The masseuse who accused former Vice President Al Gore of sexual misconduct in 2006 has come forward, allowing the National Enquirer to identify her in a cover story. Her name is Molly Hagerty and she is 54 years old.
Hagerty, a licensed massage therapist, accused Al Gore of trying to force himself her during a massage in 2006, but the accusations did not become public until last week. She has remained anonymous until now. “Al Gore is a pervert and sexual predator. He’s not what people think he is. He’s a sick man,” she told the Enquirer. Just last week Hagerty had demanded $1 million from the magazine to reveal her story.
According to the police report filed four years ago, Hagerty said she was hired by Gore for a massage that transformed into the politician turned environmental guru trying to grope her and cajole her into sex.
Soon after the alleged incident, Hagerty called her close friend Greg Boatman who is also interviewed by the magazine to verify her story.
“She called me on the phone October 23, 2006. I remember the date because that’s my birthday,” Boatman told the Enquirer. “She was excited about the massage she had scheduled for that evening — she said it was with former Vice President Al Gore. I was shocked when she called back and woke me around 4 a.m. that same night. When I picked up, she was in tears. She told me she was assaulted… Mr. Gore groped her and threw her down on the bed.”
Gore, who recently separated from his wife Tipper after 40 years of marriage, has not commented on the allegations.