Ed Murray is now caught up in a lawsuit filed against him for sexual assaulting teenagers going way back to the 80’s. Of course, he denies all allegations.
Seattle Times reports:
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
“I have been dealing with this for over 30 years,” the man, now sober for a year, said in an interview with The Seattle 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.”
Murray, who is running for re-election this year, vehemently denied the allegations. He abruptly canceled a news conference about police reform scheduled for Thursday afternoon and did not make a public appearance.
Mayor Murray denies the allegations:
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.”
This is not the first person to accuse Murray of sexual assault either. Two men, Jeff Simpson and Lloyd Anderson have claimed that Murray assaulted them in the 1980’s. Jeff Simpson first made the charge way back in 1984 but nothing has come of it. Up until this time, Murray has been able to quietly push these accusations aside. He sounds like a nasty man to me. Hopefully if true, he doesn’t get away with it anymore.