My guess is that this gal with the accusations probably did some talking over a year ago to Al and expected a pay-off. Al's wife got involved and Al's situation kinda fell apart. I'm guessing Al didn't ever off pay off the massage therapist.
What will it take now? If she's got DNA and some kind of video footage....at least $5 million....and it may even escalate to twenty million.
The sad thing is that Al might be stupid and think he can slide out of this....and if he fails....there's six to twelve months in some state prison in Oregon. The Nobel Prize won't be worth much in jail there.