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.
- Ex-foster son of Ed Murray files $1M claim against Seattle, alleging negligence and defamation
- Texts and emails reveal behind-the-scenes battles as Ed Murray tried to save his career
- Ed Murray's time as Seattle mayor boosted his pension past $100,000 a year for life
- Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation
- Accuser files new suit against former mayor Ed Murray, adds city of Seattle as defendant
- Murray's cousin accuses him of child molestation
- Man who sued Murray over alleged sex abuse wants millions from the city
- Lawsuit alleges Murray sexually abused troubled teen in 1980s
- Meet Lincoln Beauregard, the lawyer for Mayor Murray’s accuser
- ‘He knows my name’: Accuser speaks out
- Why we're not allowing reader comments
- Podcast: How our story came together
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