The Portland masseuse who claims former Vice President Al Gore groped and kissed her in a hotel room in 2006 asked the National Enquirer for $1 million to tell her story.
The magazine’s executive editor Barry Levine said that they turned down her offer and did not pay her or anyone else for the story, but if she has juicy details to share, you can bet someone will find a way to cough up the dough to hear her tale.
Earlier this week The Enquirer obtained the woman’s detailed Jan. 8, 2009, statement to a Portland sexual assault investigator. The massage therapist said she was called to Portland’s Hotel Lucia at around 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2006, to massage Al, now 62, who was registered under the name “Mr. Stone.” After arriving at his suite, she claims he pushed her hand toward his groin, fondled her butt and breasts and tongue-kissed her and threw her down on the bed, all against her will.
A Portland police spokesperson acknowledges that Al and the woman were, indeed, in the room together at the same time but authorities have declined to investigate further.
The woman in question hasn’t filed any charges, but says she wants “justice.” So far Al and his wife of forty years, Tipper have had an amicable separation, but that could all change if more details emerge that Al was a sexual predator during their marriage.
What do you think? Does the fact that the masseuse was willing to sell her story make her less credible?