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 ...
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
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