Women of ‘Saturday Night Live’ in Show of Support for Al Franken

Nov 21, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Female cast members and behind-the-scenes staffers from NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” including the two original cast members Laraine Newman and Jane Curtin, signed a letter in support of Sen. Al Franken, who has come under fire over alleged sexual misbehavior.

Franken was involved with the sketch comedy show for 20 years — from its inception in 1975 until about 1995 — as a writer and performer. In all, 36 women who have been a part of the show from 1975 to the present signed the letter, which you can see below.

The women say in the letter: “What Al did was stupid and foolish, and we think it was appropriate for him to apologize to Ms. [Leeann] Tweeden, and to the public. In our experience, we know Al as a devoted and dedicated family man, a wonderful comedic performer, and an honorable public servant.”

The letter adds that “after years of working with him, we would like to acknowledge that not one of us ever experienced any inappropriate behavior; and mention our sincere appreciation that he treated each one of us with the utmost respect and regard.”

Below is the letter, posted to Twitter by NBC News


  1. Wow! The VISUAL evidence against Franken is undeniable. I guess we haven’t advanced much past the Bill Clinton “If he’s Pro-Choice” he can get away with anything” defense. Weren’t we finally becoming “woke” to the fallacy of that defense?? Guess not.

  2. It is interesting to see how quickly the attitude has changed in Hollywood. Billy Bush was just walking along beside Trump and didn’t do anything. Bush hasn’t been able to get a job, and no one stood up for him. But apparently it is now alright again to harass women in Hollywood, based on Al’s support. Louis C.K. should win a seat in California’s next election by a landslide.

  3. Wow, Trump Trolls are everywhere and they deliberately omit the beam on their own side when they make stupid comments like this. Have they ever heard Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate? The difference is with Al Franken is he was caught while he was Senator, Roy Moore is being caught before he is elected and he still has a chance of winning. What you have to say about that?

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