Accuser files new suit against Ed Murray, Seattle

A month after former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned from office, one of the accusers re-filed his lawsuit against him. Delvonn Heckard is also naming the city of Seattle as a defendant.

The man accusing former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexual abuse in the 1980s refiled his lawsuit Monday.

The suit claims Murray paid Delvonn Heckard for sex on multiple occasions in the 1980s when he was a teenager.

The City of Seattle is also named in the lawsuit. Heckard says the city allowed Murray to use his position of power to “spread false and harmful information about Delvonn, and his attorneys, in an effort to win reelection and extinguish these claims.”

Delvonn Heckard withdrew an earlier lawsuit in July, saying he would refile when Murray was out of office.

The former mayor resigned last month after his cousin stepped forward claiming Murray sexually abused him in the mid-1970s when he was a boy.

Five different men have now come forward claiming they were sexually abused by Murray in the 1970s and 1980s. Murray said the accusations are false.

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