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Gore named in sex scandal

By STEVEN DUBOIS
June 24, 2010

Former vice president Al Gore (AP)

Portland police say they investigated allegations that former Vice President Al Gore had “unwanted sexual contact” with a massage therapist during an October 2006 visit, but they found insufficient evidence to support the woman’s claims.

Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk said Wednesday an attorney representing the woman contacted police in late 2006. Schrunk said the woman refused to be interviewed by detectives and didn’t want the investigation to continue.

But the woman contacted police in January 2009 and gave a statement, saying Gore tried to have sex with her during a massage appointment at the upscale downtown Hotel Lucia. Gore reportedly was registered at the hotel as “Mr. Stone.”

Gore family spokeswoman Kalee Kreider said the former vice president had no comment. Gore and his wife announced June 1 they were separating.

The National Enquirer first reported the allegations Wednesday, identifying the accuser as a 54-year-old woman. Her name has not been released.

A police report prepared in 2007 said the alleged incident happened on Oct. 24, 2006. Gore was in Portland to give a speech on climate change.

According to the report, the woman canceled appointments with detectives on Dec. 21 and 26 of that year. Her attorney canceled another meeting set for Jan. 4, 2007, and said the matter would be handled civilly.

“This case is exceptionally cleared as (the woman) refuses to cooperate with the investigation or even report a crime,” the report states.

The case was reopened in January 2009 after the woman contacted police. Detectives interviewed her but determined there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations, Portland police said in a news release.

In a transcript of the interview released by police, the massage therapist said she was doing requested abdominal work on Gore. She claimed he he started to moan, demanded she go lower, and later grabbed her hand and shoved it toward his pubic area.

She alleged he later tried to have sex with her and began caressing her before she squirmed out of his grasp.

The woman said she didn’t immediately contact police because she feared “being made into a public spectacle” and having her reputation destroyed.

Detective Mary Wheat, a Portland police spokeswoman, said the woman contacted detectives this month and asked for a copy of her statement. According to Wheat, the woman said she planned to take her case to the media.

Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press

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13 Responses to Gore named in sex scandal

  1. griff

    June 24, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Mr. Stone? Ha. How appropriate, considering Mr. Global Warming scaremongering profiteer extrordinaire would like to see us all pedaling our vehicles, ala the Flintstones. Present jet-setting, mansion-collecting company excluded, of course.

  2. sherry

    June 24, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I didn’t think it possible that any woman on earth other than Tipper might be willing to sleep with him.
    Now as I understand it he has to pay for it, and she is still unwilling.
    And some of you thought Bill was a predator. Remember how indignant Gore was over Bill??
    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black…….

  3. Mightymo

    June 24, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I’m willing to bet this is a BS. Massage theropists are constantly bombarded with calls for sexual favors because lets face it, a large number provide those favors and you won’t get if you don’t ask.
    This was probably the perfect opportunity for her to make a little extra cash at the expense of someone who had a reason to pay. When she began to reconsider what she had already started she simply decided not to carry it any further.
    Then she comes back almost 3 years later in 2009 to reopen the case. Hmmm, what was it that happened in 2008 – 2009 that may have prompted a massage theropist to become interested in pressing charges again, oh ya, an economic crisis!
    Of course, simply because he promotes an agenda that many don’t agree with, many are more than eager to jump on the idiot wagon with this lady.

  4. MerryMarjie

    June 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    A previous story indicated the woman was with him for three hours. I guess she didn’t realize the “sexual” part until it was over since she made no attempt to “escape.”

    If you believe this story, please consider purchasing my ownership of the Golden Gate Bridge as I’m getting tired of shining all of that pure gold.

  5. woody188

    June 24, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    The climate is definitely changing for Al. Tipper left him a few week ago, his carbon trading investments are in danger of sputtering out, his movie is mocked as fiction. Yup Al, those winds of change are blowing.

    • griff

      June 24, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      Apparently the wind is all that’s blowing, and he certainly didn’t choose his alias based on his abs.

  6. Odo

    June 25, 2010 at 1:00 am

    I’m Sure Bill Clinton said: “Well, Al, ah didn’t know you had it in you -I feel your pleasure”

  7. Scooby Doo

    June 25, 2010 at 1:01 am

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  8. b mcclellan

    June 25, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Abstain in any form seems to be the players end.
    In this new old world where veils are outlawed with real human nature,
    there is no way to make it up.

    I’ve got ten bucks if a solution exists to separate cap and trade from all diologe rendering the subject , mute.

  9. Jim0001

    June 25, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Big Al was searching for a warm source and found major chilling.

  10. Nevad Ned

    June 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I have no idea whether or not the sex story is true.

    I don’t particularly like Al Gore, but he was right about global warming.

    • griff

      June 27, 2010 at 8:27 pm

      Right about global warming? Ha. I guess it does take all kinds.

    • Jim0001

      June 27, 2010 at 10:44 pm

      “was” ?