Democratic Seattle Mayor Resigns Following Fifth Child Sex Abuse Accusation

Democratic Seattle Mayor Resigns Following Fifth Child Sex Abuse Accusation

Democratic Seattle Mayor Resigns Following Fifth Child Sex Abuse Accusation

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's resignation Tuesday, after a new allegation of sexual abuse, was good news for Gladstone resident Jeff Simpson.

With regard to waiting until Tuesday to call for a resignation, Durkan said, "I believe in due process and I believe that people should have their say, and I think the people who've come forward, I've said before, I feel for them".

Durkan, a former USA attorney, had accepted Murray's endorsement and had previously declined to call for his resignation. "We have to live the values we claim to hold, and whoever is in the mayor's office must lead by example". But Mayor Ed Murray's surprise resignation announcement quickly became a prime topic.

According to Biz Journals, Murray's annual salary for his governmental post was $175,000, which ranked 11 in the list of mayoral salaries in major cities of the United States.

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

"I Wonder How Many Other Victims Are Out There".

Dyer is the fifth man to publicly accuse Murray of sexual abuse since April, thte Times reports.

Dyer says he's also willing to testify in impeachment proceedings against Murray, if they happen. "Because I think the city needs to focus on some very important critical issues".

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But Murray couldn't withstand a devastating new allegation from within his own family.

Dyer, now 54-years-old, said the abuse began when he was thirteen and shared a bedroom with his cousin.

"We can do without him for a couple of months", she said.

Murray since blamed Dyer for bad relations between their families. And though the earlier allegations derailed his re-election bid, which he ended in May, he had committed to finishing his current term before Tuesday. He chose to do so, and I think that was the right decision.

The mayor said it had nevertheless become clear that it was "best for the city" that he resign.

Murray, 62, a former Democratic state legislator, has repeatedly denied that he sexually abused anyone, contending the accusations are part of a political takedown targeting him for his progressive politics and record as a gay-rights champion.

Critics on Twitter pointed out that Trump Jr.'s father has faced more than 10 accusations of sexual assault from women, ranging from groping to non consensual kissing, allegations President Trump has either denied or not addressed.

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