June 30th, 2010
09:01 PM ET

Police re-open probe of allegations against Al Gore

Police in Portland, Oregon, say they have reopened their investigation into a massage therapist's allegation that former Vice President Al Gore had "unwanted sexual contact" with her in 2006, a police spokeswoman
said Wednesday.

News of the allegations surfaced in a "National Enquirer" report last week, prompting the Portland Police Department to release a statement explaining that there was not enough evidence  at the time to lay charges.

On Wednesday, the department announced that they have decided to re-open the case but would not comment further.

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  1. James C. Bush

    Lets hope its not an inconvenient truth!

    June 30, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • afraidofheights

      Sorry, but the Inconvenient Truth about Al Gore is that he is still incredibly boring and the charges won't go anywhere but to the tabloids. Read a funny but very reasonable summary of the Gore situation here.


      June 30, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Harry

    Please! More evidence four years later? Maybe the evidence will prove that global warming is not a hoax.

    June 30, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Steve Brian

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com American History: McKinley and the ‘Gold Standard’ Win Out in 1896

    June 30, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tonyS

    The investigation is only about Follow The Money.

    June 30, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hwy91

    Oh for the love of Pete.... The "National Enquirer" gets one thing right in 64 years (the John Edwards story) and now suddenly they're credible? Give it a freaking rest. The woman waits years before reporting the alleged abuse through her mouthpiece, the cops rightly decline to pursue the matter because she can't seem make her appointments to come in to give testimony, and now, because it somehow got leaked, NOW the cops are re-opening the case? Give me a break. She's in freaking Portland OR. Wanna bet it's a meth dream?

    June 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mike

    I think Bush is right on in this case. Thanks James C.!!

    June 30, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hwy91

      Yeah, that JamesC is freakin' brilliant, all right. Lame sock puppet...

      June 30, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. james

    I find it strange the Vice President would get a massage in his hotel room. With his status it would be best to go to an upscale spa for services, and block the possibility of allegations, unless he knew that type of establishment would not be able to deliver all services desired....i hope not.

    June 30, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hwy91

      Sorry, but many celebrities do, in fact, receive in-room massages. They don't want to be recognized, and they don't want to be bothered going somewhere when someone could more easily come to them. My brother used to work at the Palms in Vegas – lots of action there...

      June 30, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. copanut

    This is all about money and politics, not criminal activity. A lot of people hate Al Gore for political reasons. The financial ones are equally obvious. What a joke.

    June 30, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. thunder1road

    At least he got a "massage" from a woman. Most of the Republicans, like the fabulously reverend Ted Haggard, George Alan Rekers, Senator Larry Craig, and Rep. Mark Foley chose to be "massaged" by men. As Bob Seger once said – "when it all gets too heavy, that's when they come and they go – with only one thing in common, they've got the fire down below."

    June 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Doug

    She waits all these years, Why ???? Gold digger I say

    June 30, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sofrito

    I need brain bleach now.

    June 30, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mike

    Reopen for what! Just because Al Gore recently divorced doesn't mean police need to reopen a case and spend money for stupid reason. There are so many other important cases to be solve.

    June 30, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jon

    Oh come on he did it – something happened. These things always turn out to be true and worse than they start. These politicos are so foul. This guy always gave me the creeps. He is so fake when he smiles like an anaconda. I am so glad he was not the President.

    June 30, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sue

    This ALL so sad – trashing people without actual truth. What is wrong with this world/country/media?

    June 30, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ojsimpson23

    Don't shoot te messenger. NE usually right. Stories that have a dollar value find their way to that paper. Clinton's money man Roger Altman owns the NE. Remember me in the ugly-ass shoes? NE found that one too.

    July 2, 2010 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
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