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Sen. Franken Faces Another Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has been accused of sexual misconduct again, this time when he was a sitting senator.

Franken's former constituent Lindsay Menz told CNN he grabbed her while they were posing for a photo at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair. Franken would have been two years into his first term as a senator at the time.

In a statement to CNN, Franken said he doesn't remember the incident, but added, "I feel badly that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected."

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CNN says Menz reached out after Franken's first accuser, Leeann Tweeden, alleged he "kissed and groped" her without her consent when they were on a USO tour in 2006. Franken called for a Senate ethics investigation of himself in the wake of that allegation.

Franken was sponsoring a bill to help sexual assault survivors interact with law enforcement before the allegations surfaced. Minnesota's senior Sen. Amy Klobuchar has taken over sponsorship of that bill.

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