Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has canceled a previously scheduled speaking engagement at the Miami Book Fair International on Sunday, as the senator faces claims that he groped and kissed a woman without her consent about a decade ago.
A spokesperson at Miami Dade College, which founded the book fair, confirmed the cancellation to the Washington Examiner.
Franken has now canceled two events in Florida over the weekend, the first being a re-election fundraiser for fellow Senate Democrat Bill Nelson.
On Thursday, a report came out from KABC, a Los Angeles-based ABC affiliate, in which TV host and sports broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of groping and forcefully kissing her during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East. The report included a photo taken of Franken placing his hands over her breasts while she was sleeping.
Soon after Franken apologized and called for an ethics probe into the incident, which occurred while he worked as a comedian before he became a senator.
Top lawmakers, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., have called for the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the allegations.
President Trump also weighed in on the controversy, tweeting Thursday evening that the "Al Frankenstien picture is really bad."