July 27th, 2010
03:03 PM ET
12 years ago

Report: Gore interviewed by police

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/24/art.algore.file8.gi.jpg caption =" The Portland Police Bureau interviewed former Vice President Al Gore last week in connection with a re-opened investigation into charges he attempted to sexually assault a massage therapist."](CNN) - The Portland Police Bureau interviewed former Vice President Al Gore last week in connection with a re-opened investigation into charges he attempted to sexually assault a massage therapist, CNN affiliate KATU reports.

Citing a law enforcement source, KATU reports the former vice president sat down with investigators while he was in San Francisco last Thursday to answer questions about the charges.

In a statement to CNN, Gore spokeswoman Kalee Krieder said, "Our office has no comment as the process is ongoing."

A spokesperson for the Portland Police Bureau did not return CNN's request for comment

Portland police authorities re-opened their investigation earlier this month into a massage therapist's allegation that Gore had "unwanted sexual contact" with her in 2006.

"In reviewing this case, we have determined there were procedural issues with the 2009 investigation that merit re-opening the case," the police department said in a statement announcing the investigation had been re-opened. "There should have been command level review at the time on the specifics of this case and decisions on whether the investigation should go forward."

A renewed investigation "will only benefit Mr. Gore," Kreider said at the time. "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."

The therapist told police in a prepared statement in January 2009 that she was "repeatedly subjected to unwanted sexual touching" by Gore during an October 2006 massage she performed on the former vice president at his hotel room. The department initially concluded there was not enough evidence to bring charges against Gore.

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  1. marcia

    Gore is a big fat slob and a monumental liar...except for "inventing the internet"!!!! 🙂

    July 27, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  2. duffey

    Well some one is not telling the truth. I believe this is going to deadlock into "he said , she said". Money no doubt will pass hands.

    July 27, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. Ron in california

    So....what is a public figure like Gore doing alone in a hotel room with a woman for any reason? What was he thinking/ ? Particlarly when you are having a massage you are usually unclothed. Maybe his globes were warmig? He said She said...we'll never know fo sure but we can all speculate.

    July 27, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. Debby

    Lets see we have Gore (former Pres. candidate) getting interviewed by the police for gropping, and Obama dumbing down himself to go on the View. Maybe Obama can take one of Whoopdido's happy pills that would really be a circus to watch. LOL No wonder we are the laughing stock of other countries.

    July 27, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. citizen

    I'm just not buying her story...not so many years later.

    July 27, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  6. normajean

    In past years this man garnered respect and admiration, but now he's on a downward spiral and it won't stop. We've had so many political figures go this same way in the last few years, that it becomes mind boggling. What is going on?As a female, I find this total picture unbelievable, that so many of these men lose track of their lives and throw everything away.I'm stunned!

    July 27, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  7. Connor

    HaHa the massage therapist was totally lying but it still makes Gore look bad. Good work therapist, good work.

    July 27, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  8. Granted

    "But Police Officer, I was just trying to explain my theory of gropal warming!"

    July 27, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  9. doug

    What did he mean when he said he wanted to melt her polar ice caps?

    ....he wanted to plug her O-zone hole

    Seriously, is it soliciting prostitution when you offer to pay for her services with carbon credits?

    July 27, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  10. jeff jackson, alabama

    Forget the woman. He should get 25 years
    for the global warming hoax.

    July 27, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  11. hangemhi

    Looking 4 a happy ending Al or check your footprint!

    July 27, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  12. db

    Oh, I know it's such an obvious joke, but I can't resist: An Inconvenient Truth, indeed!

    July 27, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  13. tim

    I'm a Democrat and I'm pretty pissed off. I expect Al Gore to hold himself to a higher level ( at least in public). He is the face of the climate change campaign. He is a Nobel prize winner. And he acts like this?

    Who does he think he is ? Bill Clinton? ( sort of kidding).

    Please–I'm begging you guys– can't you just be the people we NEED you to be ? The ones with the brains, the values, the ideas, the moral high ground? We need SOLUTIONS.

    And you wonder why no one trusts the self entitled politicians. We have so much work to do. Try focusing on fixing the problems. This is simply ridiculous.

    July 27, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  14. Eli

    Statesman. Nobel Prize Winner. Fake Scientist. Sexual Predator.

    July 27, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  15. Jerry

    This story needs to live on until Gore is behind bars, oh that's right it was the Clinton/Gore era and the liberal media that taught my kids that oral sex is like getting a hug.

    July 27, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  16. larry wi

    I did not have sexual relations with that woman! Hummmmm!!

    July 27, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  17. Adelita

    Al Gore?? It's very difficult for me to buy this story!

    July 27, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  18. Rickster

    The big lummox is trying to pull the wool over more people's eyes. This bloated creature hasn't worked an honest day in his life.

    July 27, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  19. Hugo

    Gore is the poster child for career politics-
    Time is drawing near friends, time to oust these idiots from our Nation's power positions. Time to bring commons sense back to our Nation's leadership, time to put real and honest men and women in positions to do what our people need and intended for them to do. Time to equalize the playing fields, time for a REAL CHANGE. Vote them all out in 2010 and put in the fresh meat, balance of power is what makes it work. Central conservative moderates, the rest are kooks right and left as you can see from their support blogger staff comments on here.

    2012 Change you can be relieved with!

    July 27, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  20. Hal West

    Why doesn't the lady and Al Gore just take a polygraph test and then let the results speak for themselves?

    July 27, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  21. snow

    The only way gore could get some loving is to pay for it. He looks like he prefers males and I wonder if that was the problem with his wife.

    July 27, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  22. w l jones

    Global warming if you know what I mean.

    July 27, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  23. HD 100% ETH

    What is going on, on the Democ's life line? Either they were being fished or attempted to be fished by their opponents with wide stretched nets. Watch what you are doing, before they ... score @ A1 Goa(re)l.

    Play Smart, or...

    July 27, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  24. mike

    hey look there is no globe warming it just so happens that we are getting record setting heat so lets just back this up by going after gore who started all this crap lets see if we can't go after the scientific findings maybe we can go after his reputation this way we can get the uneducated voters on our side remember one thing DRILL BABY DRILL

    July 27, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. Future expat

    I love how GOPers, Teabaggers, and assorted conservatives think the whole "ONGOING INVESTIGATION" part is completely optional when it comes to making conclusions.

    July 27, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
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