Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is being asked to resign after being accused of sexually assaulting several children in the 1980s. There were 4 teenagers involved and it is starting to get pretty big. There is no way this man should still be leading one of the major cities in this country. Sexual assault is a very big deal and has no place anywhere in the world. It is sad to see someone like him getting involved in something so bad. And the evidence is starting to stack up against him faster than he can deal with it.
The time for denials and victim blaming is over. The city deserves full attention to its pressing issues. https://t.co/YapolslfFC
— Mike McGinn (@mayormcginn) July 16, 2017
There were no criminal allegations involved in the 80s when this was said to have taken place. But that does not mean that it did not happen.
One caseworker tried to explain what went on to a Seattle newspaper who first reported on the story. “In the professional judgement of this caseworker who has interviewed numerous children of all ages and of all levels of emotional disturbance regarding sexual abuse, Jess Simpson (Ed Murrays foster child) has been sexually abused by Edward Murray,” Judy Butler said.
There are a lot of moving parts in this story and we have to be careful who we believe. Now, at this point, no legal action has taken place. Murray responded to these claims by saying that no one ever even came to talk to him.
“That she believed Jeff’s claims at the time and advocated on his behalf is painful to see, but does not change the fact that, based on the totality of the evidence that was collected, the District Attorney declined to file charges,” Murray explained.
We are living in a crazy time of our nation’s history. There is no excuse for what this man did, if it is proven to be true. But at this point they are only allegations and must be treated as such. We will see very soon if Murray follows the people’s advice and resigns from his position.
(h/t Fox News)