Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to resign at 5 p.m. Wednesday: Read details

KIRO | 9/12/2017 | Staff
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Mayor Ed Murray is expected to resign at 5 p.m. Wednesday amid sex abuse allegations.

Murray made the announcement in a written statement at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday, roughly two hours after a fifth man accused him of sexual abuse.

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"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," he wrote.

Scroll down to read about the claims.

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A cousin of the Seattle mayor was the fifth man to accuse Murray of sexual abuse – this time alleging he was repeatedly molested as a teenager in the 1970s. The Seattle Times broke the story shortly after 11 a.m. when Murray was expected to announce a plan for KeyArena. Murray’s staff cancelled the press briefing.

>> RELATED: Read details about the 5th accuser

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Before Tuesday's new accuser, four men have come forward this year claiming that Murray abused them as a teenagers.

With an upcoming election in Seattle, Murray has publicly denied all the claims. A new mayor will take office in January 2018. Read the leading contenders here.

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Read about Murray's career below, and scroll down to keep reading about his accusers.

One councilwoman, the Seattle LGBTQ commission, and multiple mayoral candidates have called on Murray to consider stepping down in the wake of these allegations. But some leaders, including four former mayors, believe Murray stepping down with just months to go in office could create a mess in city operations. Read both sides here.

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Before his political career, Murray, one of seven children in an Irish Catholic family, considered the priesthood. He spent a year at a seminary in 1976 before studying sociology at the University of Portland, a private Catholic institution, according to news profiles.

Around the time of D.H.'s allegations, Murray was...
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