Murray’s Lawyer Produces Doctor’s Note Saying Mayor Has No Genital Mole

The mole was the “fingerprint,” in the attorney’s words, for allegations of paying minors for sex.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the attorney for Mayor Ed Murray produced a report that he said was prepared this morning by Murray’s doctor. According to the report, the mayor does not have a genital mole or bump—a key aspect of the allegations made against the mayor last week.

Murray, now running for reelection, has been accused in a civil lawsuit of paying an underage teen for sex decades ago—a charge similar to those levelled by two men in 2008, according to The Seatte Times. One of the key pieces of evidence in the suit was the claim by the anonymous plaintiff that Murray has a recognizable bump or mole on his genitals. This mattered, in the bombshell Times story, because one of the previous accusers had also independently said Murray had a mole or bump on his genitals (though not in the same spot). According to the Times, the accusations against Murray in 2008 were not widely publicized.

Murray’s lawyer Bob Sulkin called the mole the plaintiff’s “fingerprint”—that is, the key piece of evidence objectively linking Murray to his accuser. With this doctor’s report—created by his regular doctor at the PolyClinic, Craig Pepin, MD—now public, Sulkin said, the allegations and suit against Murray ought to be dropped. See his full (minus followup questions) comments here:

The partly redacted doctor’s report produced by Sulkin says that Murray’s groin has “no dermatological lesions such as a mole, freckle or keratosis present on the penis or scrotum. No scars or evidence of prior surgery or dermatologic procedures.”

cjaywork@seattleweekly.com


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