MassageGate? Al Gore's Alleged Sexcapades
Update: WaPO reports the Enquirer says the woman asked for $1 million for her story, through her lawyer, but it decided not to pay her anything. Instead, it talked to her for a few minutes and relied on police reports for the rest.
The Enquirer strikes again. This time Al Gore is the target. The 73 page police report (available here) includes the alleged victim's 2009 statement about a massage she gave to Al Gore at a hotel in Portland Oregon in 2006. The Oregonian account is here.
The woman claims he had been drinking. There's a funny part where he asked her to go into the bedroom part of the suite and listen to Pink on his iPod singing "Dear Mr. President," a song about Bush.
She claims he "bellowed" at her when rebuffed. Alternately, he went New Age:[More...]
After first being rebuffed, Gore tried another tactic, according to the woman, "pleading for the release of his second chakra" -- a euphemism for sexual activity, she claimed. Instead, the woman said she tried a pressure point hoping it would make him sleepy.
Maybe the newly single Al Gore should give Rielle Hunter a call.
At other times, she describes him as "giggling" almost uncontrollably.
Here's an ironic twist to the tale: the woman claims she saved her pants because they might have Gore stains on them. Can they go to the Smithsonian along with Monica's dress?
The accuser's wording is very picturesque, reading like a screenplay. She told him he was being "too frisky", she yelled at him, "You big big lummox, get off me" and asked him how long he was "whacked out" he was after the 2004 election. She also says:
"I told him I was sorry to disappoint him and he would just have to take matters into his own hands that night.
The police have declined to prosecute citing insufficient corroborating evidence. Yet the police release the accuser's statement anyway. Why not just release their finding? Anyone can just make stuff up.
The report says she waited six weeks to report the incident in 2006 and then refused to give a statement because she wanted to bring a civil suit.
So what happened? Did Al Gore refuse to pay or offer her an acceptable settlement, causing her to tell him she was going to revive her criminal complaint and go public with her accusations? Maybe not, since she says she was never interested in money.
The timing is interesting, coming less than a month after the Gores announced their split. Did he have to warn Tipper this was going to break and she responded by kicking him to the curb?
I doubt many people will read through the 73 page statement. I did, and would caution people to remember you are reading one side of the story.
According to the D.A.:
"If the complainant and the Portland Police Bureau wish to pursue the possibility of a criminal prosecution, additional investigation by the Bureau will be necessary and will be discussed with the Portland Police Bureau," said the District Attorney's office.
As to why this is coming out now:
Detective Mary Wheat, a Portland police spokeswoman, said the woman contacted detectives this month and asked for a copy of her statement. According to Wheat, the woman said she planned to take her case to the media.
Update: Anyone want to bet tomorrow's news will be Gloria Allred is representing her?
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