Oregon Live – June 23, 2010:

A Portland massage therapist gave local police a detailed statement last year alleging that former Vice President Al Gore groped her, kissed her and made unwanted sexual advances during a late-night massage session in October 2006 in a suite at the upscale Hotel Lucia.

“The case was not investigated any further because detectives concluded there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations,” the Portland Police Bureau said in a prepared statement Wednesday, responding to inquiries from all over the world after the National Enquirer broke the story on its website.

In her detailed Jan. 8, 2009, statement to a Portland sexual assault investigator, the woman said she was called to the hotel about 10:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 2006, to provide a massage for Gore, who was registered under the name “Mr. Stone.” Once inside his ninth-floor suite, she said he pushed her hand to his groin, fondled her buttocks and breasts, tongue-kissed her and threw her down on the bed as she tried to thwart his advances.

She called him a “crazed sex poodle” and tried to distract him, pointing out a box of Moonstruck chocolates on a nearby table. He went for the chocolates and then offered her some, cornering her, fondling her and shoving his tongue in her mouth to french kiss as he pressed against her.

She said he tried to pull her camisole strap down.

She said she told him to stop it. “I was distressed, shocked and terrified.”

She said she was intimidated by his physical size, calling him “rotund,” described his “violent temper, dictatorial, commanding attitude” — what she termed a contrast from his “Mr. Smiley global-warming concern persona.”

Later, she said, he tried to lure her into the bedroom to hear pop star Pink’s “Dear Mr. President” on his iPod dock. She said Gore sat on one end of the bed and motioned for her to join him.

Suddenly, she said, he “flipped me on my back, threw his whole body face down over a top me, pinning me down.”

She said she loudly protested, “Get off me, you big lummox!”

The therapist said she injured her left leg and knee and sought medical care for several months.

  1. Shubee says:

    Deranged Democrats are capable of almost anything.

  2. jman says:

    he was “warming” her globes

  3. Hmeyers says:

    He should just call a prostitute like all the other politicians. Sheesh.

  4. Dallas says:

    Not sure what the republican slime machine has in mind on this one.

  5. Tom Woolf says:

    Thank you for a wonderful example of why some people think blogs are the National Enquirer of the online world. An accusation is made, found to be baseless, but you have to post it anyways… Next, Fox News will declare “blogs on the internet are questioning whether Al Gore is a sexual predator”, which will get Drudge involved….

    I put this post on the same level as the NC Republican candidate for the House who said something to the effect of “Obama and BP conspired to create the oil leak in the Gulf.. Now, I don’t have any evidence, but we need to seriously look into it.” How about “SN and his cronies have conspired to hide his repeated sexual relations with goats… Now, I don’t have any evidence, but the goatf**ker needs to be investigated…”

    But this post is a nice followup to your “marry the cow” post… Keep up the quality work.

  6. Ah_Yea says:

    Yes, I have to agree with woolf here.

    A fun little foray into the sensational? I’m no fan of Al Gore, but this doesn’t smell right.

    First, he grabs her hand… Then -sometime later- she gets groped, THEN -sometime LATER- she gets groped?

    Why didn’t she run out screaming at the first sign? Or the second?

    This happens in Oct 2006 and she doesn’t report it till Jan 2009??

    Hummm… I wonder if this has anything to do with the National Enquirer paying for stories…

  7. TThor says:


    I hate Al Gore, but this story… a gold digger’s attempt to seek compensation for a… hurt knee… “medical care for several months” – jeezzz….

    I hate opportunists like this! And National Enquirer??? The space men and ghost invader magazine…

    What is DU coming to?

  8. chuck says:

    So a “massage therapist” goes to a hotel room, at 10:30pm, to give a “massage” – and she’s just shocked (shocked, I tell you!) that the client, “Mr. Stone” wants a happy ending.

    And, in another shocking development, Al & Tipper are getting divorced.

  9. qb says:

    Al Gore steals a page from Clinton’s book on improving his public image.

    Fearless prediction: his ratings will go up.

  10. SparkyOne says:

    lummox? Was the text from this scene taken from a 1935 movie?

  11. Luc says:

    @5, @7: Newbies!

  12. Gary, the dangerous infidel says:

    This must be true! How could you ever make up bad dialog like “crazed sex poodle,” and implausible action where Gore sits on the bed and motions for the woman to join him in the middle of an ongoing attempted sexual assault?

    The Moonstruck Chocolates company paid a handsome fee for product placement in this story, which will be much higher if it’s ever made into a movie.

  13. GregAllen says:

    I’m with Woolf and Ah_Yeah,

    Running stories like this hurt a blog’s reputation. This is an old story that was obviously not credible at the time. Anyone with even the slightest intelligence for news spotted that right away.

    So, it’s not real news — it’s fodder for a political agenda.

    And it works! Look at the comments on this blog:

    >> Shubee said, on June 24th, 2010 at 4:13 am
    >> Deranged Democrats are capable of almost anything.

    >> jman said, on June 24th, 2010 at 4:50 am
    >> he was “warming” her globes

    >> qb said, on June 24th, 2010 at 5:53 am
    >> Al Gore steals a page from Clinton’s book on improving his public image.

    This is happening all over the right wing blogs today — no interest in the truth, it’s just an opportunity to slime someone they hate. And it works!

    Lots of people, especially the right, are gleeful at the demise of newspapers. This is why.

  14. soundwash says:

    WHO the F CARES?!


  15. wcswett says:

    Ah… Tipper’s divorce lawyer has been busy…

  16. Mextli says:

    #15 “Aaaah, the sweet denial of a demagogue.”

    The only lesson in their playbook is “say it enough and it’s true”. They really need to follow that old joke and number their statements since we have memorized everything they have to say.

    Dallas said, #21

  17. Faxon says:

    Nothing to see here. Move along.

  18. Max Bell says:

    An inconvenient masseuse?

  19. Dallas says:

    #15 Pedrito,
    You’re conclusion is :
    “Al Gore is a slime bag like my Republican friends even if their are no facts”

    My conclusion is:
    “There are no facts to support this but there is a GOP fingerprint in every sliming of a democratic public figure”

    I like my path better!

  20. Steve S says:

    If this story is not the very definition of TMI then I don’t know what is.

  21. Buzz says:

    He said later that it made him feel globally warm and fuzzy. It’s the fuzzy part of the message that always draws the short straw…

  22. Urotsukidoji says:

    All of this, even if not true, is raising Al Gore’s street cred. He is the father of the Interwebitube, you know.

  23. Benjamin says:

    I don’t care how debauched that fraud Al Gore is. He thankfully doesn’t hold public office anymore. Al Gore is a moran [sic].

    There is probably a case for not reporting these stories until the facts are out. However there may be something to this case because she reportedly saved her pants because allegedly there was forensic evidence on them.

  24. Skeptic says:

    She’s just angry because he paid her with carbon credits.

  25. Ah_Yea says:

    Benjamin got that right!

    Just look at the front page of Drudge.

    Skeptic, LOL!

  26. Gary, the dangerous infidel says:

    #26 Skeptic, that was a line worth waiting for 😉

  27. Tom Woolf says:

    Hmmm – been reading up on this a little further… “Sounds fishy” is a gross understatement.

    – When the police repeatedly offered to interview the accuser in 2006, she declined;
    – She declined because she was going after money (taking it to Civil Court);
    – She finally decides in 2009 to give an interview and give the police the only “evidence” from the evening, her clothes. The Police determine that the clothes hold no value as evidence;
    – Over one year later (coincidentally after the Gores announce their separation), she runs to the National Enquirer.

    (At the time I made my National Enquirer comment above (#5) I did not realize that the story really came from that rag…)

  28. brm says:

    You gotta read the whole transcription. Whatta riot!

    “…I was not certain if his robe was open or closed in the front. It seemed partway open like the robes are small. He’s rotund, you know? And I didn’t want to look down to see…”

    hahaha! genius!

  29. Rick says:

    So, I guess if he did this (which seems ridiculous at least as it has been told) I guess we can stop worrying about any kind of climate change.

    He’s a tool. What politician isn’t? But, there is next to nothing in the actual report that sounds even remotely plausible. Oh, except that he IS rather rotund.


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