The Week: Most Recent Democratic Party:Al Gore's Sex Scandalhttp://theweek.com/supertopic/topic/160/al-gores-sex-scandalMost recent posts.en-usThu, 29 Jul 2010 15:25:00 -0400http://theweek.comhttp://theweek.com/images/logo_theweek.pngMost Recent Democratic Party:Al Gore's Sex Scandal from THE WEEKThu, 29 Jul 2010 15:25:00 -0400Al Gore's PR problemhttp://theweek.com/article/index/205525/al-gores-pr-problemhttp://theweek.com/article/index/205525/al-gores-pr-problem<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0047/23813_article_main/w/240/h/300/al-gore-still-in-the-shadows.jpg?206" /></P><p>"It has been, for Al Gore, a swift and brutal fall from grace," says Lloyd Grove in <em>The Daily Beast</em>. A few weeks ago, "the former vice president was mainly known as the planet&rsquo;s premiere environmentalist and anti-global-warming crusader," as well as a best-selling author, Oscar-winning filmmaker, and, in the minds of millions, the man who "should have been sworn in as president in January 2001." Then the "unpleasantness" began. First, a masseuse in Portland, OR, went public with her accusation, initially shrugged off by police, that Gore had touched her inappropriately during a 2006 massage...</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/205525/al-gores-pr-problem">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 29 Jul 2010 15:25:00 -0400Is reopening the Al Gore sex case fair?http://theweek.com/article/index/204631/is-reopening-the-al-gore-sex-case-fairhttp://theweek.com/article/index/204631/is-reopening-the-al-gore-sex-case-fair<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0046/23247_article_main/w/240/h/300/four-years-after-allegations-against-gore-were-filed-police-are-reopening-the-case.jpg?206" /></P><p>The Portland Police Department is re-examining the "crazed sex poodle" allegations against Al Gore, after his accuser, masseuse Molly Hagerty, went public in the <em>National Enquirer</em>. Portland Police Chief Mike Reese says he's reopening the case over "procedural issues" &mdash; Hagerty's 2009 statement about the alleged 2006 hotel harassment incident shouldn't have been filed away without a review by upper-level police commanders. But after four years of inaction, is it fair to revisit this long-cold case? (Listen to Molly Hagerty's statement against Al Gore)</p><p><strong>Hagerty may have the goods on Gore:</strong> Portland...</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/204631/is-reopening-the-al-gore-sex-case-fair">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 02 Jul 2010 10:43:00 -0400Al Gore's accuser's sidehttp://theweek.com/article/index/204634/al-gores-accusers-sidehttp://theweek.com/article/index/204634/al-gores-accusers-side</P><p>&nbsp;</p><div ><div ><iframe rel="%3Cimg%20%20src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Fmagnifythumbs%2FTXTZG00ZB6HM927S.jpg%22%20class%3D%22mvp-embedder-placeholder%22%20style%3D%22position%3A%20relative%3B%20background%3A%20black%20url(..%2Fdecor%2Fpublisher%2Fplaceholders%2Fembed_placeholder_400_black.jpg)%20no-repeat%3B%20padding%3A%2071px%2010px%2040px%2010px%3B%22%20height%3D%22300%22%20width%3D%22400%22%20%2F%3E" src="http://video.theweek.com/embed/player/?content=S58HRR1QGQWFBKWY&widget_type_cid=svp&widget_template_cid=black" width="420" height="451" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/204634/al-gores-accusers-side">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 01 Jul 2010 17:06:00 -0400The latest Tweets on 'Al Gore'http://theweek.com/article/index/204629/the-latest-tweets-on-al-gorehttp://theweek.com/article/index/204629/the-latest-tweets-on-al-gore</P><div class="twitterBlock"></div> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/204629/the-latest-tweets-on-al-gore">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 01 Jul 2010 06:15:00 -0400Al Gore: 'Crazed sex poodle,' or smear victim?http://theweek.com/article/index/204489/al-gore-crazed-sex-poodle-or-smear-victimhttp://theweek.com/article/index/204489/al-gore-crazed-sex-poodle-or-smear-victim<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0046/23118_article_main/w/240/h/300/the-national-enquirer-is-reporting-that-al-gore-made-unwanted-advances-on-an-oregon-masseuse.jpg?206" /></P><p>When Al Gore was vice president, it was his boss, Bill Clinton, who made tabloid headlines. But now, fresh off Gore's surprise divorce announcement, the <em>National Enquirer</em> has dug up a 2006 police report in which a massage therapist accused Gore of "unwanted sexual contact" in a Portland hotel room. In her lengthy account, the woman said, horrified and scared, she repeatedly rebuffed Gore, telling him he was acting like a "crazed sex poodle." (Watch a local report about Al Gore's sex allegations.) Police, lacking evidence supporting the claim, never filed charges, and Gore's lawyers, writing to...</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/204489/al-gore-crazed-sex-poodle-or-smear-victim">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 25 Jun 2010 12:40:00 -0400