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Woman accuses Roy Moore of unwanted sexual advances when she was 14

Woman accuses Roy Moore of unwanted sexual advances when she was 14

Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore faces accusations of sexual abuse toward a 14-year-old girl.

The Washington Post published an investigate article on Thursday (9 November) featuring on-the-record interviews with Leigh Corfman and three other women about their accusations.

Corfman told the Post the incident occurred in 1979 — when she was 14 and Moore was 32.

She had multiple encounters with Moore where he drove her to his home in the woods. There, she says he took off her shirt and pants and his own clothes before touching her inappropriately.

‘Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over,’ she told the Post she remembers thinking at the time.

Two of Corfman’s friends told the Post that Corfman told them at the time she was seeing an older man. Corfman’s mother also confirmed her daughter told her about a decade later when Moore was rising through the judicial ranks.

Last year, Moore was suspended as Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Three other women also told the Post in separate interviews that Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.

‘A desperate political attack’

Moore, known for his conservative stances, denies the allegations.

‘These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,’ he said in a statement.

His Senate campaign further said if the allegations were true, they would have surfaced in previous campaigns. They also described the claims as ‘garbage’ and the ‘very definition of fake news’.

The candidate won the Republican Senate runoff in Alabama in September.

‘If these allegations are true, he must step aside,’ said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a statement. Other Republican Senators agreed.

Per Alabama law, officials cannot remove names from ballots within 76 days of an election. This is true for the special election on 12 December. However, Moore can still choose to withdraw or a state judge can disqualify him. If either of these things happen, officials cannot count any votes cast for him.

GSN reached out to Moore’s campaign for any further comments.

Update: The Moore Campaign released the full statement to GSN.

‘Judge Roy Moore has endured the most outlandish attacks on any candidate in the modern political arena, but this story in today’s Washington Post alleging sexual impropriety takes the cake. National liberal organizations know their chosen candidate Doug Jones is in a death spiral, and this is their last ditch Hail Mary,’ it begins.

It continues: ‘Judge Roy Moore is winning with a double-digit lead. So it is no surprise, with just over four weeks remaining, in a race for the U.S. Senate with national implications, that the Democratic Party and the country’s most liberal newspaper would come up with a fabrication of this kind.’

H/t: The Washington Post