sexual harassment

Department of Justice Going After Sexual Harassment Cases In Housing

The department has seen increasing cases of sexual harassment in housing across the nation.

FARGO, N.D. – The Department of Justice is going after those in housing who sexually harass people during the pandemic. United States Attorney Drew Wrigley is asking anyone who has experienced sexual harassment from a landlord or anybody with control over housing to come forward. The department has seen increasing cases of sexual harassment in housing across the nation. The…

Sen. Al Franken: “I May Be Leaving the Senate, but I am Not Giving Up My Voice”

The 66-year-old senator spoke in Minneapolis to about 300 supporters, family members and friends about his time in office

  MINNEAPOLIS — As Minnesota Senator Al Franken departs on January 2nd after resigning from office amid sexual harassment allegations, he wants supporters to know he’s not resigning from the work. “Here is my promise to you,” Franken told a room of supporters. “I may be leaving the Senate, but I am not giving up my voice.” The 66-year-old senator…

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to Take Over Franken’s Seat Early January

A specific date for Franken to step down has not been set

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Senator Al Franken says he expects his replacement, Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, to take over his seat in early January. Governor Mark Dayton appointed Smith to take his place until a special election to complete the final two years of Franken’s term. Last week, Franken said he would resign “in coming weeks” following…

Breaking News: U.S. Senator Al Franken Resigns

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, once a rising star in Democratic Party, is resigning amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Washington, D.C. —┬áMinnesota Sen. Al Franken is resigning amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations. Once a rising star in the Democratic Party, Franken made the announcement in a speech Thursday on the Senate floor. The two-term lawmaker has repeatedly apologized as several women stepped forward to accuse him of sexually inappropriate behavior, from groping to forcibly trying to kiss them. But…

President of MPR Claims “Multiple Allegations” Brought Against Garrison Keillor

Jon McTaggart held an off-the-record meeting with employees a week after Keillor's dismissal

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The president of Minnesota Public Radio has told employees the decision to cut business ties with Garrison Keillor resulted from “multiple allegations” over an extended period of time. Jon McTaggart held an off-the-record meeting with employees a week after Keillor’s dismissal. Reporters from Minnesota Public Radio News did not attend because the meeting was declared off-the-record,…

Franken to Make Announcement Thursday, Female Colleagues Including Heitkamp Call For His Resignation

Several female senators are calling on fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken to resign.

WASHINGTON – Faced with multiple calls for him to resign, Senator Al Franken (D) Minnesota will make an announcement on Thursday. Late Wednesday on his official Twitter account a statement was posted saying, “Senator Franken is talking with his family at this time and plans to make an announcement in D.C. tomorrow. Any reports of a final decision are inaccurate.”…

Report: Franken Groped Woman at USO Show

She's identified in CNN's Thursday report as Stephanie Kemplin, 41, of Maineville, Ohio.

WASHINGTON – An Army veteran has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriately touching her more than a decade ago while she was on a military deployment to Kuwait. She’s identified in CNN’s Thursday report as Stephanie Kemplin, 41, of Maineville, Ohio. She is the fifth woman in the last two weeks to accuse the embattled Franken of sexual harassment…

NBC News Fires Matt Lauer for Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

NBC News Chairman says, "we were presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident."

NEW YORK (AP) – NBC News says longtime ”Today” show host Matt Lauer has been fired for ”inappropriate sexual behavior.” Lauer’s co-anchor Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of Wednesday’s ”Today” show. Guthrie read a statement from NBC News chairman Andy Lack, stating that the company has received a detailed complaint from a colleague Monday night ”about inappropriate…

Senator Al Franken Returns To Work And Issues Another Apology

Calls The Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Him "Extremely Humbling"

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Al Franken has returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since the reports of sexual harassment against him. The Minnesota Democrat held a short news conference outside his Senate office. He apologized again, saying he knows he has “let down” a lot of people. Franken said the accusations against him have come as a shock…

Two More Women Come Forward with Accusations Against Sen. Franken

The women say the events happened in Minneapolis in 2007 and 2008

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two women are alleging that Senator Al Franken touched their buttocks during events for his first campaign for Senate. The women say the events happened in Minneapolis in 2007 and 2008. In a statement, Franken says, “It’s difficult to respond to anonymous accusers, and I don’t remember those campaign events.” Last week, Franken was accused of…