Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns just hours after his younger cousin became the FIFTH man to accuse him of sex abuse

Mail Online | 6/14/2017 | Associated Press;Dailymail.com Reporter
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Ed Murray has resigned as Seattle's mayor after a fifth victim has come forward accusing him of sexual abuse.

Murray, 62, announced on Tuesday that he would not be seeking another term.

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Despite the move, the embattled politician insisted that the slew of current and previous assault claims against him are false.

'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,' Murray said in the public statement.

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The fifth man, said to be a younger cousin of Murray, alleged the abuse happened decades ago, according to The Seattle Times.

Joseph Dyer, now 54, is Murray's first cousin once removed. He is a dialysis technician and Air Force veteran.

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Dyer told the newspaper he was 13 and that Murray was in his early 20's when Murray came to live with Dyer's family in Medford, New York and the alleged abuse happened.

Murray since blamed Dyer for bad relations between their families.

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