Tipper Gore "Baffled" By Sex Assault Case Against Husband

In Celebs by KGaz , on Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 9:00 AM (PDT)
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Tipper Gore doesn't believe masseuse's claims.

Tipper Gore's world's been rocked since the June 1 announcement that she and husband Al Gore have decided to split. While the Gores continue to spend time together -- "They continue to be a tight family," says a friend -- Tipper is standing against an Oregon massage therapist's claims that Al Gore sexually assaulted her in 2006.

The Gore friend told, "None of these [allegations] is true. Both Al and Tipper are baffled by the allegations across the board, frustrated to see his name dragged through the mud."

READ: Al Gore Accused Of Sexual Assault

Another friend of Tipper Gore states that Tipper's well aware that Al simply likes massages -- seriously: "Tipper has known about these allegations since Al found out about them himself. She has known that massage has been very much a part of his health regimen for many, many, many years. She doesn't believe any of the allegations that this woman [Hagerty] is making and they played no role whatsoever in their decision to separate ... [Tipper] so wants a private life ... But she feels strongly that people know she doesn't believe anything this woman is saying. She remains committed to Al and his reputation."

READ: Laurie David Denies Al Gore Affair

Meanwhile, it looks like police are about to drop accuser Molly Hagerty's accusations that Al Gore sexually attacked her in 2006 during a late-night massage. Authorities have said there were "procedural issues" with the way Hagerty filed her claim.

READ: Al Gore's Accuser Reveals Identity, Confuses Story

And in the midst of the controversy, the Gores reportedly spent the Fourth of July holiday weekend together: "They were on a lake in Tennessee, with all the kids and grandkids. Doing lake stuff -- waterskiing, cooking out," the Gore friend tells People. "They continue to be a tight family. That's not going to change."

READ: Karenna Gore's Marriage In Trouble


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