Movies & Television
Portland played a bizarre cameo of sorts in last night's episode of CBS's The Good Wife. The Tuesday night drama portrayed a female masseuse's claim that "the most beloved Democrat in America" asked her to rub his adductor muscle during a late-night, VIP massage at a boutique hotel. Sound familiar? OK, so the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Democrat in this fictionalized version of real life is "Joe Kent" ...   More
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Al Gore, John Kitzhaber and Not-So-Ancient History

Yesterday, I wrote how former Vice President Al Gore will do a fund-raiser in Oregon for Bill Bradbury, who's running in the Democratic gubernatorial primary next year along with ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber and former Hewlett-Packard exec Steve Shields. The Bradbury-Gore connection makes sense because Bradbury has been one of the folks who's traveled around to highlight Gore's warnings about global ...   More
Friday, November 6, 2009 HANK STERN

Al Gore To Campaign in Oregon For Bill Bradbury

Bill Bradbury, who's running in the 2010 Democratic primary for governor, has gotten a party heavyweight in his corner for a fund-raiser. Bradbury's campaign announced this afternoon that former Vice President Al Gore will appear in Portland on Nov. 19 with Bradbury at what the campaign is billing as "A conversation with Climate Change Pioneers." Gore also will have been in town the night before ...   More
Thursday, November 5, 2009 HANK STERN

PETA Vs. Al Gore!! Coming To Portland!!!

Veep, or veg? Just ahead of Al Gore's stop this week in Portland, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has challenged the former vice president to back his green talk by giving up meat. At Gore's book discussion Wednesday night at Keller Auditorium, PETA warns that the former vice president will be faced down by a "nearly naked 'Mother Earth' " and PETA supporters holding signs that ...   More
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Notes from the Protest: Al Gore and Teabaggers Descend on Portland

As promised, this "near-naked Mother Earth" was outside Al Gore's talk in Portland last night, asking the former vice president to bolster his green beliefs by going vegetarian. Amber Tegantvoort, a 22-year-old from Seattle, made her demands on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "He has talked about how a vegan diet is the best way to stop global warming," Tegantvoort ...   More
Thursday, November 19, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Al Gore, The National Enquirer and Portland (UPDATED)

The National Enquirer, which has been trying to make more of a mark with politics (see John Edwards), is reporting today that former Vice President Al Gore was accused in an October 2006 incident "of sexually attacking a masseuse in Portland, Oregon." The celebrity tabloid says no criminal charges were brought against Gore as a result of the allegations leveled by the 54-year-old woman. The ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 HANK STERN

Read the Al Gore Police Reports

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 ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Audio File of Police Interview With Gore Accuser

Portland police have just released the audio file of this Jan. 8, 2009 interview (PDF) with the masseuse who accused former Vice President Al Gore of attacking her in a ninth-floor suite of the Hotel Lucia on Oct. 24, 2006. Perhaps the audio can help people determine the veracity of the woman's account, which police have said was insufficient to charge Gore with any crime. So let's listen. Gore ...   More
Friday, June 25, 2010 HANK STERN

"Sex Crazed Poodle" And Seven Other Bizarro Moments in the Al Gore Report

A masseuse's allegations to Portland police officers about Al Gore--listed helpfully in the police report as "Former Vice President of the United States of America"--obviously continue to dominate discussion (if you can call incredulous giggling "discussion") in our newsroom today. Frankly, this is possibly the best celebrity slash erotica we have ever read. And we're torn over what phrase from ...   More
Thursday, June 24, 2010 AARON MESH

Portland Tribune on Why It Didn't Publish The Gore Charges

Portland Tribune Editor Mark Garber has written a longer explanation online of why his paper didn't publish allegations it investigated in 2007 and 2008 about Al Gore. Those allegations against the former vice president by a Portland masseuse claiming he tried to force himself on her have surfaced this week in a National Enquirer story. The Enquirer piece details the woman's account to Portland ...   More
Thursday, June 24, 2010 HANK STERN


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