NYPost Publishes Photos Of Al Franken Groping Arianna Huffington

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Al Frankenstein just can’t catch a break.

Yesterday, a second woman came forward to accuse the Democratic Minnesota senator of groping her at a state fair back in 2010. Several of her family members who were present when the incident occurred corroborated her story in interviews with CNN. Reporters from the cable news channel even found references to the assault on the victim’s Facebook page.

Now, the New York Post has published never-before-seen photos of Franken groping media entrepreneur Arianna Huffington. The photos were taken for an unnamed magazine back in 2000.

One photo shows Franken grabbing the media mogul’s buttocks as they pose back to back…

An even more shocking photo shows Franken grabbing Huffington’s breasts in a bear hug.

Witnesses told the Post that Franken couched his actions as just "clowning around."

“Franken was clowning around, but it really isn’t funny,” said a source from the shoot. “That’s his tactic, pretend like it’s all a big joke. Arianna was pushing his hands away. He was groping her. There was some fun attached to it, but she wasn’t enjoying it. She definitely told him to stop and pushed him away."

Still, Franken persisted, according to the witness.

“Franken stood there with his hand on her bottom for a long time, because there are numerous frames, each taken seconds apart, and his hand was there the whole time — his hand wasn’t just there for a quick moment,” the source said.

Huffington, for her part, defended Franken and said the groping was a nod to a sketch they’d done in the mid-1990s called “Strange Bedfellows."

“The notion that there was anything inappropriate in this photo shoot is truly absurd,” she said in a statement to The Post.

 

“Al and I did a comedic sketch for Bill Maher’s ‘Politically Incorrect’ called ‘Strange Bedfellows,’ in which the whole point, as the name makes clear, was that we were doing political commentary from bed. This shoot was looking back at the sketch, and we were obviously hamming it up for comedic effect.

Huffington insisted that she, Franken and Franken’s wife have been friends since before she founded the Huffington Post.

“I’ve been great friends with Al and his wife Franni for over 20 years and there has never been anything remotely inappropriate in our interactions."

 

In fact, Huffington — the co-founder of The Huffington Post and CEO of wellness company Thrive Global — has previously credited their in-bed interviews as having made her career.

 

“[Franken] once gave me a picture of himself that said, ‘I made you,’ — and in many ways he did,” she said during a 2014 book launch, The Hill reported at the time. “The biggest thing I did in my career was in 1996, when I went to bed with [Franken] for a comedy bit called ‘Strange Bedfellows.’ "

 

The segment featured both in pajamas. It once ended in a pillow fight.

 

“Good evening. I’m the beautiful but evil Arianna Huffington, in bed with the talented but smug Al Franken,” she said introducing one conversation.

Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time in recent memory where Huffington – an outspoken feminist – stood up for men accused of mistreating or demeaning women. Huffington famously joined Uber’s board to oversee an investigation into its workplace culture and help rehabilitate former CEO Travis Kalanick’s image.

“Going forward there can be no room at Uber for brilliant jerks,” the high-flying 67-year-old media exec was reported to have said in a recent conference call.

 

But she has also been accused of turning a blind eye to sexual-harassment at The Huffington Post - by relocating one of her most trusted lieutenants to India in 2014, following allegations against him, according to a recent Gizmodo report.

 

Huffington declined to comment to the tech blog.

Franken is no longer the only high-profile Democrat to be accused of sexual harassment in recent weeks. Longtime Congressman John Conyers reportedly settled sexual harassment complaints with his staff with money from his office budget, Buzzfeed reported late last night.

And of course, four more women have come forward to accuse former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault.

Franken is now facing an ethics investigation.

But at least there’s one group that still backs the former SNL writer...

 

 

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99hedges's picture

bunch of perverts.

Not Too Important's picture

Franken has to keep his job at all costs. Once he leaves the Senate, he'll never work again, like Kathy Griffin.

And he signed his soul away in order to join the Senate in the first place. They don't let their Satanic slaves off the hook that easy. Lookin' at you, Jeff...

Future Jim's picture

As usual, we cannot believe their motive is to help victims because the stated crimes are so much less worse than what is really happening in elite circles.

Also, we cannot believe their motive is to help victims because they are completely ignoring how so many no longer believe the accusers when the media is on their side because the courts and the media are SO biased, SO dishonest, and thus so often wrong.

SafelyGraze's picture

arianna should resign immediately.

enabling and empowering this sort of crass behavior is inexcusible.

hugs,
missus william jefferson stand by your man clinton

 

JimmyJones's picture

And once again the people that so vehemently oppose Trump show us they are completely decadent vermin.

The_Juggernaut's picture

They enabled this bullshit.  So fitting they should fall to it.

Earl of Chiswick's picture
Arianna Huffington trashed rented Chelsea loft, leaving gouged walls and a bloodied mattress, claims lawsuit

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/arianna-huffington-trashed-rented-ch...

DeadFred's picture

At least she disposed of the sacrificed bodies properly. The owner should be grateful.

TheDude1224's picture

The leftist "feminist" defends groping. Haven't the middle and the right screamed loudly enough about this yet? How do these idiot college kids still keep falling for these lies? Why are these old asshole professors still defending the actions of the "progressive left"? 

This is the definition of cognitive dissonance.

wee-weed up's picture

Two Libs who got beaten badly by the "ugly stick."

God Emperor's picture

That's what I wanted to say.

It doesn't count when the broad looks like a man. Was doing her a favour. He needs a medal.

Ohh wait.. he's a libturd. Sucker !

fleur de lis's picture

Franken and Huffington -- they're well met the two of them.

2_legs_bahhhhhd's picture

She's so ugly, her dog closes his eyes to hump her leg.

LedMizer's picture

I bet they'd make three-headed children that would puke pea soup.

???ö?'s picture

Women of America Listen Up:

Uncle Sam wants YOU to have SEX with a JEWISH MAN.

 

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Anyone figure out yet why the kikes were thrown out of 1,000 European City States over history? It wasn't because they were Jewish, it was because they couldn't behave.

BarkingCat's picture

My theory is that the biblical story of Exodus is not exactly accurate either.

They left Egypt but not voluntarily. 

drendebe10's picture

Progressive liberal democraps are the meanest nastiest hypocrite intolerant divisive turds on the face of the earth Fukemall

Antifaschistische's picture

I consider myself a classical American gentleman.  As such, I go to bed at night not having to worry about any women "coming forward" with embarassing revelations about my behavior.

I also consider the behaviour and language of many men to be disrespectful to women.

However...I also have this gut feeling that what we are seeing now is part of the attack on anything "male".  

I'm disgusted that women "kept silent" when their man in the white house deserved their "protection".  And, now that he's gone, I want my day in the limelight too!!  Bill touched me!!  Al touched me!!  etc..

...and men have no recourse.  We have no recourse for the tens of thousands of women who have THROWN themselves at men with wealth and power. 

And for every one who comes forward who TODAY (20 years later) figured out they had a story to tell against a man...there's 1,000 stores of women who grabbed, kissed, sat on, fondled, etc...these same men, and who are partly responsible for letting men think this behaviour was okay.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

The ideal outcome is the legalization of prostitution.  Because women ARE trading sex for money.

???ö?'s picture

Roe vs Wade affirmed every woman's right to control her body.  Right?

BarkingCat's picture

If I recall correctly it was won on privacy basis.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Yes. It should be legal. Thailand opened my eyes to how fucked up American society is and why dating American women is now a a complete joke. Men PAY one way or another no matter what you think about ethics, morality and sexual behavior.

Might as well be up front and open about all of it.

Lore's picture

Yah. At least, with prostitution, price is negotiated jointly.

If you have any wealth, progressivist-psychopathic womyn regard you as a prospective Mark: a target for exploitation.  The divorce court system is their weapon.

It's another plank in the broad, perverse agenda to break down Values and the Family and render you helpless before the State.

mkkby's picture

For decades doctors have been unwilling to be alone in a room with a female patient. There has to be a nurse present at all times. Not for medical reasons. To bear witness that nothing happened so some crazy bitch can't sue.

We are moving further in that direction. It's getting so bad wealthy/famous men must realize they cannot be alone with female employees. Or they have to video tape everything they do.

JimmyJones's picture

"Roger Ailes", did Roger or Fox settle with the women who made the accusations?  Oh thats right Fox did, Ailes denied them and still does to this day.   Fox did that purposely to prevent it going to trial, the Murdock boys wanted Ailes gone so they had those allegations made, had fox settle it to make Ailes look guilty and as if he settled with the accusers.  Attention to detail people.

CheapBastard's picture

The funny thing is she seesm to be enjoying felt up by Fugly Frankin.

???ö?'s picture

WTF are those stains on his jacket.  

We need Bill Clinton to do forensics on that.

williambanzai7's picture

He can be Charley Roses knob shiner.

nmewn's picture

ZH really shouldn't be posting pics like that so close after lunch, I almost lost a eighteen dollar steak! ;-)

california chrome's picture

Nmewn, lol, you never fail to make laugh at least once in every thread you respond to.

BabaLooey's picture

This piece of shit never should have whiffed the Senate chambers.

I met this fuck once. A real douchebag.

Not Too Important's picture

Mitch McConnell will do everything he can to keep Judge Moore out of his coven.

The coming battle is going to be epic.

gladih8r's picture

Arianna is laughing cuz Al's pee-pee is so small.
You'd laugh too, so don't deny it.

auricle's picture

Frankin really loves to do groping comedic sketches. 

???ö?'s picture

For libs, you can grab pussy all you want.  You just can't talk about it.

california chrome's picture

Moore is prepared and light years ahead intellectually of lazy and lying Allred. He will win.

pilager's picture

He could work for gerber. He once used to pose in baby diapers.

chubbar's picture

Not to worry, 20 years after he retires from office the DEMs/libtards/feminists will come out with a scathing attack on him, guaranteed to make you think they give a shit about women.

RockRiver's picture

Looks like she is liking it

Stan522's picture

It's clowing when a dem does it but peversion when a republican does it.... now I get it.....

ParkAveFlasher's picture

What's worse is Huffington's complicity, which is unmitigated moral decrepitude.  She is a rotten woman. 

???ö?'s picture

Remember: Uncle Sam wants YOU to have sex with a Jewish man.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Virtue-signaling to give it up to wealthy, connected, naphthala-smelling perverts.

land_of_the_few's picture

What if I didn't want a man, Uncle Sam got any other options?:D

Arnold's picture

I am seriously looking at the other 56 sexes for alternatives.

http://klaq.com/facebooks-58-gender-options-explained/

Stan522's picture

Put any conservative, or republican's hand on her ass and front page news along with a lawsuit.....

Iconoclast421's picture

It's a fine line...

???ö?'s picture

... a fine line ... between pussy-grabbin and talking about pussy-grabbin.