Published Nov 30, 2017Despite the support of 36 SNL employees, things are not looking too great for former comedian and current Senator Al Franken. Following initial allegations of sexual misconduct, yet another woman has come forward and claimed he groped her. As a result, he's been targeted by a Los Angeles street artist.
As The Hollywood Reporter explains, Los Angeles street artist Sabo has temporarily altered a billboard for 20th Century Fox's The Greatest Showman. Using a cutout of Franken's notorious groping image, the billboard now looks like he's reaching for Zendaya.
"Efron wanted to catch her, but Franken got there first, I guess," Sabo told THR. Lest you think he's doing actual graffiti, Sabo added that the installation is temporary and won't actually damage the billboard. "I don't need that kind of hell raining down on me."
It's not the only thing bringing bad PR to Franken today. As CNN reports, army veteran Stephanie Kemplin said Franken cupped her breast during a photo op with Franklin in 2003.
"When he put his arm around me, he groped my right breast. He kept his hand all the way over on my breast," she said. "I've never had a man put their arm around me and then cup my breast. So he was holding my breast on the side."
A spokesman for Franken told CNN that he couldn't recall the event. "As Sen. Franken made clear this week, he takes thousands of photos and has met tens of thousands of people and he has never intentionally engaged in this kind of conduct," the rep said. "He remains fully committed to cooperating with the ethics investigation."