TLP: Gore Gets Off!
Ok, that still may be up for debate, depending on whether anybody believes the woman who gave the former VP a massage in an Oregon hotel a long fucking time ago. One question has been settled: the police in Portland won't be bringing charges based on the woman's allegations.
CNN Political Ticker:
Former Vice President Al Gore will not face prosecution on an allegation of sexual assault from 2006.Apparently, the supposed DNA evidence Hagerty said Gore deposited on her pants wasn't quite spunky enough for the forensics lab. If that's what it was. Whatever. The interview about the incident ran 67 pages and maybe the DA thought a trial would be interminable, no matter what the chances of a conviction were.
The allegation, brought forth by Molly Hagerty, claims Gore sexually abused her during a professional massage at the Hotel Lucia in Portland on October 24, 2006.
The Portland Police Bureau did not recommend prosecution "due to a lack of credible evidence," according to the Multnomah County district attorney's office.
"After evaluating the materials submitted by PPB I have concluded that I agree with the assessment that a sustainable criminal case does not exist," Senior Deputy District Attorney Don Rees wrote in a memo Friday. "Ms. Hagerty's detailed statement ... is insufficient to support a criminal charge given other contradictory evidence, conflicting witness statements, credibility issues, lack of forensic evidence and denials by Mr. Gore."
Gore's office in Nashville, Tennessee, released a statement saying the former vice president was pleased with the finding.
Gore just wasn't cut out to follow Bubba. In anything.