Disgraced former Alabama Judge Roy Moore has been hit with a new lawsuit from one of his accusers. The woman who accused the former Alabama Senate candidate of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s is now suing him for defamation.
According to the Washington Post, Leigh Corfman filed the suit in state court in Montgomery, Ala. She is not seeking financial damages beyond legal costs, but instead is asking for a public apology from Moore and a ban on him or his campaign publicly attacking her in the future, The Washington Post reported.
Moore repeatedly denied the allegations, calling them a conspiracy by establishment Republicans and the media to get him to drop out of the race. He also denied knowing Corfman, saying, “I never talked to her, never had any contact with her.”
His supporters and campaign representatives said in interviews that they did not believe the women and called them liars.
Moore, who lost to now-Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) last month in the special election, has still not conceded. He filed a court complaint in an attempt to stop the results from being certified, but a court rejected Moore’s protest and declared Jones the winner.