"The thought and total fear in my mind was that I was on the brink of being forcibly raped."
In her own voice, a masseuse makes the explosive claim that former Vice President Al Gore sexually assaulted her.
"I knocked on the door. Al Gore opened the door and I introduced myself. He answered, 'Call me Al' with a big smile as he stretched out his arms to wrap me into an embrace," the masseuse recalled.
It's the interview the woman gave cops 26 months after she claims Gore tried to force himself on her during a therapeutic massage in a suite like this in the Hotel Lucia in 2006.
"He wrapped me in an inescapable embrace as I turned around, giving me this 'come hither' look deep into my eyes and caressed my back and buttocks and breasts. I squirmed to try and get out of his grasp, telling him to stop, don't, and I finally told him and said, 'You're being a crazed sex poodle,' hoping that he'd realize how weird he was being yet he persisted."
Police concluded there was "insufficient evidence to support the allegations" and dropped the case.
The National Enquirer says she recently asked for one million dollars to tell her story, but the woman says she's not looking for money and wants Gore to be held accountable.
In the audio tape, the woman describes visiting Gore's suite for a massage appointment arranged by the hotel at 10:30 at night.
"I felt like bambi in the headlights. He immediately flipped me flat on my back and threw his whole body face down over atop me, pinning me down and outweighing me by quite a bit. 'Get off me, you big lummox!', I loudly protested to him and I struggled with my whole body to shove him as hard as I could to roll him off me."
She says she managed to escape, but was afraid to tell the hotel what happened.
"I did not tell the hotel staff as I could not imagine any support from them. Massage therapists have been shown to be expendable in a hotel who coddles its guests with extreme form of 'The customer is always right.'"
INSIDE EDITION asked attorney Rosemarie Arnold for her impression of Gore's accuser on the audio tape.
"She's had years to practice what she's going to say, to contemplate what she wants to come out, and to make her version press worthy and money worthy," Arnold said.