WASHINGTON, July 29, 2017 — Climate changers say man-made global warming in Oregon will increase the amount of coastal erosion, decrease the snow pack in the state’s eastern climate zone, warm the waters of its flowing rivers and streams and thus limit the spawning range for salmon.
But something else was warming things up in Oregon in 2006. A then 54-year-old masseuse alleged that a Mr. Stone, a registered guest at the Hotel Lucia in Portland, Oregon, was in the mood for a massage.
According to the official Portland Police Bureau report, detectives were briefed “regarding a possible case of sex abuse,” with the complainant accusing none other than “Al Gore, the former Vice President of the United States.”
But Gore’s accuser never filed a formal police complaint and no charges were filed due to lack of evidence law officials had said on Wednesday, June 23, 2010.
“I deeply feared being made into a public spectacle and my work reputation being destroyed,” the woman told Portland detectives. “I was not sure what to tell them [the police] and was concerned my story would not be believed.”
At the time, Gore was touring the country promoting a new film based on his widely-hyped “global warming” book “An Inconvenient Truth.” Gore had registered at the hotel under the assumed name “Mr. Stone.”
According to the masseuse, opening the door to his room, Gore told her, “Call me Al,” which was followed by an affectionate hug.
“The hug went on a bit long and I was taken just a bit aback by it,” said the masseuse. “If it weren’t Al Gore, I would have seriously been questioning the situation right there because a hug from an unknown male client before the session is a bit odd and unprofessional… long for just a friendly hug,”
The creepy mood thus set, Gore said his planet-saving speaking engagements required him to sit long hours on airplanes, which created problem areas in his, well, lower extremities.
In particular, his adductor muscles.
The adductors are located conveniently close to a person’s genitalia.
“I mentally noted that a request for adductor work is a bit unusual. In the massage world, sometimes it is said to possibly but rarely be… a precursor to inappropriate behavior by a male client,” the masseuse told police.
But the woman could not help but give Gore the benefit of the doubt. After all, she voted for him in 2000, “although in truth, I was more accurately voting against [George W.] Bush almost regardless of who was his opponent.”
Further, she could not “begin to imagine that such a public figure who is married with a very public life… and had books published about family life and relationships with his spouse, and he was on some book or film tour of an altruistic environmental nature, would be anything less than a model of stellar integrity.”
These illusions quickly evaporated during the course of Gore’s massage. That’s when:
“…he became somewhat vocal with muffled moans… he began demanding that I go lower… I was shocked and I did not massage beyond what is considered a safe, non-sexual area of the abdomen. He further insisted and acted angry, becoming verbally sharp and loud. I went into much deeper shock as I realized it appeared he was demanding sexual favors or sexual behavior. He was moaning, groaning, moving and acting in a very suggestive way. It was unreal.”
Things got a lot uglier when, according to the victim, Gore fondled and groped her. She goes on to say he attempted to rape her.
“He came across to me like a scary, without a conscience, spoiled, out of control fraternity boy at a kegger… with a perverse sense of entitlement. A rich kid who is used to getting what he wants… from women fawning over him, and that he was used to money or power bailing him out of trouble.”
During the last presidential campaign, a woman very familiar to Gore told Americans:
“To every survivor of sexual assault… You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed.”
That woman’s name appeared in a New York Times article in 2000, when Gore was running for president:
“Former Clinton aides have said that one big reason Mr. Clinton chose Mr. Gore as his running mate was that he had a lot in common with his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
Friday, Al Gore’s new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” opened in theaters across the nation.
In the prequel of eleven years ago, Al Gore asked, “Should we prepare for other threats besides terrorists?”
In answer, a Portland masseuse would shout a resounding, “Yes!”