Washington, DC (Learfield News Service) - A former Capitol Hill staffer is bringing forward a new allegation of improper behavior by former Minnesota US Senator Al Franken.

The Star Tribune reports that the woman - who has remained anonymous - claims Franken touched her inappropriately in 2006, two years before he was elected. The allegation comes as Franken returns to the public eye - his new weekly show debuted Saturday on Sirius-XM satellite radio.

Franken resigned from the Senate in 2017 after at least eight other women accused him of unwanted groping or kissing.

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