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Seattle reaches settlement with one of ex-Mayor Murray’s accusers

The city of Seattle will pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit by the former foster son of ex-Mayor Ed Murray, who had accused Murray of misusing his official position to defame the man while fighting accusations of decades-old sexual abuse that led to the mayor’s resignation last year.

Former foster son of ex-Seattle mayor files lawsuit

The former foster son of ex-Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has filed a lawsuit against the city and Murray, claiming Murray improperly used the city’s top office to defame him and other men who accused Murray of child-sexual abuse decades ago.

Man who accused ex-mayor of Seattle of sexual abuse found dead in motel

Delvonn Heckard, the Kent, Washington, man who sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray last year on allegations of sexual abuse decades ago – prompting other accusations to come to light, leading to Murray’s resignation – was found dead early Friday of an apparent drug overdose in an Auburn, Washington, motel.

Seattle councilman becomes the city’s 3rd mayor in a week

SEATTLE – Seattle on Monday got its third mayor in less than a week following the resignation last week of Ed Murray amid allegations he sexually abused teenage boys decades ago. The City Council named Councilman Tim Burgess, a former Seattle police detective, to serve as mayor until voters elect a replacement in November.

Response to sex abuse claims cost Seattle mayor gay support

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray built his standing in the gay community and in Washington state politics through a decades-long push for bias protections, domestic partnerships and finally, marriage equality. But for some supporters, his standing eroded this year when he attacked the backgrounds of men who accused him of sexually abusing them in the 1970s and 1980s when they were teens.

Durkan takes lead in race for new Seattle mayor

Seattle voters took the first step in choosing a new mayor with early returns in Tuesday’s primary showing former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan clearly in first in the race to replace current Mayor Ed Murray

Investigator found in 1984 Seattle mayor abused foster son

Three decades before Ed Murray was elected Seattle’s mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son, prompting state officials to conclude that “under no circumstances” should Murray serve as a foster parent in the future.

Seattle mayor won’t mount write-in campaign

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he won’t stage a write-in campaign to try to secure a second term after a man who had accused him of sexual abuse announced plans to drop a lawsuit.