Lawsuit against openly gay Seattle Mayor alleges he sexually abused a troubled teen in the 1980's
- A new lawsuit accuses Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of child sexual abuse decades ago. Two other men have told The Seattle Times they too were abused by Murray as teenagers in the 1980s. The mayor vigorously denies all the accusations.
A 46-year-old Kent man sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Thursday, claiming Murray "raped and molested him" over several years, beginning in 1986 when the man was a 15-year-old high-school dropout.The lawsuit in King County Superior Court, filed under the man's initials, "D.H.," alleges Murray sexually abused the crack-cocaine addicted teen on numerous occasions for payments of $10 to $20.
Murray vehemently denied the allegations and abruptly canceled a news conference about police reform scheduled for Thursday afternoon. A statement from Murray's personal spokesman Jeff Reading said, "These false accusations are intended to damage a prominent elected official who has been a defender of vulnerable populations for decades. It is not a coincidence that this shakedown effort comes within weeks of the campaign filing deadline. These unsubstantiated assertions, dating back three decades, are categorically false. Mayor Murray has never engaged in an inappropriate relationship with any minor. ... Mayor Murray will vigorously fight these allegations in court."(Excerpt) Read more at: seattletimes.com ...
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