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Woman Who Accused Al Gore Of Sex Attack Reveals Her Identity

Jun. 30 2010, Published 12:41 p.m. ET

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The woman who accused Al Gore of sexually attacking her has now come forward and revealed her identity, has learned.

Her name is Molly Hagerty, and she's come forward and allowed the National Enquirer to identify her in a cover story in its new issue. She filed a complaint with Portland, Oregon police in 2006 and canceled several appearance with law enforcement. She was interviewed in early 2009 and police recently released a lengthy transcript of that interview.

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Hagerty, a licensed massage therapist, accused the former vice president of trying to force himself her during a massage in 2006, but the accusations did not become public until last week.

The woman has remained anonymous until now.

Hagerty has now stepped forward and is putting her name to the accusations against Gore. "Al Gore is a pervert and sexual predator. He's not what people think he is. He's a sick man," she tells the Enquirer.

Police released a detailed account of Hagerty's accusations. She said she was hired by the ex veep for a massage that quickly deteriorated into Gore trying to grope her and cajole her into sex.

Gore has not commented on the allegations.

Hagerty called Greg Boatman, a close friend after the alleged incident and that friend is also interviewed by the Enquirer in its new issue. Boatman says that he has been friends with Hagerty for more than 20 years.

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"She called me on the phone October 23, 2006. I remember the date because that's my birthday," Boatman tells the Enquirer. "She was excited about the massage she had scheduled for that evening -- she said it was with former Vice President Al Gore.

"I was shocked when she called back and woke me around 4 a.m. that same night. When I picked up, she was in tears. She told me she was assaulted... Mr. Gore groped her and threw her down on the bed.

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"I was shocked and believed her right away. Molly's never lied to me -- she's one of the most honest people I've ever met."

Boatman was never interviewed by authorities. Hagerty, 54, never filed a lawsuit against Gore.



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