Al Gore Denies Sexual Assault Allegations
Former United States vice president Al Gore has denied Wednesday, June 30, the sexual assaults allegations filed against him by a massage therapist from Portland, Oregon.
The following is the statement given by the family spokesperson Kalee Kreider:
“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.”
The statement came as Portland Police Bureau announced that they are re-opening the case of Molly Hagerty, the 54 year old massage therapist who claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Gore while rendering a three-hour $540 massage at a luxury hotel last October 24, 2006. He was in Portland during that time to talk about climate change.
The Bureau did not explain why they are re-opening the case.
The former vice president, a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner for his efforts in climate change awareness, has not been charged with any crime yet.