After reopening a case against former Vice President Al Gore accusing him of sexually harassing a masseuse almost exactly one month ago, Portland, Oregon police officials have announced that they are ending the investigation against Gore due to lack of evidence on the part of the accuser, Molly Hagerty, who made national news when she accused Gore of assault in the National Enquirer.
According to CNN, the town’s district attorney announced yesterday that Hagerty’s statements were not evidence enough to keep the case open, as there was evidence Hagerty had engaged in friendly contact with Gore despite her claims of harassment and that she refused to provide medical records, as well as failing a polygraph and being known to have been paid by the National Enquirer for her story. Given the flimsy evidence, Gore has been cleared:
“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.”
According to a statement from Gore’s office, he “respects and appreciates the thorough and professional work of the Portland authorities and is pleased that this matter has now been resolved.”
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