I knew there was more to Al and Tipper Gore's separation than what we were getting from the lamestream media. It's an old can of worms: money changes people and Al Gore's gotten incredibly rich in the last few years, thus more money, more problems.Reports have just surfaced that during a 2006 visit to Portland, the former Vice President was accused by a massage therapist of “unwanted sexual contact,” but a lack of evidence led to no charges being filed. The story first appeared in the National Enquirer, but has since been picked up by mainstream news outlets including the Associated Press, the New York Times and Fox News. But the AP report ends with a Detective’s claim that complainant “planned to take her case to the news media.” Is this another example of check book journalism?
Perhaps this gives the news media a new angle on which to report the recent news that Al Gore and Tipper separation? An AP report outlining the basics of the story has been published in numerous news outlets, including the NY Times:A lawyer for the woman contacted the police in late 2006, said the Multnomah County district attorney, Michael D. Schrunk. Mr. Schrunk said the woman, who has not been identified, had refused to be interviewed and did not want the investigation to proceed.But in January 2009, she contacted the police and gave a statement in which she said Mr. Gore had tried to have sex with her during an appointment at the Hotel Lucia. The National Enquirer first reported the accusations on Wednesday.A spokeswoman for Mr. Gore, Kalee Kreider, said he had no comment. Mr. Gore and his wife announced on June 1 that they were separating.