Prosecutors drop assault case against former US VP Gore
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Molly Hagerty, 54, claimed Gore "sexually assault[ed] me in his [hotel] room." Hagerty was called to Gore's Portland hotel room to give him a massage. Hagerty said Gore pinned her down and "he kept trying to have sex with [her]."
Prosecutors closed the case, but after tabloid National Inquirer interviewed Hagerty they reopened the case. Hagerty refused to take a polygraph test.
Deputy DA Don Rees said there is "contradictory evidence, conflicting witness statements, credibility issues, lack of forensic evidence, and denials by Mr. Gore."
Rees continued saying Hagerty and her attorneys were uncooperative in the investigation.
- "Former US VP Al Gore 'will not face assault charges'" — , 30 July 2010
- "Al Gore cleared of assault allegations made by masseuse" — , 31 July 2010
- Ned Potter. "Al Gore Cleared in Sexual Assault Case by Portland District Attorney" — , 30 July 2010