Another woman says Franken tried to forcibly kiss her in 2006

Another woman says Franken tried to forcibly kiss her in 2006

Congresswomen on Capitol Hill called Wednesday for Sen.

And it wasn't only women in the Senate, as Sen.

The accuser, who was not identified, said Franken tried to kiss her but that she ducked.

The former aide, a longtime Democrat, said she told other friends about the incident with Franken following the publication of the "Access Hollywood" tape in which President Donald Trump boasted about grabbing women's genitals, claiming that "when you're a star, they let you do it".

Al Franken to resign Wednesday, marking the first time any senator has called on the Minnesota Democrat to leave office as allegations of sexual harassment against him continue to mount. She said she ducked to avoid his lips, and that Franken told her: "It's my right as an entertainer".

"He was between me and the door and he was coming at me to kiss me".

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In a statement sent Wednesday to the Star Tribune, Franken called this allegation "categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous".

"It is clear that Al Franken has engaged in a pattern of egregious and unacceptable behavior toward women, and he should resign", she said.

The Democratic senator is among a growing list of politicians, entertainers and news media figures facing a wide range of allegations involving sexual misdeeds.

Franken is now cooperating with an ethics committee investigation of his behavior related to several previous allegations of sexual misconduct.

Last month, Los Angeles anchor and model Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of trying to kiss her and groping her breasts while she slept during a USO tour.

Murray's backing is significant because she's a member of Democratic leadership and is the highest ranking woman in the Senate. "I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation", Franken said in a statement, according to Politico. Franken has repeatedly apologized about behavior that he said "crossed a line" for some women.

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