We had already established the mayor is willing to break the law. But nobody saw this coming.
If he wins the suit, it could deal a severe blow to his political career.
Ed Murray, the mayor of “sanctuary city” Seattle, is facing a lawsuit from a 46-year-old man who says Murray repeatedly “raped and molested him” while the accuser was a crack-addicted teenager in the 1980s, The Seattle Times reports.
The man from Kent, Washington, identified only as “D.H.” in the lawsuit filed in a state court, accuses the mayor of sexually abusing him in frequent encounters and paying him from $10 to $20 each time.
“I have been dealing with this for over 30 years,” the accuser said on Thursday, adding he’s been sober for a year. He described the revelation as essential to the “healing process” of addiction recovery, coming to terms with “the shame, the embarrassment, the guilt, the humiliation that I put myself through and that he put me through.” —
Murray denies the allegations.
It gets worse.
After bartering over the fee, D.H. says the two compromised on $10 to $15. The transactions continued for the next four to five years on at least 50 occasions, according to the accuser.
“And there’s times he would be doing certain things and I would tell him to stop and he wouldn’t stop, and I let it happen because I wanted that money so I can go get those drugs,” D.H. said in the interview.
The lawsuit provides a description of Murray’s 1980s apartment, gives a valid phone number and even goes into details about Murray’s private parts.
Since his accuser would have been 15 at the time, consent was not possible.