Al Gore Cleared On Sexual Harassment Charges
Al Gore has been cleared on charges he made unwanted sexual advances toward a masseuse in 2006 in a Portland, OR, hotel.
Multnomah County prosecutors said there was no basis for prosecution following a four-week investigation.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Don Rees cited “contradictory evidence, conflicting witness statements, credibility issues, lack of forensic evidence and denials by Mr. Gore” in a memo to Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk.
According to Rees, Molly Hagerty — the woman who claimed that Gore propositioned her and tried to hug her when she came to his hotel room to give him a massage — failed a polygraph test and would not say if she was paid by a tabloid newspaper for her story. He also said her attorneys were uncooperative.
“The matter is closed and the investigative materials will be returned to PPB [the Portland Police Bureau],” Rees said.
Gore “unequivocally and emphatically” denied the charges.Click here for reuse options!
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