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SNL Bashes Al Franken Over Sexual Assault Allegations

"Now, I know this photo looks bad, but remember, it also is bad," SNL's Colin Jost joked.

By NTK Staff | 11.19.2017 @11:18am

Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update led off with a segment that bashed former SNL castmember Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) over his alleged sexual assault this week.

Franken is accused of sexually assaulting Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles-based radio host and model, during a USO Tour in December 2006.

“Senator Al Franken is being accused of sexual misconduct on a 2006 U.S.O. tour by Leeann Tweeden, who posted this photo of Franken apparently groping her breasts while she was asleep,” SNL’s Colin Jost reported.

“Now, I know this photo looks bad, but remember, it also is bad. And sure, this was taken before Franken ran for public office, but it was also taken after he was a sophomore in high school. It’s pretty hard to be like, ‘Oh, come on, he didn’t know any better. He was only 55,'” Jost joked.

“Tweeden is also claiming that Franken forced her to kiss him as part of a rehearsal for a comedy sketch they were performing for the troops,” Jost concluded. “Come on, man — didn’t the troops in Afghanistan have it hard enough without having to sit through sketch comedy? I mean, people can barely stay up to watch sketches after Weekend Update.”

While a cast member of SNL, Franken made controversial comments about drugging and raping CBS News reporter Lesley Stahl.

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