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Ore. inquiry into sex-assault claim against Al Gore dropped for lack of evidence
The Washington Post (excerpt) ^ | 7/31/10 | Carol D. Leonnig and Philip Rucker

Posted on 07/31/2010 5:23:12 AM PDT by standingfirm

Edited on 07/31/2010 5:33:22 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Law enforcement authorities in Portland, Ore., have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to proceed with a criminal prosecution of former vice president Al Gore after a massage therapist accused him of sexually assaulting her in a 2006 incident.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office reached its decision after reviewing a follow-up Portland police investigation into the woman's allegations. The case was reopened in June after the massage therapist publicly asserted in a National Enquirer article that Gore tried to force her to have sex with him.


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I wonder how much they got paid to stop the investigation.
1 posted on 07/31/2010 5:23:13 AM PDT by standingfirm
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To: standingfirm

Doe you have a link?


2 posted on 07/31/2010 5:23:47 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/30/AR2010073005420.html


3 posted on 07/31/2010 5:27:53 AM PDT by standingfirm
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To: standingfirm
I bet a new windmill farm donated anonymously will be springing up in Portland soon.
4 posted on 07/31/2010 5:29:45 AM PDT by AU72
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To: standingfirm
Law enforcement authorities in Portland, Ore., have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to proceed with a criminal prosecution of former vice president Al Gore


"Do I really have to say it?"

5 posted on 07/31/2010 5:30:20 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: standingfirm

Please excerpt Washington Post material at all times. Thank you.


6 posted on 07/31/2010 5:34:28 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: standingfirm; TrueKnightGalahad

Please. The woman was a liar. It turns out she had no pants at all.


7 posted on 07/31/2010 5:35:15 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Perdogg

“It turns out she had no pants at all.”

To be more precise, the pants were tested, but stains were not semen.


8 posted on 07/31/2010 5:38:55 AM PDT by DrC
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To: standingfirm

So, now, no one will remember this incident . . . right? giggle


9 posted on 07/31/2010 5:42:47 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: standingfirm

According to the statement on the Portland PD’s website, the DA declined to prosecute.


10 posted on 07/31/2010 5:43:07 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 370 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: standingfirm
Here's an interesting bit on the "investigation".
11 posted on 07/31/2010 5:47:31 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee

Wow.


12 posted on 07/31/2010 5:48:41 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 370 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: standingfirm

There were just te two of them there and it was basically his word against hers. When Al got frisky she should have walked out.


13 posted on 07/31/2010 6:03:01 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Admin Moderator

I will, thanks!!


14 posted on 07/31/2010 6:08:05 AM PDT by standingfirm
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To: standingfirm

It turns out that the rapist had a penis.


15 posted on 07/31/2010 6:12:16 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (I have five dollars for each of you.)
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To: DrC

Thanks for the clarification.


16 posted on 07/31/2010 6:16:46 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: chickadee

That is interesting. Just because the case was dropped does not mean it didn’t happened, it just means that the DA is not interested in going forward. Sometimes that means that there is not enough evidence or in this case they are trying to protect AlGore.


17 posted on 07/31/2010 6:19:03 AM PDT by svcw (Real faith is always increased by opposition, false confidence is damaged & discouraged by it)
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To: svcw
I will NOT defend Al Gore, but how could an investigation go forward with a "woman" who fails a polygraph, has no evidence (that she claims to have), gets paid for her story, and refuses to even release the medical records from the incident?

I can't stand Al Gore, and I would be the first one piling on if this story had any credence, but from everything released so far, this woman sounds as unbelievable as the Duke Lacrosse "victim". The DA's career, in that case was rightfully destroyed because he ran with a case that had no evidence, why should this case be any different?

18 posted on 07/31/2010 6:24:08 AM PDT by codercpc
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To: svcw

Oftentimes, it means the DA doesn’t think he can get a conviction. I read an article from an Oregon newspaper that said there was no dna evidence on the pants.

Let’s see what The Enquirer or the masseuse does next. The lengthy and thorough account of the encounter is what tended to give the accusation credibility.


19 posted on 07/31/2010 6:28:56 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: standingfirm

Good, now Tipper will take him back.


20 posted on 07/31/2010 6:36:07 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: codercpc
I don't know if AlGore did it or not. There is a reason lie detectors are not admitted as evidence - they are unreliable.
The DA did not say there was no evidence he said there was not enough evidence.
I wonder what will happen with the other two woman who have come forward with similar allegations.
21 posted on 07/31/2010 6:42:50 AM PDT by svcw (Real faith is always increased by opposition, false confidence is damaged & discouraged by it)
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To: chickadee

Do you think she will join forces with the other woman who have come forward with similar stories?
It is interesting that Tipper left him on or about the time the story broke.


22 posted on 07/31/2010 6:44:35 AM PDT by svcw (Real faith is always increased by opposition, false confidence is damaged & discouraged by it)
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To: svcw

It’s difficult to say. Sadly, this masseuse incident seems just like the kind of petty and controlling behavior that Al has exhibited in other areas. It’s possible that Gore may have spread some of his carbon trading $$$ around to put an end to the legal aspect of this incident. He should have done so sooner, but he doesn’t seem to have a real strong connection with reality.

But, as with OJ, it will never go away. It is pretty funny and provides endless fodder for the late night comics.


23 posted on 07/31/2010 6:54:06 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: svcw

If Gore did it, he will do it again. This kind of behavior is not something easily controlled. A few years from now something else will come out. Maybe a street hooker incident like Hugh Grant.


24 posted on 07/31/2010 7:31:58 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: standingfirm
Ore. inquiry into sex-assault claim against Al Gore dropped for lack of evidence<.i>

I guess Al had a short arm inspection.

25 posted on 07/31/2010 12:30:12 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, - W Churchill)
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