Mayor Ed Murray, the openly gay mayor of Seattle, who has been dogged by unsubstantiated claims that he molested boys decades ago, held a press event Tuesday at which he denied all wrongdoing but emotionally declared he would not run for re-election.
One of this accusers first complained in 1984, but no charges were filed. The others made complaints in 2007 and earlier this year.
“We thought we had a little more time.” — Mayor Murray
Murray alluded to the claims being made as the worst stereotypes perceived about gay men, gave a strong shout-out to his husband and pledged to continue working hard through the end of the year.