Seattle mayor accused of sex abuse

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...38439e-1b2c-11e7-8598-9a99da559f9e_story.html

    A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Seattle Mayor Ed Murray :gay: of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s, and in interviews with The Seattle Times, two other men claim he abused them.

    The mayor denied the allegations through his personal spokesman Jeff Reading.

    “These false accusations are intended to damage a prominent elected official who has been a defender of vulnerable populations for decades,” said a statement issued by Reading. “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.”

    Murray was elected mayor in 2013 after a long career in the Legislature, where he led efforts to legalize gay marriage in the state. As mayor he pushed to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour and address the homelessness crisis in Seattle.

    In the lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court, a 46-year-old man, identified only by the initials, D.H., said Murray “raped and molested him” over several years, beginning in 1986 — when he was 15 and addicted to crack cocaine, and when Murray was in his early 30s.

    The man said he met Murray on a city bus, and Murray invited him back to his apartment, propositioning him for sex and haggling over the price.

    Murray paid him $10 to $20 for each of at least 50 encounters over the next four to five years, the lawsuit said.

    “I have been dealing with this for over 30 years,” the man, now sober for a year, told the Times.

    He said he was coming forward as part of a “healing process” after years of “the shame, the embarrassment, the guilt, the humiliation that I put myself through and that he put me through.”

    The man also said his father’s recent death freed him of a desire to keep the abuse secret.

    The newspaper also reported (http://bit.ly/2oOAwXY ) that two other men said they knew Murray when they lived in a Portland, Oregon, center for troubled children. Jeff Simpson and Lloyd Anderson accused Murray of abusing them in the 1980s and paying them for sex and said they’d be willing to testify about it, the Times said.

    The Times said one of them talked with a social worker and detective at the time. No charges were filed and an entry in an old Multnomah County district attorney’s database indicates the office considered but rejected a felony third-degree sodomy case in May 1984. Any other police and child welfare records would have been destroyed by now, officials said.

    Simpson and Anderson raised the allegations a decade ago in calls to reporters and Washington state lawmakers, and they repeated them in recent interviews with the Times.

    Reading’s statement acknowledged those accusations.

    “The two older accusations were promoted by extreme right-wing anti-gay activists in the midst of the marriage equality campaign, and were thoroughly investigated and dismissed by both law enforcement authorities and the media,” the statement said.

    Simpson, 49, said Murray — whom he thought of as a father — raped him over several years, starting at age 13, and in later years, paid him.

    “I would really like for him to admit it and to take responsibility,” Simpson told two Times reporters who visited him unannounced in Portland. “I don’t necessarily think that he destroyed my life but I believe a lot of the problems I have stemmed from this.”

    Simpson tried to bring a lawsuit against Murray in 2007, with Anderson’s support, but his lawyer withdrew from the case. In 2008, Simpson started calling media organizations and lawmakers in Olympia, saying Murray, then a state senator, was a ********* who had sexually abused him.

    Before his political career, Murray — one of seven children in an Irish Catholic family — considered the priesthood. He spent a year at a seminary in 1976 before studying sociology at the University of Portland, a private Catholic institution, according to news profiles.

    Having sex with a child under 16 — the age of legal consent in Washington in 1986 and today — constitutes rape of a child under state law. The statute of limitations on any crime would have expired long ago.

    The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and says D.H. has not previously made any financial demands of Murray.

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    Older, powerful faggot preyin' on youngsters. Vulnerable youngsters. Modus operandi for homos. Goin' to a seminary makes it e'en moar likely.

    Dis may help explains Special Ed's special love for da homeless which includes vulnerable young druggies. Guilt plus pre-verted desire. Fuckin' revoltin'. & evil.

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    Creepy, acne-scarred fat face. Politician. Former wanna-be priest. Disgustipatin' faggot.

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    update on Special Ed
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    This is truly from the "You cant make this chit up" collection!
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    Da loudmouf publicity hound & Seattle foreign-born Clown Council Communist member finally breaks her silence & speaks up about fag mayor's troubles-
    Local commie pol proposes moar taxes & moar gov't whilst t'inkin' o' t'rowin' her turban into da ring for da upcomin' Freeattle mayoral race
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    Pederast Ed sez, It's all be a huge Right Wing conspiracy!!!!!
    Pederast mayor dindu nuffin'
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    His lawyer wrote that. This greasy harp faggot is guilty as FUCK.
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    Pederast Mayor Special Ed & his handpicked female Police Chief :frown: involved in some sorta o' cover-up?

    Faggotry & corruption runs rampid in Seattle politics
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    Moar bad news for Seattle's pederast mayor
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    Shoulda gone ahead with the seminary, Mr. Mayor. You might just have gotten away with it.
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    SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Tuesday dropped his re-election bid after four men claimed he sexually abused them when they were teenagers, allegations Murray vehemently denied as an anti-gay political conspiracy aimed at derailing his campaign.

    Murray for weeks pushed ahead for a second term despite the allegations but told reporters he decided it would be best for the city for him to abandon his campaign. He said he will serve out his term through the end of this year.

    “It tears me to pieces to step away but I believe it’s in the best interest of this city that I love,” said Murray, 62, flanked by his husband and tearful supporters.

    Murray reiterated his denial of the allegations that first emerged last month when a man filed a lawsuit claiming Murray paid him for sex in the 1980s. Three other men also came forward with similar allegations, including one who is jailed on drug charges.

    “The allegations against me are not true,” Murray said. “And I say this with all honesty and with the deepest sincerity. But the scandal surrounding them and me is hurting this city.”

    He has previously claimed the allegations were part of an anti-gay conservative campaign to oust him, but Murray did not repeat those accusations during his speech. Several of the accusers have said they are gay but were not involved in politics.

    Murray, a Democrat, said he was proud of accomplishments including raising Seattle’s minimum wage to $15 and called his term “the absolute, absolute opportunity of a lifetime.”

    But the mayor, a former longtime state lawmaker, said the mayoral race should be dominated by issues important for Seattle instead of a scandal.

    Murray was the favorite to win before the lawsuit emerged in early April, with community activist and lawyer Nikkita Oliver his highest-profile challenger. But others have since jumped into the race, including former Seattle Mike McGinn, who Murray beat in 2013.

    State Sen. Jamie Pedersen, a Democrat, said after Murray spoke that “we’ve lost somebody as a leader in the community who has accomplished an amazing amount of good.”

    Asked about the sex abuse allegations, he said: “If they’re true, it’s tragic. If they’re not true, it’s tragic,”

    Before winning the city’s top job, Murray served for 18 years as a state lawmaker.

    He was the prime sponsor of Washington’s gay marriage law, spearheaded an effort to protect LGBTQ youth in public schools and led the state’s push to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.

    After President Donald Trump was elected last fall, Murray became a frequent, high-profile critic.

    He recently announced Seattle was suing over Trump’s executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally.

    Delvonn Heckard, the man who filed the lawsuit against Murray, believes the mayor’s decision to drop his re-election bid “is one step towards justice and achieving (Heckard’s) cause of spreading truth,” his lawyer said in a statement.

    The Associated Press does not typically name alleged victims of sex abuse but Heckard has said he wanted his identity made public.

    A judge last week sanctioned Heckard’s lawyer, Lincoln Beauregard, with a $5,000 fine for “flagrant” violations of ethical rules governing lawyers. Murray’s lawyer had accused Beauregard of using media stunts to try to generate negative publicity about the mayor.

    Murray grew up in working class neighborhoods in and around Seattle and eventually became one of the state’s most prominent political figures.

    As a young man he considered joining the priesthood and spent a year at a seminary in 1976 before studying sociology at the University of Portland, a private Catholic institution.

    Murray worked as a paralegal with public defender lawyers in Portland before returning to Seattle and joining the vanguard of the gay rights movement in the 1980s.

    He served as campaign manager for Cal Anderson, a Seattle state senator who was the Legislature’s first openly gay member.

    Anderson, Murray’s political mentor, died in 1995. Murray failed in his bid to win Anderson’s seat.

    He became a state lawmaker after he was appointed to fill the legislative seat of the state representative who won the state senate campaign.

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    Associated Press writers Manuel Valdes and Martha Bellisle in Seattle contributed to this report.

    Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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    Number Five.
    moar o' libtarded fucks o' Seattle elected a monster for mayor
    Moar drama-
    Moar o' monster to step down. & where in da fuck is torch, club and pitchfork bearin' Transylvanian peasants when ya really needs dem?

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