Following a report in the July 12 issue of The National Enquirer, police in Portland, Oregon are reinvestigating allegations from a masseuse that she was sexually-assaulted by former Vice-President Al Gore.
When the incident occured in 2006, the Portland police refused to file charges on grounds of lack of evidence. They’ve offered no explanation as to why the case has been re-opened. According to transcripts of an interview with cops, the masseuse Molly Haggerty, 54, claims Gore called her to a local hotel room, where he groped, kissed, and pinned her down on a bed like a “crazed sex poodle.”
Mary remained silent about the incident until 2009, telling cops last year: “I felt certain that any, even the smallest complaint from him to the hotel, could also destroy my work reputation. One friend was basically asking me to just suck it up, otherwise the world’s going to be destroyed from global warming.”
Meanwhile, Gore’s spokesperson has denied the charges: “Further investigation into this matter will only benefit Mr. Gore. The Gores cannot comment on every defamatory, misleading, and inaccurate story generated by tabloids. Mr. Gore unequivocally and emphatically denied this accusation when he first learned of its existence three years ago. He stands by that denial.”
In May, Al announced that he and wife Tipper are divorcing after 40 years of marriage .