tiptrot.com
tiptrot.com December 12, 2017


Seattle Mayor Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

14 September 2017, 12:38 | Mandy Simon

The Associated Press

Ed Murray

He announced his resignation Tuesday, hours after news emerged that a younger cousin was publicly accusing Murray of molesting him in NY in the 1970s. Despite calls for his resignation, Murray chose to stay on. "I don't know what else anybody needs to show that... the mayor you elected is a child molester".

"These accusations are unspeakable and require the utmost attention from our legal and social service system no matter how long ago they might have occurred", Harrell said. During Murray's tenure as mayor, Seattle sued Trump over his executive order cracking down on sanctuary cities that limit their cooperation with federal immigration agents.

Murray also is an opponent of President Donald Trump.

Dyers' signed declaration is part of Heckard's lawsuit against Murray.

"This political effort to end my public career may have looked like it succeeded, but today I can say to those who were behind this, you were not successful".

Ed Murray announced his resignation on Tuesday, following sexual abuse accusations from five people.In this photo, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray speaks at a rally during the March for Science at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle, Washington, April 22, 2017. However, he had support to finish his term until the most recent allegations were reported Tuesday.


"The City must focus on governance and day-to-day business without distraction", Harrell said. "I have a plan in place for a seamless transition in order for City operations to continue at the highest standard".

In his story, Dyer also claimed another young boy was abused by Murray at a Catholic group where he worked at the time.

"I did not sexually abuse any of her children", Murray told the Times. "There's been numerous fights between our two families for many years, and much ugliness". "We hope it helps the others in some way".

"A mayor's job is to act with integrity and to ensure that every Seattleite feels respected and safe", Ms. Moon added.

The mayor's resignation may mean some unsteadiness in the next couple months, but the city will be better off without a disgraced, distracted leader. The mayor's second cousin says he stepped forward after learning about the other allegations.

"I'm proud of all that I have accomplished over my 19 years in the Legislature, where I was able to pass what were at the time the largest transportation packages in state history, a landmark gay civil rights bill and a historic marriage equality bill", said Murray.



Other News

Trending Now

Every product from Fenty Beauty
And it wasn't mere talk; the collection is indeed for all women as it caters to different skin tones. The Fenty Beauty Match Stix serve three different purposes: to hide , contour and highlight.

Toledo family grieves loss of relatives believed dead in hurricane flooding
Sixteen-year-old Devy Saldivar wrote "No sleep & anxiety, please let this pass sooner", around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. I've spoken with the family that's standing by, to try to update them and comfort them as best I can.

Huge black hole discovered near heart of Milky Way
Each one is about half a per cent of the host galaxy's size - which indicates they are the driving force behind their evolution. Recent research has shown supermassive black holes are essential to the creation of galaxies, stars - and even life itself.

Thousands of homes wrecked by huge Mexican quake, death toll at 90
Ambassador to Mexico Yoni Peled and his team will deliver the aid to state governors in the coming days, a statement said. Waves rose as high as 0.7 metres in Mexico , the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said, though that threat passed.

GOP leaders 'visibly annoyed' when Ivanka Trump crashes Oval Office meeting
In a joint statement after the meeting, Pelosi and Schumer signaled that Trump agreed to punt everything to December. The measure was not tied to the debt ceiling, and conservatives said they were reluctant to accept any link.

Payne in South Korea warns North against 'brinkmanship'
China has once again urged the US and South Korea to halt the deployment of a high-tech missile defense system in South Korea. North Korea says it needs to develop its weapons to defend itself against what it sees as U.S. aggression.

Hurricane Jose Is Spinning In the Atlantic, Could Threaten Bahamas, Florida
In terms of intensity, the center is predicting a high-end Category 1 hurricane with 90-mph winds by the weekend. However, those attending any outdoor events will want to grab a jacket or umbrella".

Apple Park Drone Footage Shows Steve Jobs Theater Before Big iPhone Event
Only a few days remain before Apple unveils several new products, though it is the iPhone 8 that is getting most of the attention. Verizon, for example, now charges $27.08 a month for 24 months with a zero down payment to get an iPhone 7 .

Kentucky's last abortion clinic heads to court to keep its doors open
The state's abrupt "about-face" - finding the clinic non-compliant - came "out of the blue", the lawsuit said . At the heart of the case, however, isn't just the question of whether the clinic met the state's standards.

Isaiah Thomas seeks new agent to handle 2018 free agency
In addition to his improved offensive skills, Lue singled out Crowder for being able to defend opponents at four positions. Later, Thomas said his goal always has been to be the greatest player in the game.