Enquirer Refused Masseuse Request for $1M
Al Gore accuser apparently still looking for a payday
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2010 12:16 PM CDT
Al Gore in a file photo from May 5.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Al Gore's masseuse/accuser tried to score a big payday from the National Enquirer, but the tabloid refused her request for $1 million, reports Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post. "No money changed hands," executive editor Barry Levine tells Kurtz. He said the Enquirer conducted only a quick interview with the woman—basing its story on a police report instead—and opted not to call the Gores in advance for fear of losing the exclusive.

Levine defended the decision to go with the story, despite the accuser's 2-year delay in talking to police. "We felt, if this was in legitimate police documents, that was a story that should be brought to the surface," he said. "We felt this was a significant story involving a very powerful man." The New York Post reports the woman is still looking for $1 million to spill all the details.

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Jun 27, 2010 6:55 PM CDT
Lets see if I have this straight. Madam X gets a call to go to a man's hotel room, after 10PM. She responds to massage his naked body on a table, covered only with a sheet. Why would she ever expect a titty squeeze? This poor woman must be totally traumatized. Nothing like this has EVER happened before. AlGore MUST be a cad.
Jun 26, 2010 5:11 PM CDT
Wait, I've watched Lifetime enough to know that the default position for liberals is supposed to be that women don't lie about these things and the reason they wait for absurdly long periods of time is they feel ashamed (which they shouldn't) or they are scared. Al's worshiped by many dangerous loons...maybe she was scared that there would be an immediate attempt to crush her, which btw seems to be the case. I don't know if there is any merit to this, but it is interesting seeing all of the Gories screaming bloody murder when someone attacks their God.
Jun 26, 2010 12:29 PM CDT
Hmm... a questionable story from 2006 from a woman looking for a million dollars from the Enquirer? I smell a greedy fame hound here somewhere.....