A second accuser has come forward, charging Sen. Al Franken with harassment.
Former radio talk show host Melanie Morgan claims the democratic politician wouldn’t take no for an answer, and continually pursued and bothered her after the two met in 2000, on the set of Bill Maher’s old show Politically Incorrect.
“I made a statement about the budget numbers, Franken challenged me, I challenged him back,” she recalled. “It was about spending priorities, actually just a mundane discussion. But he obsessed over it.”
After the show, Morgan said Franken continued the argument.
“He approached me backstage, angrily called me out on those numbers and insisted he would prove he was right,” Morgan added. “He wouldn’t leave me alone, he kept following me. As a woman, his presence and proximity to me felt very threatening and intimidating.”
Morgan claimed his “creepy behavior” continued days after the show ended.
“He approached Carol, the show’s producer and demanded my home phone number, which was a clear violation of network protocol,” she continued. “I had thought that was the end of the story and was shocked when he started calling my home, badgering me repeatedly.
“I became fearful and called Carol to complain and asked her to tell him to back off. But he made another call after that. I thought that he might end up stalking me at my home in Northern California, it was that bad.”
Morgan said Franken kept at it until she finally threatened to call the cops and charge him with harassment.
Franken, 66, faces some bombshell allegations from another radio host, Leeann Tweeden, who accuses the former writer and comedian of shoving his tongue down her throat during a skit and grabbing her breasts while she was sleeping, as the two were on a USO tour in 2006.
Now, calls are growing for Franken to abandon his senate seat.
“I believe every word Leann wrote,” Morgan said. “I will happily testify before the Senate Ethics Committee, should a hearing be held regarding Franken’s behavior.”
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