Updated at 9:02 a.m. PST
Another prominent public figure has been accused of making unwanted sexual advances. Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden said Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., forced himself on her and groped her while the two were on a USO tour in 2006.
In a statement posted on KABC's website, Tweeden wrote the incident occurred in December of that year, during a rehearsal for a USO holiday show in the Middle East. Franken, she said, wrote a skit in which he was to kiss Tweeden. She says Franken told her "we need to rehearse the kiss."
Tweeden said she told the former "Saturday Night Live" star "something like 'Relax, Al this isn't SNL...we don't need to rehearse the kiss.'" But she said he insisted and she relented. "We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth."
She said she felt "disgusted and violated," but didn't report it because "we were in the middle of a war zone" and "I didn't want to cause trouble."