Laurie David, the environmentalist-activist, denied on Tuesday a tabloid report that she and Al Gore have been having a two-year affair.
David, the ex-wife of the comedian Larry David, told The Huffington Post that the story in the Star was not true. Other media outlets reported that Gore's friends had also denied the report.
The report in The Star, not one of America's leading newspapers of record but one that occasionally uncovers the snake under rock, comes shortly after Al and Tipper Gore announced that they are separating after 40 years of marriage.
Laurie David, 52, was a co-producer of Gore's Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." Her marriage to Larry David, the star of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and creator of "Seinfeld," ended in 2007 after she was linked to the contractor at their Martha's Vineyard home.
"Al Gore is incredibly funny and brilliant and charming. He's like the professor you wished you had in college," Laurie David told The Guardian in 2006.
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