"It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek", Menz said. It wasn't around my hip or side. "It was definitely on my butt". "I don't want to paint my story in the same light as hers", Menz said, saying she believes what happened to Tweeden is much worse.
Menz said that she told both her husband and father about the incident immediately after it occurred and both men confirmed her allegations to CNN. Franken, already a senator for two years, reportedly came in during an event and the two made a decision to take a photo together.
Franken said in a statement: "I take thousands of photos at the state fair surrounded by hundreds of people, and I certainly don't remember taking this picture".
Franken's office says that the senator has no recollection about his interaction with Menz, but it said that he felt sorry that she came away from their interaction feeling disrespected. Al Franken (D-Minn.) touched her inappropriately in 2010 at the Minnesota State Fair. It was over pretty quick.
Menz responded, "Dude - Al Franken TOTALLY molested me!"
Menz told CNN that during a 2010 visit to the fair with her husband and father - whose small business was operating a local radio booth - she spent time taking photos with various political candidates, elected officials, and even some celebrities as they appeared at her father's radio booth. "Like ew, I want to wash that off of me".
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Jeremy added: "I was upset". I wish him success.
Menz said she had been glad-handing lawmakers all day long. "But yeah - I was in shock, really".
The photo in question was also featured in CNN's report.
In the photo of Menz and Franken, the lower halves of their bodies are not shown.
Menz, who now lives in Frisco, Texas, shared her claims with CNN on Thursday, just hours after Tweeden's story first broke.
Donald Trump, who has been accused of sexual assault by at least 16 women, criticized Franken in a series of tweets last week. "And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed".
She said a friend encouraged her to talk to CNN.