Leeann Tweeden, the woman who on Thursday accused Democratic Sen. Al Franken (Minn.) of forcibly kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006, shared a letter that he sent her on Friday.
Tweeden, a Los Angeles radio host for KABC, joined ABC's "The View" the day after she accused Franken to discuss her allegations against him and sexual harassment and assault more broadly.
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The hosts on "The View" asked Tweeden to read a personal letter she received from Franken, on his official letterhead, in which he apologized for his conduct.
Tweeden read the following aloud from her phone:
I want to apologize to you personally. I don't know what was in my head when I took that picture, but that doesn't matter. There's no excuse, and I understand why you could feel violated by that photo. I remember that rehearsal differently. But what's important is the impact it had on you and you felt violated by my actions, and for that I apologize.
I have tremendous respect for your work for the USO, and I am ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you. I am so sorry.
"It's a good letter," one of the co-hosts said after Tweeden finished.