Al Gore probed over sex assault claims
Former US Vice President Al Gore has been interrogated over allegations by a massage therapist that he sexually assaulted her in a Portland hotel in October 2006. Read on.entertainment Updated: Jul 28, 2010 12:57 IST
Former US Vice President Al Gore has been interrogated over allegations by a massage therapist that he sexually assaulted her in a Portland hotel in October 2006.
According to KATU News, a law enforcement source revealed that detectives from Portland, Ore., reportedly interviewed Gore, 62, on July 22 in San Francisco, the New York Post reported.
A statement issued by the police department on July 1 showed that detectives had attempted to meet with Molly Hagerty on three separate occasions in 2006 when she initially made the claims.But Hagerty’s attorney cancelled the meetings, and withdrew the complaint in 2007, after which officials filed a "special report" on the claims.
Then in 2009, Hagerty asked Portland detectives to take her statement, upon which the police reopened the sexual assault investigation on July 1 after the National Enquirer identified Hagerty ahead of the publication of an interview in which she called Gore “a pervert and a sexual predator.”
A spokesperson for Gore has denied the claims and said an investigation would only serve to benefit the former vice president.
First Published: Jul 28, 2010 12:41 IST