Here are two police reports
and the transcription of an interview with a Portland
masseuse who alleged that former Vice President Al Gore
tried to sexually assault her in 2006 at the Hotel Lucia. Police found "insufficient evidence" to charge Gore with any crime.
After The National Enquirer
announced earlier today that it would break the story of the alleged attempted assault, The Portland Tribune
that it investigated the woman's story previously but could not verify her claims and that she declined to be named in any story. The Tribune
also said that attorneys for Gore categorically denied all the charges made by the woman when it was reporting the story.
Among the details from the woman's interview with police:
She said she thought Gore had been drinking when she arrived in his hotel room though she couldn't say if he was drunk, and that the whole scene was "unreal" when she says she realized what Gore was trying to do.
"I went into much deeper shock as I realized it appeared he was demanding sexual favors," the woman told police, adding during the interview that she voted for Gore for president.
The woman said she at one point she tried an accupressure technique designed to make clients drowsy, in hopes she would "take the wind out of his sails for sexual contact."
She goes on to say that Gore grasped her and gave her a tongue kiss and that he came across as a "spoiled out of control fraternity boy" used to getting his way.