In 1999, Al Franken bragged about copping a feel of Kathie Lee Gifford

In 1999, Al Franken bragged about copping a feel of Kathie Lee Gifford
Al Franken (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – How nice. He’s not only a pervert but one with the psyche of a college freshmen, boasting about his ‘conquests,’ real and imagined.]

Add another alleged groping incident to Al Franken’s growing list of sexual misdeeds.

The one-time comedian appeared on the Howard Stern Show in 1999, where he bragged about groping Kathie Lee Gifford.

Later in the show, however, Franken changed his story, and said it was “wrong” he had sexually accosted Gifford.

“I was talking to Al earlier in the green room, and he was telling me — I was asking him if he ever does, you know, Kathie & Regis, he was telling me how he used to co-host with Kathie Lee,” recounted the show’s executive producer Gary Dell-Abate. “He said he kissed her and grabbed her ass.”

Franken doesn’t deny the telling Dell-Abate he “kissed her and grabbed her ass,” and the conversation then shifts to other topics, including Franken being happily married.

About 12 minutes later after the first discussion of Kathie Lee, a caller, nicknamed “Big Black,” calls in to say that the National Enquirer columnist, Mike Walker, reported six months earlier that Kathy Lee Gifford asked her show’s staff to never book Franken as a co-host again, citing his inappropriate touching. The column reportedly stated that Franken “grabbed her ass” after a broadcast.

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