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ET has learned that police in Portland have decided to re-open a case involving former Vice President Al Gore, in which a woman alleges that she was "repeatedly subjected to unwanted sexual touching."
The news comes one week after the Portland, Oregon Bureau of Police said the case was not being pursued and that Gore was never charged due to insufficient evidence.
A rep for the Gore family tells ET, "Further investigation into this matter will only benefit Mr. Gore. The Gores cannot comment on every defamatory, misleading, and inaccurate story generated by tabloids. Mr. Gore unequivocally and emphatically denied this accusation when he first learned of its existence three years ago. He stands by that denial."
Last week, police said the woman spoke with their Detective Division in January, 2009 about an incident that she says occurred between she and Gore in October, 2006.
The woman, a Licensed Massage Therapist, told police that she was called to a local hotel to provide a massage to the former vice president, and allegedly endured unwanted sexual contact. According to the news release provided by police last week, "The woman reported that she still had clothes that she had worn during the encounter. But due to the description she gave of the incident, detectives did not collect the clothes as evidence because they did not feel there was any evidentiary value to the clothing."
After giving her statement in 2009, law enforcement says the woman contacted them this month to ask about obtaining a copy of her statement. She was given her statement and she inquired as to whether she could edit her statement, saying she could provide detectives with additional clarifications.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Gore and his wife Tipper were splitting up after 40 years of marriage.