GOP Candidate Roy Moore Accused Of Sexual Assault Of 14-Year Old Girl
An explosive new report in The Washington Post has revealed that Roy Moore, the GOP’s favorite to win Alabama’s Senate race next month, is being accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 1979.
The accuser, Leigh Corfman, now 53, said she met GOP candidate Roy Moore when he offered to watch her during her mother’s child custody hearing. Moore, at the time, served as an assistant district attorney.
Corfman said Moore asked for her phone number, and that the two met on two more occasions. On the first, the two kissed. During the second, she said Moore removed his clothes, took off her shirt and pants, and touched her over her bra and underpants, according to the Washington Post.
The Post also found three other women who said that Moore had approached them around a similar time, when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.
One 18-year-old high schooler told the paper that Moore would bring bottles of wine to their dates, even though the legal drinking age was 19 in Alabama at the time. Another woman, Wendy Miller, told the newspaper that she first met Moore when she was a 14-year-old working as “Santa’s helper” at a mall. He began asking her out when she was 16 years old.
Another woman, Debbie Wesson Gibson, said that Moore asked her out after he spoke to her high school civics class when she was 17. And Gloria Thacker Deason told the paper that Moore gave her wine while on dates as an 18-year-old.
Taking a page from Donald Trump’s playbook, Moore and his campaign denied all of the allegations, claiming it’s “fake news.”
“These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore, now 70, said in a statement to The Post.
His campaign added that “this garbage is the very definition of fake news” and that the accusations would have surfaced at an earlier point in his political career if true.
Moore is running to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, who was tapped by President Trump to lead the Justice Department earlier this year. He’s running against former federal prosecutor Doug Jones, a Democrat, in the December special election.