Leeann Tweeden alleged immediately in a web-based publish that Sen. Al Franken pressured her to kiss him a number of years in the past once they have been each in Afghanistan.
She is a radio anchor at Los Angeles station KABC (owned by Cumulus Media) and has labored in sports activities broadcasting. She presently covers the information through the morning radio present “McIntyre within the Morning” which runs from 5 a.m. till 10 a.m. native time.
Within the first-individual account that she wrote for KABC’s website, during which she accuses Franken of kissing and groping her, Tweeden mentions a few of her previous modeling work.
She writes that she has been on the covers of Playboy, Maxim and FHM.
She is married and she or he has two youngsters – a son, four, and a 2-yr-previous daughter.
Tweeden’s 2006 USO journey to Afghanistan, when the alleged groping and kissing incidents with Franken occurred, was not the primary time Tweeden entertained U.S. troops.
The 2006 journey was her ninth time collaborating in a USO Tour because the Sept. eleven assaults 5 years earlier, she wrote.
In line with Tweeden’s submit, her father served within the Vietnam Struggle and her now-husband, whom she was courting on the time of the 2006 tour, is an Air Pressure pilot.
Franken, who was elected as a Democratic senator for Minnesota in 2008, responded to the accusations in a press release.
“I definitely don’t keep in mind the rehearsal for the skit in the identical method, however I ship my sincerest apologies to Leeann. As to the photograph, it was clearly meant to be humorous however wasn’t. I should not have achieved it,” he stated.
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