Relative of ex-Seattle mayor is 5th to accuse him of abuse

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday after his younger cousin publicly accused him of of sexual abuse-the fifth man to allege inappropriate sexual conduct by the Democratic leader, the Seattle Times reports.

Murray will resign in disgrace as rampant allegations of sexual abuse tarnish his mayorship.

The 54-year-old Dyer - Murray's first cousin once evacuated - told the daily paper that he needs the chairman rebuffed for the asserted activities, saying, "I have had enough".

Before being elected mayor in 2013, Murray, 62, was a long-time state lawmaker who led the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state.

In the election, Seattle voters are choosing between former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan and planner Cary Moon, and the victor will take over the mayor's office after the election results are certified November 28.

Murray has denied all of the allegations but Simpsons has this message for him: "Everybody else knows what you've done also, Ed, it's not a secret anymore". That prompted OR child-welfare officials to conclude Murray should never again be a foster parent.

"His efforts as a public official to demean and belittle his victims is an abuse of the public trust", she said.

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"I will continue to be the mayor of this city".

Amusing how the very minor story of a top Dem mayor resigning in disgrace after five sex abuse allegations doesn't get as much play as a rogue "like" by whoever was running Ted Cruz's account. The mayor had already said that he wouldn't seek a second term.

"There are adults who are willing to stand up to even some of the most powerful people in office in our state to say enough is enough", she said. And I think he got some great things done.

Lloyd Anderson, who accused Murray of paying him for sex when he was a teenager, said that he felt "victory" after Murray announced his resignation, but also felt "saddened that it required another victim to come forward for him to resign".

"It's clear that it is in everybody's best interest for him to resign", Durkan said in a statement.

Members of Seattle City Council asked in July for Murray's resignation. He previously stated that he believed the allegations were an effort to stop the mayors support of immigrant and LGBTQ rights and his progressive agenda.

In 1984, an Oregon Child Protective Services caseworker determined that Murray abused a child in the foster system, though no criminal charges were filed.

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