Al Franken

Radio anchor who accused Al Franken of sexual harassment says she accepts his apologies

Radio anchor who accused Al Franken of sexual harassment says she accepts his apologies

Some former female staffers of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., spoke out on Friday in his defense, saying that he had treated women with respect while they worked in his office.

The statement came on the same day that Leeann Tweeden, the Los Angeles radio news anchor who accused Franken of kissing and groping her against her will, said that she had heard directly from the senator and is willing to meet with him to discuss the allegations.

The statement is co-signed by eight former Franken staffers who have worked for him since he was elected to the Senate in 2008. It reads, "Many of us spent years working for Senator Franken in Minnesota and Washington. In our time working...

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