Skip to comments.Al Gore and the Enquirer's non-checkbook journalism
Posted on 06/25/2010 6:07:00 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The executive editor of the National Enquirer says the Oregon masseuse who made a sexual allegation against Al Gore asked the tabloid for $1 million but that the Enquirer did not pay her or anyone else in reporting the story.
Barry Levine said in an interview Thursday that the woman offered to sell her account through her lawyer but that "no money exchanged hands".
According to a source friendly with the Gores, Al Gore confirmed he received a therapeutic massage in his hotel room that night, and likely from the therapist making the accusation. But, the source said, Gore remembers getting a massage without incident and the therapist leaving on good terms.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
“Sex crazed poodle” - it couldn’t have happened to a nicer arrogant, condescending, self-righteous prick.
"...the woman tells how Gore greeted her at the door of his room at the Hotel Lucia for the 11 p.m. appointment with a hug that "went on a bit long," then quipped "call me Al." Hotel staff had told the licensed therapist when booking her that the client was Al Gore, but that he was going under the name "Mr Stone."
Gore allegedly asked her to focus on his abdominal area and adductors -- the inner thigh muscles -- as well as his back and other areas.
While his lower body was covered with a sheet, she said, Gore "became vocal" with "muffled moans" and asked her to go lower, getting angry when she refused.
"It appeared he was demanding sexual favors or sexual behaviors," the woman said.
She then asked Gore to show her where he wanted to be massaged and he "grabbed my hand, shoved it down under the sheet to his ***** **** area, my fingers brushing against his ***** and firmly planted my hand on his pubic crest region and said to me 'There!' in a very sharp, loud, angry-sounding tone."
The woman told police she was caught in "a perfect storm" in a room with someone who was "Teflon-coated in terms of his credibility and celebrity status"..."
Police specifically responded to claims by the woman -- who said she remained clothed through the alleged encounter -- that she had noticed her black slacks had "stains" on them.
Police said they did not collect her attire because they believed it would not provide evidence.
At this point, the Police Bureau does not consider this an ongoing investigation unless new evidence is received in this case, Wednesday's police statement said.
ALL THE EX-PRESIDENT'S SCANDALS
Nurse backs up Clinton rape charge
Attended Broaddrick's wounds after alleged assault in Arkansas
June 26, 2003
[a few excerpts from article...]
Kelsey recalls Broaddrick saying the meeting with Clinton began with small talk, and "she was a little surprised he was by himself."
"She said he was showing her locations outside the window there in Little Rock, and then, all of a sudden, he just kind of grabbed her and started kissing her," remembers Kelsey.
"He overtook her and pushed her to the bed, and from that point on it was just a rape."
Kelsey says Broaddrick explained how her lip became swollen: "He bit her lip to try to keep her from struggling with him."
algore always had a problem w/his memory.
Pray for America
Wash Post said the same thing about Edwards
Of course, this is the same Gore who remembered inventing the internet.
A man of the people! We all get therapeutic massages in our hotel rooms when we travel, don't we?
So the “warming” he has felt all along wasn’t global warming? We’ve been had! Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Loser.
He didn’t remember any fundraisers at Bhuddist temples either.
Gore has followed his old boss’s teaching well, except for one thing....
he doesn’t have old snake head running around the media shouting, “sluts and nuts, sluts and nuts”.
"Nobel Prize people could sure pick em"
Didn’t he register under the name of Mr. Stone? If true why?
Well, we all know John Edwards was innocent of any affair also since he told us time and again....
Wait a minute.
“rotund” also. I started laughing when I read that.
abdominal massage, Mr Stone?
“VIP”’s do this all the time. Imagine the night desk staff going through the registration, twittering & texting “guess who’s staying here tonight”.
Please don’t insult the poodles.
I think “swine” may be a bit more descriptive, but don’t want to insult them either.
But you hit the nail on the head with the “self riteous prick” part.
Half a billion dollars made from a lie.
Al “Bukake” Gore.
“Of course, this is the same Gore who remembered inventing the internet.”
Also, if you read the full police report, it is plausible to claim this. The woman was desperate to get out of the room without being raped, so she intimated that she was tired that night, but “maybe next time” Al Gore was in Portland. Fear pervades her account of the incident even as Al Gore was “giggling” repeatedly and appeared to treat her behavior as just a cat and mouse game. I think he truly couldn’t comprehend a women might not be interested in sex with him.
if she still has the garment with the spunk stain, the story is told.
Anonomous name - late night massage in his hotel room, Got it.
How many carbon credits did he need for that?
“Police said they did not collect her attire because they believed it would not provide evidence.”
This is BS and if she still has the pants uncleaned, even today they likely could recover DNA evidence from them. This is how police have been able to resolve murders that occurred 20 years ago—by applying the latest DNA techniques to forensic evidence collected way back when.
She reportedly phoned a friend that very night and told her the story. I would think the combination of this friend’s contemporaneous account, the DNA evidence and the masseuse’s email correspondence with the hotel would be sufficient for an IMPARTIAL investigator to obtain a conviction. Portland ain’t exactly in a Red state, so it’s pretty clear that politics rather than good policing were at play in this ugly incident.
“abdominal massage, Mr Stone?”
Given the size of this requested assignment, it’s amazing she got done in under 3 hours...
“Imagine the night desk staff going through the registration, twittering & texting guess whos staying here tonight.”
You may be right about this being commonplace for VIPs, but FWIW, the police report clearly shows the desk staff WERE aflutter with Mr. Gore’s presence, so the alias apparently didn’t do him a whole lot of good.
And then go find out that she is a Journalist, too.
Yes, imagine the NIGHT desk staff’s reaction if the day staff was acting like teeneyboppers!
Maybe you haven’t encountered a lot of night desk staff. If not, lucky you.
It may have indeed happened but the woman's actions are suspect.
But if she has kept her Poodle-Stained slacks, it will be entertaining.
Al Gore has been lying all these years about global warming, why wouldn’t he lie about this. I don’t trust him as far as I could throw him...which given his corpulence, wouldn’t be very far.
Al must be a big Tipper ...
“Red State”, no way exactly!
Portland is a haven for tie-dyed, pony-tailed bleeding hearts. I would not live there if you bought the house for me. Years ago, Oregon worried about being “Californicated”. It has come true.
I’m not insulting the poodles. I’m just quoting his sexual attack victim from the her written statement to the Portland P.D. as posted on The Smoking Gun.com. She said he came at her “like a sex-crazed poodle”.
I know, I read it too, just bustin’ chops a bit.
But I must admit, I like my mother’s poodle more than I like anything about algore. In fact, I like root canals better than I like algore.
I am not surprised in the least to hear Al Gore described as a ‘sex-crazed poodle’.
This would explain his great love of trees.
Son of Tom Tom, the Cybers’ Son