[Blind Gossip] Do you think that this former TV funnyman only groped one woman?
Ha ha ha!
If he has the gall to claim that this was an isolated experience – and that he really respects women – he’s going to have to prepare himself for the fact that there may be multiple women coming forward to detail their disgusting experiences with this perv.
He used to ride the subway in New York City for a couple of decades. If you were an attractive woman, he would sit next to you, introduce himself by his TV gig, and try to pick you up. If you tried to ignore him or were dismissive of him… he would grope you.
Perhaps he thought that being on TV and being famous gave him license to grab women’s private parts and get away with it.
However, if you asked any of these women to vote whether or not grabbing their private parts was funny, we doubt a single one of them would vote “Yes.”
Former TV Personality:
[Optional] Your turn to vote! What do you think should happen to him?
Former TV Personality: Al Franken
Al Franken just resigned from the United States Senate!
As soon as that first sexual assault allegation came out a few weeks ago, we knew that there were others waiting in the wings.
Al Franken used to grope women in the New York City Subway when he was a cast member of Saturday Night Live. He would ride the subway, sit next to women, try to impress them with his celebrity, and then get handsy with them (rubbing their leg, trying to grope their breast, trying to kiss them and hug them) even when they resisted his pick up lines. Yes, he was completely creepy.
In the past few weeks, at least EIGHT women have come forward making similar allegations against Gropey Al Franken, starting with a news anchor who was horrified to discover that Franken had groped her breasts while she slept.
Well, it’s all over now. From NPR:
Sen. Al Franken Announces He Will Resign
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says he will be resigning from the Senate amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.
“I am proud that during my time in the Senate I have used my power to be a champion of women and that I have earned a reputation as someone that respects the women I work alongside every day,” he said on the Senate floor. “I know there has been a very different picture of me painted in the last few weeks, but I know who I really am.”
He said that serving in the Senate “has been the great honor of my life” and that “I know in my heart that nothing I have done as a senator — nothing — has brought dishonor on this institution. And I am confident that the Ethics Committee would agree.
“Nevertheless, today I am announcing that in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate.”
On Wednesday, about two-thirds of the Democrats in the Senate — including almost all of the women in the Senate Democratic Caucus — called for Franken to step down. Among those urging him to resign were the top three Democrats in the chamber — Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Sen. Patty Murray of Washington. In addition, Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, also called for Franken to step down.
Franken was again accused of sexual misconduct as recently as Wednesday. A woman told Politico that Franken tried to kiss her after she appeared on his radio show in 2006 prior to his election to the Senate. The woman, who was not named in the article, said Franken claimed, “It’s my right as an entertainer.” Franken denied the allegation. “This allegation is categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous. I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation,” Franken said in a statement, according to Politico.
In the Atlantic, writer Tina Dupuy said she was groped by Franken in early 2009. It was not clear from the Atlantic report whether the publication had reached out to Franken for comment and, if so, how Franken had responded.
Yes, Gropey Al Franken will champion women’s rights just before he asserts his “right” to grab your boob!
Did you catch the clues? This blind item took place in New York City, we mentioned the word “vote”, we told you that he was a “former TV funnyman”, and the Similar blind item was about Saturday Night Live.
Congratulations to Pinky310 for being first with the correct response!