The photographer on a shoot where Franken groped Arianna Huffington remembers Huffington being disturbed.
“Franken was clowning around, but it really isn’t funny,” said a source from the shoot. “That’s his tactic, pretend like it’s all a big joke. Arianna was pushing his hands away. He was groping her. There was some fun attached to it, but she wasn’t enjoying it. She definitely told him to stop and pushed him away.”
The creepy pol — who on Monday was accused of squeezing a constituent’s butt during a photo op in 2010 and who was caught posing with his mitts over a sleeping ex-Playboy model’s breasts in a 2006 snap — was hardly hiding his hands-on approach, according to the source.
“Franken stood there with his hand on her bottom for a long time, because there are numerous frames, each taken seconds apart, and his hand was there the whole time — his hand wasn’t just there for a quick moment,” the source said.
Huffington dismisses it-
Huffington, however, denies anything was amiss — saying the touchy-feely photos were a nod to a TV sketch they did together in 1996.
The progressive Arianna admits to presenting groping as something that should be portrayed as “naugh-tee”, playful and something to be snickered about.
Out of context the pictures are a very teachable moment, are they?
“He’s grabbing my tit! Ahahahahahahahahahahahaha, what a scamp!”