Al Gore accused of sexual assault; claim dropped due to lack of evidence
A 54-year-old hotel masseuse filed a sexual assault complaint against Al Gore, 62, claiming that the former Vice President forced himself on her during a massage session in 2006, according to the Portland Oregonian. Although she reported the incident to the police last year, the woman (who has opted to remain anonymous) did not want a criminal investigation, according to the county’s district attorney. However, she did provide officials with a detailed account of the alleged incident, which took place on Oct. 24, 2006. “He pleaded, groped me, grabbed me, engulfed me in embrace, tongue kissed me, massaged me, grabbed my breasts,” she stated. Gore has yet to publicly comment on the matter.
UPDATE: According to CBS News, the sexual harassment claim against Gore has been dropped, due to lack of evidence. “This case is exceptionally cleared as [the woman] refuses to cooperate with the investigation or even report a crime,” according to a police report.