Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has ended his bid for re-election after allegations accusing him of child sex abuse against two young boys surfaced.
The Democratic Mayor had been expected to easily win re-election as Mayor of America’s 20th largest city.
However, it was recently revealed by The Seattle Times, that two men are claiming that Murray sexually abused in the 1980’s and have filed a lawsuit against Murry. 3+ The men stated that Murry was “almost violent” during sex and paid the boys for the encounters.
Here’s how the newspaper described his announcement:
With supporters, staff and his husband standing around him, and interrupted at intervals by their applause, Murray recalled his childhood, how he grew to love politics, and his role — as a gay man and elected official — in the evolution of gay rights.
Several other men have also come forward claiming that Murray had paid them for sex, but they had not sued, including one man who was Murray’s foster son and said the Mayor began sexually abusing him when he was 13.