Homosexual Seattle Mayor Accused of Abusing teenage boys in 1980s
Reuters News Agency reports: (in part)
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Friday denied as "simply not true" allegations in a civil lawsuit that he once paid a homeless, drug-addicted teenager for sex in the 1980s, and he vowed to press on with his re-election campaign.
Appearing briefly at the downtown office of his private attorney, Murray, 61, a Democrat who began his first term in 2013, shed no light on the identity of his anonymous accuser while challenging the man's credibility.
"I understand the individual making these accusations is troubled, and that makes me sad as well," he said.
"To be on the receiving end of such untrue allegations is very painful. It is painful to my husband and for those who are close to us," said Murray, who is openly gay and married to his longtime partner.
.......................The Seattle Times has reported that two other men have previously accused Murray of abusing them when they were teenagers in the 1980s. Shulkin said those claims "were investigated by law enforcement and the press" and found to be without merit.
Murray has denied those allegations and no charges were ever filed.