Oregon masseuse accuses Al Gore of sexual assault

Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 3:55am
Staff reports

Three weeks after Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, announced their separation, the former vice president is facing allegations he forced “unwanted sexual contact” on a massage therapist at an upscale Portland hotel in October 2006.

The National Enquirer first reported the story on the cover of its July 5 edition, and the Portland Police Bureau confirmed that it had investigated the allegations.

“In December 2006, a local attorney contacted the Portland Police Bureau and said he had a client that wanted to report an unwanted sexual contact by Mr. Gore,” the police statement said. “This allegation stemmed from an incident on Oct. 24, 2006, when the woman involved, a Licensed Massage Therapist, was called to a local hotel to provide a massage to Mr. Gore.”

Sexual assault detectives opened an investigation and attempted to get a statement from the victim. After three canceled interviews, the woman’s attorney told police they had decided to pursue civil litigation.

But in early 2009, the woman changed courses and met with detectives. She gave police a very detailed description of her encounter with Gore at the Hotel Lucia.

Portland police released Wednesday a 73-page file that included transcripts of the interview in which the masseuse read a lengthy prepared statement. She described being fondled, groped and tongue kissed.

During the massage the woman said Gore shoved her right hand “under the sheet to his pubic hair area, my fingers brushing against his penis.” When she refused his advances, she said he became angry and continued to make inappropriate sexual advances as she attempted to pack her things.

After interviewing the woman, police concluded there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations.

The masseuse contacted police earlier this month when to ask for a copy of her statement, which she told police she was going to take to the media. She then asked if she could edit her statement and was told she could give clarifications that would be added to her original report.

On Wednesday, law enforcement confirmed their decision not continue the investigation. They said they would not reopen the file unless “new evidence is received.”

Gore family spokeswoman Kalee Kreider told the Associated Press that the former vice president has no comment.

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22 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 6/24/10 at 3:50

This started as a shakedown and continues to be nothing more
than that. The Portland Police came to that conclusion very
quickly after they had done their investigation. It was only after
Mr. Gore refused to pay this gal that she went to the Police.
It's a shame this story has even made all the headlines.

By: bfra on 6/24/10 at 4:31

The repubs & tea gang will really jump on this! They don't need facts or evidence,

By: wolfy on 6/24/10 at 6:39

Am I the only one who gets creeped out by this story? He's creepy enough just listening to his hot (globally warmed of course) air. Seems ole Al is "mending fences" in places other than just his home state.

By: dargent7 on 6/24/10 at 7:00

This story is vulgar. Event occurs in Oct. 2006 and it's not reported until Dec. 2006? Three months for her to get her story straight. Someone tell this "massuse" to get a life.
Big Al probably wanted a "Happy ending" (not unlike 99% of all men).
Gore's got Secret Service and this broad had to get "cleared". The SS were probably standing outside the room's door. She could of screamed or shouted.
Anyway, it's 2010 and a half, he's not running for anything, Tipper already split, so what purpose does it serve to bring this sh___ t up now?

By: AmyLiorate on 6/24/10 at 7:54

G R O S S !

Maybe he was just requesting environmentally sustainable massage oils and she misunderstood.

By: AmyLiorate on 6/24/10 at 8:02

OK, after reading a good bit of the police report we can see that Mr Gore was registered at the hotel under the assumed name "Mr. Stone"

Note to self, look for Freudian insight when people are using an alias!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/24/10 at 8:22

According to the "National Enquirer'? Really????

(CNN) -- Oregon authorities said Wednesday that a woman accused former Vice President Al Gore of "unwanted sexual contact" in connection with a 2006 encounter, but no charges resulted because detectives could not substantiate her claim.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/06/23/oregon.gore.allegations/index.html?hpt=T2

By: waycool1 on 6/24/10 at 9:10

I agree with bfra, but this guy is the biggest liar of any human being I know of. He is BEYOND Creepy. He is such an Elitest Jerk, he 'probably' is guilty.

By: George52 on 6/24/10 at 12:00

See, that's what you get for using the "licensed" ones.

By: shinestx on 6/24/10 at 12:13

Love reading the (predictable) comments of the "open minded progressive" Dem-wits in defense of Albert Jr.... and to a person, they all were quick to judge unfaithful Republicans. Just more evidence that infidelity and kinky relations (whether true or not) are actually resume enhancers in the Dem-wit party. LOL... you leftists are predictable... but then so are worms!

By: dargent7 on 6/25/10 at 5:13

I think "unfaithful Republicans" who preach marital fidelity , are against gay rights all the while carrying on adultery and are homosexuals themselves, plus VOTE that way, is 100x worse than Gore wanting a smooch and hand job during a massage.
He preachs the perils of global warming, not anything about marital/ gay issues.

By: budlight on 6/25/10 at 6:04

y: bfra on 6/24/10 at 5:31
The repubs & tea gang will really jump on this! They don't need facts or evidence,

Well, bfra, I'm a repub who thinks she's nuts. I think that she has made note of his marital problems and is trying to benefit by that. IF she is really a licensed therapist, she would have known to report him immediately. But she's probably just a licensed hooker.

Registering under the name Stone does not bother me. A lot of high profile politicians and famous people don't use their real names. Think about the mob that would show up on front door of hotel.

D7, professional massage is not for sex. If your proctologist is a female, do you ask her for a happy ending after she's probed your prostate? If a woman goes to a male gyn, is it appropriate or legal to say "since you're already there, doc, how about a little "extra"?"

So please, stop saying it's just a massage. It's inappropriate and illegal to ask for sexual favors while at the Spa!

By: budlight on 6/25/10 at 6:06

P.S. I'm not fond of Al Gore, but in this case, I don't think he did that (even if he is having a marital problem or a divorce).

The woman wants $$$$$ and fame. Her 15 minutes is just starting. Get ready. She's 54. Shame on her. She should have better sense by now.

By: dargent7 on 6/25/10 at 6:15

BudLT: Know your limits. You do not understand: Men, message, sex.

By: budlight on 6/25/10 at 6:52

D7, I do understand men. And what does "message" mean?

You don't understand that Massage Therapists are not sex tools. And quite frankly, ethical men are not hard to figure out. It's the deviates who puzzle me.

And remember, big time stars and athletes receive massage from same sex, ie, men massage therapists work on men. Massage is part of the healing arts, not the sex trade.

I don't think Al Gore did what she said. And I don't even like Al Gore.

By: xhexx on 6/25/10 at 8:31

Gore doesn't get Secret Service protection. He only was eligible for SS protection as VP for six months after he left office.

And I don't doubt for a moment this occurred as she stated.

By: GUARDIAN on 6/25/10 at 9:19

The people that are friends and know this woman well say she was afraid of Gore but she is the type of person that wouldn't lie.

By: budlight on 6/25/10 at 9:34

I have been a therapist for 20 years; IN only one instance was I ever afraid of a client and I left the room.

I visited hotels such as Loews, Rennessance Hotel, Opryland, and Best Western plus others. If a therapist is above board and smart, they stop in at Conceirge or hotel desk and say "I'm going to be working in room so-and-so and here's my card. I should be back in about 1.5 hours".

I don't care if you do know her. Her delay and lack of forthrightness in reporting is a red flag for me.

The only person that I was afraid of occurred at the door BEFORE I entered the room. He had "another person" in the room that he had not disclosed. I said "I'll be right back; got to get oils from car". I got in my car and DROVE HOME. The guy gave me the creeps in about 10 seconds.

So, she had options at the onset. Sorry to be so hard on her. I think it's the PR. Again, I know personally a Gore therapist. NOT gonna happen!

By: bobo3355 on 6/25/10 at 9:44

This is nothing more than an extortion attempt. The room charges to Gore (Stone) were around 540$. Now how many massages cost that much. If it were any other person, this wouldn't have even happened or publicized.
The girl never made out a police report. Probably because she's nothing more than a prostitute, that got paid.
Rumor has it that she's requesting I million from Gore.
It's also sad that she can come out and make these accusations, without her name even being mentioned.

By: budlight on 6/25/10 at 9:56

bobo, the "massage" at hotels does not go on "room charges" UNLESS it's a spa such as Relache' at Opryland.

Usually an outcall therapy session is paid with CASH unless therapist is legit outcall business with Visa capabilities.

So the $540 on room charges were probably not massage. (Could have been food, or other services such as laundry, etc.) Don't know the name of the hotel, do you?

By: dargent7 on 6/25/10 at 11:35

If the 'room Charge" to Gore was $540. it wasn't for just a massage.
Like LT who paid a 16 year old $300. for sex.
Massages are $60.-$90. an hour, $120. if you're incredible + extra for traveling/ house calls.
You start getting above $200. for an hour, you're a two bit hooker, and better expect the client asking for "extra".
That bimbo with Scott peterson was a perfect example.
Masseuses troll for men and/ or sex under the guise of a "therapist".

By: budlight on 6/25/10 at 5:53

ROOM CHARGES only come from in-house spas. Like Relache' at Opryland hotel.

no other outside massage therapists CAN have their fee put on a hotel room charge. Is that so hard to grasp?

Call Hampton Inn. Ask them if you are a guest, can you charge a massage to your room? They will laugh THEIR BUTTS OFF. Call Marriott; Rennaissance? Hilton? ANY HOTEL WITHOUT A SPA CANNOT BILL TO ROOM.