Seattle Mayor Resigns After 5th Sex Abuse Claim Emerges..

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday after a fifth man – one of his cousins – came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago. Murray, who had already announced that he would not seek a second term even as he denied wrongdoing, said he would step down effective 5 p.m. Wednesday. “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our City government to conduct the public’s business,” the Democrat said in a statement. He apologized to his staff and to the city for “this painful situation,” and said it had become clear that his resignation was best for the city. Murray made the announcement after The Seattle Times reported on the new allegations by Joseph Dyer, the son of Murray’s first cousin, Maryellen Sottile…

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