I would strongly suggest never typing the words “it was just the one time” without googling first. And if it’s a new accusation, I would give it a good 48 hours before deciding that it was “just the one time.”
I posted this previously in this thread, but here it is again (with detail):
“A Los Angeles radio anchor accuses Franken of forcibly kissing her while they were rehearsing during a 2006 USO tour. KABC anchor Leeann Tweeden also made public a photo that shows Franken smiling, with his hands over her chest as if to grope her, as she slept.”
" Lindsay Menz told CNN that Franken put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair. Franken was a senator at the time."
“Two women who remained anonymous allege that Franken touched their buttocks during events for his first campaign for Senate.”
“He released expanded statements to the Star Tribune and Minnesota Public Radio saying he is a warm person who hugs people and has learned that “in some of those encounters, I crossed a line for some women — and I know that any number is too many.””
“A fifth woman comes forward with an allegation. Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin, of Maineville, Ohio, tells CNN that Franken groped her during a USO Christmas tour in the Middle East in 2003. Kemplin, who was deployed to Kuwait at the time, said Frankencupped her right breast when she stood next to him for a photo.”
“A woman identified only as a former elected official in New England tells Jezebel that Franken attempted to give her a “wet, open-mouthed kiss” onstage at an event in 2006. The woman said she appeared on Franken’s radio show Air America and after the interview, she tried to shake his hand but he took it and leaned in for a kiss. She said she turned her head and he kissed her on the cheek.”
“A seventh woman accuses Franken of sexual misconduct. According to Politico, the woman, a former Democratic congressional aide, said Franken tried to kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006. The woman, who wasn’t identified, says that after her boss left and she was collecting her belongings, Franken tried to kiss her, saying: “It’s my right as an entertainer.””
“An eighth woman comes forward to tell Politico that Franken groped her while posing for a photo at a party to celebrate Barack Obama’s first inauguration as president. Tina Dupuy told the publication that Franken grabbed a handful of flesh around her waist and squeezed at least twice.”
That’s a bit less obviously grope-y, but it’s a data point.
This isn’t in the article, but ere’s a photo of Franken doing his trademarked chest grab with Joy Behar:
Jan. 2, 2018
Franken officially leaves the Senate.
You have to be really, really careful before saying “it was just the one time.” You’ll notice that Franken has a very distinctive MO.