The Week: Most Recent Democratic Party:Al Gore's Sex Scandal recent posts.en-usThu, 29 Jul 2010 15:25:00 -0400http://theweek.com Recent Democratic Party:Al Gore's Sex Scandal from THE WEEKThu, 29 Jul 2010 15:25:00 -0400Al Gore's PR problem<img src="" /></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="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 29 Jul 2010 15:25:00 -0400Is reopening the Al Gore sex case fair?<img src="" /></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="">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 02 Jul 2010 10:43:00 -0400Al Gore's accuser's side</P><p>&nbsp;</p><div ><div ><iframe rel="" src="" width="420" height="451" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 01 Jul 2010 17:06:00 -0400The latest Tweets on 'Al Gore'</P><div class="twitterBlock"></div> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 01 Jul 2010 06:15:00 -0400Al Gore: 'Crazed sex poodle,' or smear victim?<img src="" /></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="">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 25 Jun 2010 12:40:00 -0400