Posecutors Find No Case Against Gore: Massage Therapist Not ‘Credible’
July 31, 2010
(ChattahBox)–The bizarre and contradictory claims of sexual harassment made against Al Gore, by a flame-haired middle-aged massage therapist four-years ago, are without merit, according to Portland, Oregon prosecutors. Molly Hagerty took her colorful tale to the National Enquirer, which prompted police to reopen the closed case against the former Vice President. Prosecutors found Hagerty’s story filled with contradictory statements and behavior, and a “lack of credible evidence.” It was also learned that Hagerty had failed a polygraph test given by a former attorney. And she refused to confirm to prosecutors if she had been paid by the National Enquirer for her story.
Former Vice President Al Gore denied Hagerty’s claims of sexual assault, telling law enforcement officials, he was “completely baffled” by her story.
Hagerty’s story was suspect from the beginning. She first contacted police in 2006 by telephone with her sexual assault claims, but she refused to appear in person, missing three meetings with investigators. Her attorney later told authorities Hagerty would pursue the mater civilly. Three-years later Hagerty surfaces again. This time she appears in person to provide police with a prepared lengthy statement that included such claims, as Gore turning on “Dear Mister President” by Pink on an iPod dock, before he allegedly “threw his whole body face down” on top of Hagerty, as she screamed, “Get off me, you big lummox!”
And let’s not forget Hagerty’s “sex poodle” claims:
“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.”
Recently, Hagerty contacted police to ask if she could “edit” her previous statement. When told she couldn’t, she could only add to it, Hagerty appeared in person to obtain a copy, saying she planned to take her story to the media. Her questionable claims soon found their way on the front page of the National Enquirer.
The Oregonian reports on the end of the bizarre case of Molly Hagerty:
“Portland massage therapist Molly Hagerty called former Vice President Al Gore as she drove home from his hotel in October 2006, advising him to drink extra water and to “dream of red-headed women tonight,” according to a memo from the Multnomah County district attorney’s office. Hagerty’s phone call seemed to contradict her assertions that she was terrified of Gore — who Hagerty claims had just groped her, kissed her, and made other unwanted sexual advances during the late-night massage — the memo said. The contradictory behavior and a “lack of credible evidence” are among the reasons that prosecutors will not pursue a criminal case against Gore, the district attorney’s office said Friday.”
Goodbye Molly Hagerty. Can we stop taking the National Enquirer seriously now? The sleazy publication’s short-lived ride of credibility, after its John Edwards cheating scandal scoop, is now officially over.
Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Kjetil Bjørnsrud/Al Gore receiving the Nobel Peace Price 2007.