Lawsuit Alleges Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Raped Teen 30 Years Ago

The mayor held a brief news conference Friday to deny the allegations. He said the "untrue allegations" were painful to him and his husband, and said the person making the accusations is "troubled."

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is being sued by a man who claims Murray "raped and molested him" three decades ago, when the man was 15 years old.

The mayor held a brief news

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