” Tweeden wrote about the photo on in her KABC article.

 

“I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated,” she wrote. “How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?”

 

Tweeden said Franken had written a skit in which he would kiss Tweeden, where she said she “agreed to play along.”

 

“When I saw the script, Franken had written a moment when his character comes at me for a ‘kiss’. I suspected what he was after, but I figured I could turn my head at the last minute, or put my hand over his mouth, to get more laughs from the crowd,” she wrote.

 

Tweeden wrote that Franken insisted that they rehearse the kiss several times before the show, which she said made her “uncomfortable.”

 

“He repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we must practice the kiss. I said ‘OK’ so he would stop badgering me. We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth,” she wrote.

 

“I immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn’t be so nice about it the next time,” she added.

 

According to Newsweek, Franken has since released a statement saying he didn’t recall the incident.

 

“I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann. As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t. I shouldn’t have done it,” he said in a statement.

 

Melanie Morgan Radio Host

 

In response to the disturbing allegations made against Franken, Media Equalizer and Media Equality Project Co-Founder Melanie Morgan has come forward to recall her own frightening encounter, sparked by a seemingly-mundane and even obscure topic of political disagreement.

 

Morgan, who was a ABC Radio talk show host for KSFO / San Francisco at the time, appeared August 19, 2000 on ABC’s late night show Politically Incorrect.

 

She was joined by Franken, William Baldwin, and then-Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Rogers on the panel.

 

Morgan and Franken had a dispute over the OMB’s budget numbers.

 

“I was invited and unaware of who his guests were going to be that night,” Morgan said.

 

Bill Maher on Politically Incorrect

 

“I made a statement about the budget numbers, Franken challenged me, I challenged him back. It was about spending priorities, actually just a mundane discussion. But he obsessed over it.”

 

After the show, Morgan said Franken wouldn’t leave her alone, insisting on continuing the argument.

 

“He approached me backstage, angrily called me out on those numbers and insisted he would prove he was right. He wouldn’t leave me alone, he kept following me. As a woman, his presence and proximity to me felt very threatening and intimindating [sic].

 

“I didn’t realize his creepy behavior after the show meant it would continue in the days to come.

 

“He approached Carol, the show’s producer and demanded my home phone number, which was a clear violation of network protocol. I had thought that was the end of the story and was shocked when he started calling my home, badgering me repeatedly.

 

“I became fearful and called Carol to complain and asked her to tell him to back off. But he made another call after that. I thought that he might end up stalking me at my home in Northern California, it was that bad.

 

“By the third phone call I was outraged and terrified, as he is really disturbed,” Morgan recounted.

 

Morgan said Franken finally left her alone, but only after she pushed back and threatened “to call the police and make a report that he was harassing me.”

 

To this day, she says she is haunted by it: “I never forgot that experience and it informed me of his lack of character and obsessive personality. I believe every word Leann wrote.”

 

With many calling on Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore to step aside following claims of sexual misconduct from decades ago, will Franken be asked to resign as senator?

 

“I will happily testify before the Senate Ethics Committee, should a hearing be held regarding Franken’s behavior,” Morgan added.

 

[See Also:

 

From SNL to US Senate, Franken has a long history of bizarre behavior

 

Morgan calls for ethics committee investigation into Franken harassment / misconduct claims]

 

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VIDEO: Melanie Morgan: Al Franken harassed me after TV appearance

 

Posted by Fox News

Published on Nov 16, 2017

 

Media Equalizer co-founder speaks out on ‘The Ingraham Angle’ about her experiences.

 

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Moore mocks McConnell’s call for an investigation into Franken

 

By Mark Moore

November 16, 2017 | 2:15pm | Updated 4:45pm

New York Post

 

Mitch McConnell (left) and Roy Moore Getty Images

 

Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct, took a shot at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday, mocking his call for an ethics investigation into groping allegations against Sen. Al Franken.

 

“Al Franken admits guilt after photographic evidence of his abuse surfaces. Mitch: ‘Let’s investigate,’” Moore tweeted.

 

“In Alabama, ZERO evidence, allegations 100% rejected. Mitch: ‘Moore must quit immediately or be expelled,’” Moore wrote.

 

McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, has called on Moore to drop out of the Alabama special election after nine women have came forward to accuse him of sexually harassing or assaulting them decades ago.

 

After Leeann Tweeden alleged that Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, forcibly kissed and groped her during a USA tour to the Middle East in 2006, McConnell called for an ethics probe into the senator.

 

Tweeden also released a photo of Franken grabbing her chest while she was sleeping on a military plane.

 

Franken apologized to Tweeden, a television host for KABC, but said his recollection of their encounter was different.

 

He said he would cooperate with the Senate ethics investigation.

 

Moore has denied the allegations against him, calling them “fake news.”

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November 17, 2017

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Melanie Morgan: After TV appearance, Al Franken harassed me too

 

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Al Franken accused of kissing, groping LA TV host without consent


I have to wonder if ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN et al Mainstream share this news about Senator Al Franken sexually groping former Fox Sports and Playboy celeb poser Leann Tweeden?

 

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Al Franken accused of kissing, groping LA TV host without consent

 

By Barnini Chakraborty

November 16, 2017

Fox News

 

A California TV host and sports radio broadcaster on Thursday accused Democratic Sen. Al Franken of kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006.

 

Leeann Tweeden posted a blog detailing the alleged incident and also tweeted a picture of what seems to be a grinning Franken standing over her as she sleeps, pretending to grab her breasts.

 

 

 

Franken said he doesn’t remember the kissing incident but apologized for posing for the picture. He said he intended it to be funny — but it wasn’t.

 

“I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann,” Franken said in an initial statement. “As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t. I shouldn’t have done it.”

 

Tweeden says she was disgusted to learn she was groped as she slept (Reuters

 

Franken later issued a detailed statement saying there’s “no excuse” and he feels “ashamed,” while also offering to cooperate in an ethics investigation into the matter.

 

“I respect women. I don’t respect men who don’t. And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed,” Franken said. “… I don’t know what was in my head when I took that picture, and it doesn’t matter. There’s no excuse.”

 

He added, “I am asking that an ethics investigation be undertaken, and I will gladly cooperate.”

 

Tweeden said the abuse took place during a USO Tour in Afghanistan.

 

The radio host came forward in a shocking open letter on blog (Reuters)

 

Franken, a former writer for “Saturday Night Live,” wrote a sketch for the tour in which his character kisses hers on stage. He was an Air America radio host at the time of the incident. He was elected ot the U.S. Senate in 2008.

 

Tweeden said Franken repeatedly pressured her to practice the kiss backstage and at one point forcibly kissed her.

 

“I immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn’t be so nice about it the next time,” she wrote. “I walked away. All I could think about was getting to a bathroom as fast as possible to rinse the taste of him out of my mouth.”

 

Tweeden said she felt “disgusted and violated” – and that the abuse didn’t stop there.

 

A photographer, who was with them on their C-17 cargo plane ride back home, snapped a picture of what looks to be a sleeping Tweeden, still wearing her flak vest and Kevlar helmet, and a grinning Franken appearing to grab her breasts.

 

“I couldn’t believe it,” she wrote. “He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep. I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated. How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?”

 

Tweeden said she thinks Franken asked someone to take the photo “knowing I would see it later, and be ashamed.”

 

The accusations against Franken come on the heels of an avalanch of allegations out of Capitol Hill on sexual harassment and gender hostility. Multiple incidents out of D.C. and other state houses have shed light on the dificulties [sic] victims facewhen trying to report their accusers.

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Ethics Committee should review the matter.

 

“I hope the Democratic Leader will join me on this,” McConnell wrote in a statement. “Regardless of party, harassment and assault are completely unacceptable – in the workplace or anywhere else.”

 

About 1,500 former Capitol Hill aides have signed an open letter to House and Senate leaders demanding that Congress put in place mandatory harassment training. They’re also calling to revamp the Office of Compliance, a small office that deals with these complaints and that few knew even existed.

 

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report. 

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