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According to Portland TV station KATU, Gore, 62, was interviewed by authorities about Molly Hagerty's claims that he sexually abused her in 2006 and made "unwanted sexual contact" with her during a massage in his hotel room.
The politician firmly denied the allegations after the National Enquirer broke the story in June. "Further investigation into this matter will only benefit Mr. Gore," says family spokesperson Kalee Kreider. "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."
According to a source, officials reopened the investigation after detectives looking into the alleged incident this past year failed to notify high-ranking officials that they were dropping the case.
Gore and his wife, Tipper, separated in June, after 40 years of marriage, but friends of the couple say that Gore's wife does not believe the allegations made against her estranged husband and it had nothing to do with their split.
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