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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.

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