More Info In The Gore Sex Assault Allegations Released, Stranger Than Ever
June 25, 2010
Oregon (ChattahBox) – Details about the Portland, Oregon massage therapist that has accused former VP Al Gore of a sexual assault in 2006 have been released. But instead of making the incident more clear, it only seems to be getting stranger.
According to a full breakdown by TPM of the 72-page police report, the woman did not file a criminal case in the alleged assault. Instead, she immediately went to an attorney, and after several weeks began a civil suit.
The attorney, Randall Vogt, is a specialist in civil suits of sexual assault cases, and it isn’t clear why she would choose to go after financial compensation, rather than a criminal case.
But Vogt contacted police on her behalf, and they scheduled an appointment to file a report. They canceled it three times, and then told police they would like to drop the case and file it as a full civil lawsuit, which presumably they had intended anyway.
Nothing was heard for two full years, and then the woman went to the police in 2009 to give a statement. She read out a prepared statement by herself and her attorney, with a victim’s advocate present at the interview.
According to her, she was hired by a man calling himself “Mr Stone”, who was actually Gore, who in Portland for a Climate Change conference. He told her to call him ‘Al’, and gave her an “inappropriately long” hug.
During the massage, he allegedly wanted her to touch his lower abdomen under the sheet, and became angry and demanding. He brushed her hand over his penis, and became more and more threatening.
She then says he switched tones completely, and became pleading, asking her to “release his second chakra”, which is a reference to a sexual act.
She finished the massage in an attempt to make him fall asleep.
“And he came over to where I was while I was trying to pack up and then he wrapped me in an inescapable embrace as I turned around, giving me this “come hither” look deep into my eyes and caressed my back and buttocks and breasts. I squirmed to try and get out of his grasp, telling him to stop, don’t, several times and I finally told him and said, You’re being a crazed sex poodle, hoping that he’d realize how weird he was being yet he persisted. He was much stronger than me, bigger than me and insistent.”
She then says that he poured some wine and tried to force her to drink it, and she resisted, telling him no several times. Then, she says he turned on “Dear Mister President” by Pink on an iPod dock.
“[H]e turned to me and he immediately flipped me flat on my back and threw his whole body face down over atop me, pinning me down and outweighing me by quite a bit. Get off me, you big lummox! I loudly yelled protested to him and I struggled with my whole body to shove him as hard as I could to roll him off me and get out from underneath him and I using my whole left leg and stuff and that’s where I strained all the muscles but I didn’t realize it at the time. Um, he just giggled and acted like I was only teasing him and I had to physically struggle and wrench around to throw him off my body so I could · stop being squashed and breathe again.
“He pleaded, grabbed me, engulfed me in embrace, tongue kissed me, massaged me, groped my breasts and painfully squeezed my nipples through my clothing, pressed his pelvis against mine, rubbed my buttocks with his hands and fingers and rubbed himself against my crotch, saying, You know you want to do it. As I kept pulling and struggling and pulling away from him and trying to leave.”
She says that at this point she got away and left, and that she said nothing out of fear for her reputation.
At this point, the police report says that “the case was not investigated any further because detectives concluded there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations.”
There was no more contact between the police and the woman for a year and a half, when she suddenly contacted them and asked for a copy to the report to “make edits”.
She contacted the National Enquirer, and attempted to sell the report and story for $1 million, though there is no actual information regarding what happened with the civil suit that had originally been opened.
The tabloid ran the story, but only based on the information given in the initial interview. The police report was not used, and the money was not paid.
No official statement has been made, though sources close to Gore confirm he received a massage in his room, likely by the woman, but that he claims nothing strange happened.
As I have said before, I am inclined to believe this story is bull. It has nothing to do with Gore himself, my opinion of him, or what I think him capable of. I have no real feeling either way about the man, himself.
It is more to do with the unlikely tone to the story, the way she describes him as being a complete basket case that switched personalities again and again, and the idea that she tried so hard to profit from this story at every turn.
Think about it: she tries to sue, that falls through, so she makes a report, the police don’t think there is enough evidence for a case, and a year and a half later she tries to sell the story again.
Seems odd to me.