It’s been a week since the National Enquirer ran a story saying that Al Gore had forced “unwanted sexual contact” on a masseuse in a Portland hotel room in 2006, and subjected us to the gorey (ha!) details of the alleged incident. Now that the Portland police has decided to reopen the investigation, the Gore camp has finally issued a statement. “Further investigation into this matter will only benefit Mr. Gore,” said a family spokesperson. “The Gores cannot comment on every defamatory, misleading and inaccurate story generated by tabloids. Mr. Gore unequivocally and emphatically denied this accusation when he first learned of its existence three years ago. He stands by that denial.” Keep reading »
The National Enquirer planted the seed, and now everyone is trying to get to the bottom of the charges of “unwanted sexual contact” against Al Gore. On Al’s side is the fact that the police department saw “insufficient evidence” to officially charge him, and that, after giving an initial interview to the police, the masseuse canceled three appointments with officers before her lawyer explained that they’d be filing a civil case. However, the Portland Police Department’s “Confidential Special Report” and the transcript of the interview with the masseuse have been uncovered, and the charges in there are just foul. The nasty deets after the jump. Keep reading »
This news comes to us by way of the National Enquirer, so we have to take it with a grain—or maybe a whole shaker—of salt. But the tabloid claims that a masseuse in Portland, Oregon, has accused Al Gore of sexually assaulting her on October 24, 2006. This masseuse has not been named, but we know that she is a 54-year-old redhead. While she never brought charges against Gore, she supposedly filed a police document that said that there was “unwanted sexual contact at a local upscale hotel.” In the end, she sent Gore a bill for $540, which sounds pretty high for a massage, and kept her pants as evidence of the incident. Holy blue dress, Monica! Eek. Guess we’ll have to wait for more information on this story, but we’re really hoping that it’s not true. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
Remember when Al and Tipper Gore split up a week and a half ago, and we brainstormed a list of who Al should date next? Numero three on said list was one Laurie David (far right), the former wife of Larry David. (The two divorced in 2007, amidst rumors that Laurie had an affair with the caretaker of their summer home.) Laurie is a high-powered global warming activist who produced Al’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” and since they’re both newly single, brown-haired, and all about the environment, we thought they’d be sooooo cute together.
Turns out, they have been cute together. For the past two years. Keep reading »
Don’t you wish you could place bets on which political couples are going to break up first? Well, now you can! I don’t really know anyone who gambles, but I feel like those people are probably not the same people who care about celebrity divorces. [Wrong! I care about both! -- Editor Amelia] But the website YouWager.com lets you put down your hard-earned cash in hopes that people like Sarah Palin and her husband whatshisface or Bill and Hilary Clinton will get divorced. And if you were already betting on Al and Tipper Gore, you might have walked away with a couple hundred bucks! The most interesting thing about the bets is that the less likely the couple is to get divorced, the more money you stand to win, and the folks at YouWager.com apparently think that George and Barbara Bush are $2,000 more likely to stay together than Michelle and Barack Obama … whom you’d only get $3,000 for your $100 bet if their marriage dissolved. This gives me a similarly icky feeling as those Ashley Madison adultery commercials. Keep reading »