Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after latest sexual abuse allegation

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Murray has stated that the latest allegation, made by his cousin, could have been a result of a longtime family dispute running between his and his cousin's families.

Murray's resignation will be effective 5 p.m. PST Wednesday.

"I feel victory, but saddened that it required another victim to come forward for him to resign". Bruce Harrell is the mayor for the next five days.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray speaks at a rally during the March for Science begins with a rally featuring speakers and events at Cal Anderson Park on April 22, 2017 in Seattle.

Ms. Moon, in a statement, thanked Mr. Murray for "finally stepping up and doing the right thing". Though he ended his re-election campaign in May, Murray until Tuesday had insisted he would not resign, despite calls for his exit. At the time he said he would stay on as mayor until his term expired at year's end.

But his remaining support deteriorated after the latest allegations emerged Tuesday. "I knew about none of that", Dyer told the Times.

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Murray, a Democrat, is the city's first openly gay mayor and was an early and vocal national advocate for the gay community when he served in the state legislature for almost two decades before running for mayor. Meanwhile when actual abuse of child occurs, they lie about it, they whitewash it and they help keep it going. The following mayor, Wes Uhlman, took office immediately after the election.

In announcing his resignation, Murray, who has been publicly accused by five men of sexual abuse this year, maintains that allegations are not true.

Since I was 12 years old, politics was my dream ... and I have the best job in politics, the mayor of the city of Seattle.

"The City must focus on governance and day-to-day business without distraction", Harrell said. "I have a plan in place for a seamless transition in order for City operations to continue at the highest standard". The openly gay Democrat had previously been in the Washington Legislature.

A Superior Court judge in King County earlier this year granted a voluntary dismissal order sought by the plaintiff, Delvonn Heckard of the first allegation.

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