Portland woman charged Al Gore on sexual harassment. What next?

Question of the week:

In 2009 a Portland massage therapist talked to police in detail about a sexual harassment encounter with former President Al Gore as reported in The Oregonian. Police did not continue the case because there was not enough evidence. The painful dilemma of any sexual harassment case is that it comes down to two conflicting testimonies among an incident occurring in private. Every American is innocent until proven guilty — including your political opponents. On the flip side, a serious crime may have occurred and can this woman receive the justice and healing she deserves or will victims always be left behind in light of the nature of the crime and the celebrity status of the criminal.

What can be done? What should be done? Where will this go?


Why The Portland Tribune passed on the story 2 years ago