Portland police have reopened the investigation into allegations that former Vice President Al Gore attempted to sexually assault a massage therapist in 2006. The two sentence announcement gave no indication why police are taking a closer look at the claims made by a Portland masseuse. The statement says because this is now an open case, police will have no further comment.
What a difference a week makes. When the National Enquirer first reported the allegations last week, Portland P.D. said the case was closed for lack of sufficient evidence. A spokeswoman said the department would reopen the investigation if new details emerged.
Kalee Kreider, a spokeswoman for Mr. Gore, issued a statement which read, 'Further investigation into this matter will only benefit Mr. Gore. The Gores cannot comment on every defamatory, misleading and inaccurate story generated by tabloids. Mr. Gore unequivocally and emphatically denied this accusation when he first learned of its existence three years ago. He stands by that denial.'
More than two years after the alleged incident, the accuser read investigators a detailed account complete with references to Gore as a 'crazed sex poodle.' She alleged Gore groped her repeatedly during an hour and a half massage.
The 54-year old woman also claims to have saved the stained pants she wore that night in a bank safe only removing them to have a $35. DNA test done on them. She told the Enquirer the test results were inconclusive.
The world of Mr. Smiley Global Warming is slowly unraveling.