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Police Re-Open Sex Investigation Against Al Gore; Former VP 'Emphatically' Denies Allegations


Jul. 1 2010, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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Portland police have re-opened their probe into a sexual assault case from 2006 involving former Vice President Al Gore and licensed massage therapist Molly Hagerty.

As has previously reported, the massage therapist, 54, gave a statement to police last year, in which she described an encounter with Gore at a luxury hotel in Portland, Oregon in October 2006.

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Hagerty has claimed that the former Vice President repeatedly attempted to have sex with her at the hotel. In her statement, she called Gore a "crazed sex poodle."

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The Portland Police Department would not make specific comments regarding the investigation.

"Consistent with our policy regarding open investigations, the Police Bureau will not be commenting on any additional specifics regarding this case at this time," the department said.

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In a statement released Thursday, a Gore family spokesperson issued a strongly worded denial.

"Further investigation into this matter will only benefit Mr. Gore," family spokesperson Kalee Kreider told People.

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"Mr. Gore unequivocally and emphatically denied this accusation when he first learned of its existence three years ago.

"He stands by that denial."



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