Lawsuit Alleges Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Raped Teen 30 Years Ago

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray reads a matter to media members Friday, Apr 7, 2017, in Seattle. A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Murray of intimately molesting a teenage high-school castaway in a 1980s.


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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray reads a matter to media members Friday, Apr 7, 2017, in Seattle. A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Murray of intimately molesting a teenage high-school castaway in a 1980s.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is being sued by a male who claims Murray “raped and molested him” 3 decades ago, when a male was 15 years old.

The mayor hold a brief news conference Friday to repudiate a allegations.

“To be on a receiving finish of such wrong allegations is really unpleasant for me. It is unpleasant for my father and for those who are tighten to us,” he told reporters. “I know a chairman creation these accusations is troubled, and that creates me unhappy as well.”

The Seattle Times has investigated this explain in depth, along with a stories of dual other group who also contend Murray abused them when they were young. According to a Times report, too most time has upheld to record rapist charges, though a same is not loyal for a polite suit.

Earlier in a week, a mayor’s orator pronounced a fit was politically motivated. “It is not a fluke that this corruption bid comes within weeks of a debate filing deadline,” Jeff Reading pronounced in a matter reported by The Associated Press.

Murray, 61, is a on-going mayor, and has been serving in that role given 2014. He had formerly served in a state legislature for 18 years, where he led a prolonged debate to legalize same-sex matrimony in Washington. As mayor, he pushed by a magnitude to lift Seattle’s smallest wage to $15 an hour.

“Things have never come easy to me in life though we have never corroborated down and we will not behind down now,” Murray pronounced in his news conference. “I will continue to be mayor of this city. we will continue to run for re-election.”

He declined to take questions, observant this is now a matter for a courts to resolve.


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