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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray files court papers for sex-abuse suit to be dismissed

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announces that he is ending his campaign for re-election at a news conference Tuesday morning May 9, 2017. The announcement was made at the Alki Beach Bathhouse. 201905

In court papers filed Wednesday, Murray “denies any inappropriate contact with the Plaintiff or any minor.”

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