DA declares no grope trial for Gore

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    I am all for sexual assault victims getting justice. Not so keen on women who "cry wolf" because of who the alleged perpetrator is.


    PORTLAND, Ore. --
    Former Vice President Al Gore won't be prosecuted over allegations by a masseuse that he groped and assaulted her in his Portland hotel room in 2006, the county prosecutor said Friday.

    District Attorney Michael Schrunk said the case has numerous problems and isn't appropriate for a criminal prosecution.

    Among the difficulties that Schrunk cited: Although the red-haired masseuse said she was terrified of Gore, she also said she called him after their encounter and told him to "dream of redheaded women."

    Schrunk also said the woman - Molly Hagerty - told the hotel she appreciated the business referrals it had given her, and didn't mention any problems with Gore just two nights earlier.

    Gore denied the charges, including under questioning July 22 by local detectives. His aides welcomed the news.

    There were questions about the veracity of the accuser's claims from the start.

    Detectives investigated the claims in 2006 and 2009 but decided not to pursue the case because of what they called the accuser's lack of cooperation and erratic behavior. She waited two months after the alleged incident to contact police, then canceled several meetings only to finally meet with officers three years later.

    It's still unclear whether she sought compensation to tell her story, and whether she received payment from any publication; news reports indicated she had sought $1 million from the National Enquirer, which broke the story about her accusations against Gore.

    The Portland Tribune said it thoroughly investigated her allegations - including interviewing the accuser - only to determine it wasn't responsible to move forward with a story. The paper reported that she failed a polygraph test. At least one other news organization also declined to publish a story.

  2. Jim Hunter profile image60
    Jim Hunterposted 8 years ago

    Lock Box.

  3. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    Sorry. I can't decipher that clue.

  4. bgamall profile image84
    bgamallposted 8 years ago

    Maybe he means Gold Digger. You put gold in a lock box.

    1. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like the way Al Gore said lock box during his Presidential run.

      LawwwwwK Bawx

      He was cool before he became corrupt.

  5. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    I can't picture a situation with Al Gore using the term "lock box." Unless it had something to do with the ballot boxes being picked (?)

    Just imagine how different our country would be today if we had Al Gore instead of W. *Sigh*

    1. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "I will put Social Security in a Lawwwwk Bawx"


      I can imagine that world.

      Everyone with solar panel hats and batteries to run our computers.

      Good times, damn good times.

      1. Doug Hughes profile image57
        Doug Hughesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Gore would not have allowed the 'privitization' of Social Security.

        Bush wanted to let the clowns and crooks who brought us this Depression have access to our retirement funds.

        There's a 'free enterprise' solution the voters said no to.

        Thanks for bringing up that little difference between conservatives and liberals. Liberals won't let crooks in 3-piece suits play poker with your retirement. We want the lock box.

        1. Jim Hunter profile image60
          Jim Hunterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          "Gore would not have allowed the 'privitization' of Social Security.

          Lawwwwk Bawx.

          I will work on my reading if you work on your spelling.

  6. RKHenry profile image75
    RKHenryposted 8 years ago

    It is a rare thing these days seeing justice at work.  I'm glad it all worked out for Al.  I like the big guy.

 
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