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. Marge

    Reporters and some law enforcers officers have off the record said this woman has tried to "sue" several different people for sexual harassment before and it was unfounded. And they also say she acts like she is a little off. And that the so call pants she said she saved have no semen or any other connection to Gore.

    But the thing is, the damage is done. No matter how many times the police, I think from what evidence has come out, will prove he didn't do anything, the right wing blow hards will continue to paint him with the brush they REFUSED TO PAINT VITTER AND ENSIGN WITH.

    July 27, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  2. maripil

    The investigation is a waste of taxpayer's money as the sexual therapist will try to take all means to extort money from Al Gore! The incident was already investigated before and found without merits. Perhaps some sinister group is behind all this to embarrass the former Vice President!!!

    July 27, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  3. JES

    Your 15 minutes have been up just go away.

    July 27, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  4. Peter s

    Is the massage therapist a Republican tea bagger or just a poor lady going for the kill while tarnishing the democrates reputation?

    July 27, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  5. HD 100% ETH

    ...Re Gore!!!
    Oh!!! Score!!!

    Dem's love that...golf hole,
    amazingly they SCORE!

    July 27, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    Maybe he will win some sort of prize from the Eurotrash to go with the phony Nobel he got for lying about global warming. After all they love the rapist Polanski. The should adore Gore.

    July 27, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  7. Justin

    I feel for Gore, my ex says I attempted to rape her in our home 3 months ago. She was trying to get a restraining order against me, because I was bugging her for money she still owes me, and lied about the situation not realizing the state could press charges. The funny thing is we continued to live together, and I continued to take care of her children for the month after that. Now that I am looking for the money she owes, she comes up with this story, and now I face charges. There is no proof or evidence just her word against mine on something that happened 3 months ago (I was arrested 2 weeks ago). Just goes to show how messed up the system is, and how it is biased towards women.

    July 27, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  8. Another Democratic Poster child

    How many Disgusting Dems will it take before voters see the Dems for what they are

    President Clinton has sex in the white house with an intern

    VP Gore having alledged charges by multiple masseuse-hostesses

    Secretary Geithner cheating on his taxes and then lying about it before Congress while under oath

    Senator Daschel failing to pay taxes for his private limo and chaffeur – oaid for by the drug companies

    Congressman Rangel committing God only knows how many illegal and unethical acts

    VB Biden charged with campaign finance violations

    The Dems call the GOP the Party of NO well it is the Dmocratic party that is the true party of no – No honesty – No integrity – No shame – No scruples – No morals

    July 27, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  9. Eric in Denver

    Possible charges against Gore include sexual assault and robbery for the millions he stole by his bogus climate reportings!!!

    July 27, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. Chris

    If this turns out to be true..... for Al Gore this could be the ultimate "Inconvenient Truth!!!"

    July 27, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  11. Chad

    Wow, The puddle taken down to the pound.

    July 27, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  12. United States

    The liberal socailist pig SNIFFIT IS A COMPLETE DBAG!!!!

    July 27, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  13. Get A Grip

    Gore...what a low life. Nothing new here, just another politician getting caught with his pants down.

    July 27, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  14. Chris

    When Gore was VP, if he ran into you at the White House he would ask "Are you a big person or a little person?" Basically asking if you were important or not. If you said "little person" he would ignore you and walk away. So I'm curious if this massage therapist would say if Al is a big person or a little person.

    July 27, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  15. ed

    Gore is a very trustworthy individual who will not tell any lies. He is ethical...

    July 27, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  16. Sleeplessnnc

    It looks like someone hit Gore on the back of his head with a frying pan.

    July 27, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  17. Gaylon Barrow NOT ASHAMED for the truth!!!

    Why is everyone so willing to believe unjust accusations. DO you really thing Al Gore would assault a massager. I don't put reliability to it.

    There are plenty of thing I don't understand but I do trust the Lord. I know that when we go to heaven we won't see White, Black, Red, Yellow, or a Brown man. We won't see racial prejudices, hatred and the condemnation of your fellow man for the color of their sin. I pray for a world now while we're living that his will disappear where we can all live in harmony on earth. Where we don't find it necessary to call other people names. Where we can come together and back the person that the majority elected to lead us be him wrong or right not because of his color. Color does not make one right nor does it make him wrong. We as a people are too judgmental of race. When race has nothing to do with it. We are all in agreement that when this country was founded the red man took a trashing because of racial hatred. Then we brought in slaves. SHAME< SHAME< SHAME< on us the white man. We whites were not sickened enough by what the Roman Empire had done to Christians we had to follow suit and do the same to blacks. The yellow man because of wars came under the assault now the browns are taking a beating because of their own government is too ignorant to not try and make money off of them to let them migrate lawfully. The moral of this comment is, WHY CAN'T WE JUST ONCE PUT ASIDE ALL OUR HATRED OF OUR FELLOW MAN SO TO HAVE HARMONY IN THE UNITED STATES. IF WE DON'T DO THIS AND DO IT SOON THE LORD OUR GOD IS GOING TO PUNISH US. WHITES SHOULD LOVE BLACKS, BLACKS SHOULD LOVE BROWNS, BROWNS SHOULD LOVE THE RED MAN AND THEN REVERSE THE ORDER. SEE IF WE CAN'T COME TO SOME KIND OF MUTUAL PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING TO QUIT THE NAME CALLING AND HATRED. I LIVE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS ARE BLACK AND BROWN. I SEE NO DIFFERENCE IN ANY OF US. WE ALL HAVE THE SAME DESIRES. MOSTLY PEACE AND HARMONY UPON EARTH AS WE STRUGGLE TO GAIN THE PEARLY GATES. DO IT BEFORE YOU ARE LOST FOREVER. QUIT THE HATRED AND THE NAME CALLING. NO MORE CALLING WOMEN DUMB, STUPID, ARE TRASH TALKING EACH OTHER. THIS IS STUPID, STUPID, STUPID. AND IT WILL CHANGE NO ONE MINDS EXCEPT MAKE MORE RACIAL HATRED. LET THE PEOPLE ALONE TO WORSHIP AND ELECT WHO THEY THINK CAN DO A GREAT JOB.

    July 27, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  18. Jack

    So, the Portland police went to meet with Al in San Francisco. I am sure they would have come to my house had I been accused. It is so nice of them.

    July 27, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  19. jbNYC

    Al "crazed sex poodle" Gore..
    Gee, I wonder why Tipper dumped him after 40 yrs of marriage??

    July 27, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  20. ruty

    sounds like some idiot wants some money and her 15 minutes of fame.

    July 27, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  21. nd

    Trust me guys, non of these politicians are who we think that they are. Al Gore does not care about the environment. He cares about money for his pockets and power over you.

    If Al Gore was the man he said he was he would not live in the house that he does. It is a shame that he is a Nobel Laureate.

    July 27, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |

    Perhaps Al (blow hart) Gore should contact Slick Willy and ask him what the defintion of is "is"

    July 27, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  23. sammieb51

    You can't be serious - YEARS after the 'supposed' sexual advances were made, the "victim" comes forward and complains? Wow! Business must be really bad for maseusses right now! I got an idea - if you don't want 'unwanted sexual contact' with a man, don't go to his hotel room, tell him to undress, and massage him! Give me a break here folks! This is pitiful and what is more pitiful, is all the folks out there 'gunning' for Gore.

    July 27, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  24. hal

    They must have probable cause in order to do an investigation.....

    July 27, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  25. ann

    What a fricking joke......No matter what your political beliefs are, Gore is not stupid enough to do what this lady claims.................He is too educated and ambitious..................

    July 27, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
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