Democrat Iowa Senate Candidate Mike Franken was accused of assault by his former campaign manager Kimberley Strope-Boggus.
Fraken is running against GOP candidate U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley in the midterm election.
The report accuses Franken of “unwanted advances, grabbing her, and kissing her on the mouth without consent.”
Mike Franken, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, has been accused by his former campaign manager of unwanted advances and assault.
According to the Iowa Field Report, Kimberley Strope-Boggus filed a report with Des Moines, Iowa police in April, accusing Franken of “unwanted advances, grabbing her, and kissing her on the mouth without consent.”
The outlet noted that the accused’s name was blacked out in the report, but that “context clues, including mention of staff names and their roles, make abundantly clear the name in question is indeed Senate candidate Mike Franken.”
After tweets discussing the allegations surfaced, lawyers for Franken allegedly tried to silence her.
Strope-Boggus claimed that Franken has done this to several other women.
After those tweets were posted and then reposted by Ms. Strope-Boggus, Franken’s lawyers allegedly contacted Ms. Strope-Boggus’ lawyers and attempted to silence her. “[Mike Franken’s] team advised her lawyer that that was a violation of the nondisclosure that she signed when she was terminated,” the report stated.
In recalling the incident, she described Franken as having “1950s interactions with women” and that this was “something that he has done to several other women.” Mike Franken “has displayed these behaviors with many women,” she alleges in the report.
According to the police report, there was “insufficient information and evidence to pursue a criminal investigation.”