Portland police to reopen Al Gore sex abuse case

Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 1:30am
Staff reports

A little over a week after a hotel masseuse went public with claims former Vice President Al Gore sexually assaulted her in his hotel room in 2006, the Portland, Ore. police bureau says it will reopen the case.

The 54-year-old masseuse claimed Gore forced “unwanted sexual contact,” but police at the time concluded there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations.

"The Portland Police Bureau has made the decision to re-open the case regarding the allegations brought forward against Mr. Al Gore," a statement posted on the Portland Police Bureau's website Wednesday said.

"Consistent with our policy regarding open investigations, the Police Bureau will not be commenting on any additional specifics regarding this case at this time," the site read.

The bombshell case was first reported in the July 5 edition of the National Enquirer. The tabloid is offering a follow this week with new claims that it has evidence and witnesses that will backup the story.

A family spokeswoman said Wednesday that the Gores welcomed the new investigation.

"Further investigation into this matter will only benefit Mr. Gore," Kalee Kreider said in a release. "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."

Al and Tipper Gore announced June 1 that they would be separating after 40 years of marriage.

 

8 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 7/1/10 at 5:11

What could this kook possibly want to accomplish by coming forth again 4 years later? Gore didn't "sexually assult" her. He was naked on a gurney and she was stroking and kneading his nude body for an hour. She should be brought up on charges. And at 51 she was lucky to get the gig...yuk!

By: gdiafante on 7/1/10 at 6:25

So what suddenly came to light that indicated this needs reopening?

Oh yeah, politics.

Yawn

By: conservarage on 7/1/10 at 7:44

it is more likely reopened because the police department discovered that the case had been 'mishandled' internally or something of the sort.

By: conservarage on 7/1/10 at 7:46

and btw: no charges would be needed for her - touching al gore is its own punishment

By: sharon.kelley2@... on 7/1/10 at 8:27

dargent7, one day you will be in the "50" age group and did it ever occur to you that maybe he really did do this???? When a woman says no, it means NO!! Got it???

By: dargent7 on 7/1/10 at 8:30

sharon: Actually, the women I've met all say, "Oh, it's too soon..." "Not now...."
Guess what sweet cheeks? As soon as I said, "ok", they were all over it.
Gore "kissed" her. So, what? You ever kiss a frog?

By: wolfy on 7/1/10 at 9:08

"it is more likely reopened because the police department discovered that the case had been 'mishandled' internally or something of the sort."

That would be my guess.

I look forward to the case being $uddenly $ilenced and the accuser to slip away. Never to be heard from again.

By: idgaf on 7/1/10 at 8:41

The case is going nowhere except to waste taxpayer money.

She should have went civil where the burden of proof is lower but I suspect no lawyer would take the case.

She hung around for 6 "assaults"? Think there is a hotel massager around that hasn't been propositioned? Give me a break. If they prosecute this case (as much as I would like gore experience some global warming) the prosecutor should be replaced.

To little to late.