Elliott Gould Defends Al Franken Amid Groping, Harassment Allegation

Elliott Gould

Al Franken’s a Good Guy

‘We All Make Mistakes’

11/17/2017 7:45 AM PST

EXCLUSIVE

Elliott Gould doesn’t think Sen. Al Franken‘s career deserves to be sunk by Leeann Tweeden revealing he groped her in 2006 … because that mistake doesn’t define his friend. 

The actor’s been tight with Franken long before his political days– Franken was an ‘SNL’ writer back when Elliott hosted. Despite the allegations — many of which Franken admitted and apologized for — Elliott stood by his friend Thursday night outside Craig’s.

His take? Franken’s track record should count for something — which is why Elliott doesn’t think the Senator will go the way of Harvey Weinstein.