Al Gore Off the Hook in Sexual Abuse Case
Citing “lack of credible evidence,” the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office dismissed on Friday a sexual abuse complaint filed by a massage therapist against former Vice-President Al Gore.
Prosecutors said massage therapist Molly Hagerty failed to back up her claims that Gore had tried to make unwanted sexual advances against her when the former vice-president was checked in at a Portland hotel sometime in 2006. In finally closing the case, prosecutors said a “sustainable criminal case” against Gore was untenable.
The decision was reached after the prosecutors interviewed witnesses who were at the hotel when the alleged incident occurred. Hagerty also failed a polygraph test while forensic testing contradicted the therapist’s claim. Last week, Gore was also questioned by detectives from the Portland Police Bureau.
Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider said in an interview with People that the former vice-president “respects and appreciates the thorough and professional work of the Portland authorities and is pleased that this matter has now been resolved.”