I was already in a very unusual place with this Ed Murray story. But on Wednesday, things went nuclear.
Before I start, however, I want to say that despite my belief that Murray is the worst mayor I’ve ever seen, that doesn’t mean I hate him personally. I simply don’t like the job he’s doing. And I have no desire to personally destroy people that I professionally disagree with.
That being said, the tone of the story about Mayor Murray having allegedly raped a 15-year-old reached new levels when the accuser’s attorney, Lincoln Beauregard, filed a formal notice requesting a deposition of Murray.
Within the notice, it states that just because Murray doesn’t have physical characteristics on his body — a mole on his genitalia — anymore, that doesn’t mean he never had them. But it does so in a much more shocking way.
Here’s what is stated in the court document: “Those medical causes could include multiple medical complications stemming from having promiscuous sex with multiple child prostitutes. Bumps, warts, and/or moles do not always remain 30-years, depending upon the root cause.”
That is an attorney accusing somebody without, apparently, any physical evidence of sex with child prostitutes.
On Tuesday, Murray’s lawyer, Bob Sulkin, announced that a physical examination of the mayor did not find the “abnormalities” that the plaintiff relates as proof of his story — a very specific description of Murray’s body. Sulkin said it was at the “heart” of the case.
I don’t know if I can think of a more horrible accusation than claiming that someone has had “promiscuous sex with multiple child prostitutes.”
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If Murray is guilty, then I hope he’ll be sentenced to Hell. But if he’s not guilty, an attorney accusing a human being of promiscuous sex with multiple child prostitutes had damn well better have some evidence to back that up. Because if he doesn’t, and he’s just throwing these flames so he can try this case in the court of public opinion, that’s about as reprehensible as it gets.
To accuse him of that — unless you have evidence to back it up — it takes things to such an awful depth. It’s gone too far. This whole story has gone completely over the edge.
On the other hand, I’m no huge fan of Murray’s attorney. He stood up there Tuesday, alleging that the accusers have an anti-gay agenda. If these men were victimized by Murray and you are dismissing them and marginalizing them as part of an anti-gay agenda; if they can make their case, then what a despicable defense tactic by Murray’s people.
Both sides just seem disgusting to me right now.