Law enforcement authorities in Portland, Oregon said Wednesday they had investigated complaints by a 54-year-old masseuse that she was "subjected to unwanted sexual touching" by former Vice President Al Gore in 2006, but that the case was closed for insufficient evidence.
The District Attorney said the woman, who was not identified by name ,had refused to cooperate with police after her attorney made the initial complaint six weeks after the alleged incident, ABC News informs.
According to District Attorney Michael Schrunk, an attorney for the alleged victim, who has only been identified as a 54-year-old woman, contacted police after the incident in 2006, but she refused to be interviewed and did not want the investigation to proceed. Her attorney said they would pursue a civil case instead, but so far, no lawsuit has been filed.
The woman later contacted police in January 2009 and gave a statement, saying she was called to Gore's hotel room at around 10:30 p.m. on October 24, 2006 to provide a massage. While doing requested work on his abdominals, the woman claims Gore pushed her hand to his groin area and later tried to have sex with her, The Post-Standard says.
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