Seattle Times reporters Jim Brunner and Lewis Kamb discuss allegations that Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused three teenage boys in the 1980s.
Last week, The Seattle Times broke the story that Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is being sued by a Kent man who says Murray raped and molested him when the man was 15. Two other men have made similar claims against the mayor about when they were growing up in Portland decades ago. Murray has vehemently denied the allegations and says he will still run for re-election.
On this episode of The Overcast, reporters Jim Brunner and Lewis Kamb help us better understand the story, why we published the allegations now (but didn’t in 2008), what happens next in the case and what it all means for this year’s mayoral race.
Listen above for those details and more, and find all our coverage of the issue here.
- Lawsuit alleges Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused troubled teen in 1980s
- ‘He knows my name’: Accuser speaks out
- Murray’s lawyer: Medical exam disproves accuser’s anatomical claim
- What prevented a lawsuit 10 years ago
- Councilmember Bagshaw defends Murray
- Councilmember Sawant says Seattle ‘shaken’
- Mayor’s challenge: There’s no due process in politics | Danny Westneat
- Why we are publishing the allegations against Murray, but didn’t in 2008
- Why we're not allowing reader comments
- Podcast: How our story came together
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