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Seattle attorney says Mayor Murray obviously taking ‘bombshell’ of a lawsuit seriously

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray faces allegations that he raped a 15-year-old boy. (AP)

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is “obviously” taking the allegations of child rape seriously, high-profile Seattle attorney Anne Bremner told KIRO Radio’s Ron and Don.

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On Thursday afternoon, The Seattle Times reported that a Kent man is suing Murray over claims that the mayor “raped and molested” him in the 1980s when he was 15 years old.

A private attorney representing Murray quickly issued a statement.

“The allegations are false,” said Bob Sulkin, a private attorney representing Mayor Murray. “He has not engaged in any inappropriate conduct with a minor. And I don’t think it is a coincidence that these allegations have occurred in the midst of a mayoral campaign. Think about it, for 30 years nothing is said. And all of a sudden an accuser comes — who apparently, as reported, has a long criminal record — and makes these allegations.”

Calling the allegations a “bombshell,” Bremner said it’s clear Murray is taking this seriously by how quickly he had an attorney deny the allegations. A new conference focusing on the Seattle police department was canceled after the news broke.

Bremner says it appears the mayor didn’t see this coming.

Listen to everything she had to say about the lawsuit.

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