An investigation into claims of sexual assault by former vice president Al Gore is to be re-opened, Portland police said Wednesday.
The move came after the massage therapist that accused Gore of mauling her in a hotel room in late 2006 was identified as Molly Hagerty.
In a statement Wednesday, police officials said: “The Portland Police Bureau has made the decision to re-open the case regarding the allegations brought forward against Mr. Al Gore.
“Consistent with our policy regarding open investigations, the Police Bureau will not be commenting on any additional specifics regarding this case at this time.”
The issue came to light last week, with Portland police confirming they were made aware of the sex assault claim as the National Enquirer ran a story on the alleged incident .
The Enquirer identified Hagerty, 54, late Tuesday ahead of an interview due to hit stands Thursday in which she calls Gore “a pervert and a sexual predator.”