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The women of SNL do not understand that friend and assaulter aren’t mutually exclusive

Leah Fessler
The women of SNL do not understand that friend and assaulter aren’t mutually exclusive

Men like Al Franken, the US senator who recently acknowledged his inappropriate sexual behavior, are putting their colleagues in a difficult position: Disparaging someone who you’ve only known to be kind—but who has been publicly accused of harassment—can feel like betrayal. Such is the case for 36 women who issued a statement today (Nov. 21)…