(Etowah County, AL) – Former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is filing a lawsuit claiming that he was the target of a political conspiracy during a recent special election. Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones in the December special election to fill a Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
In the final months leading up to the election, several women came forward accusing Moore, a former judge, of sexual misconduct. Allegations claimed he harassed teenage girls when he was in his 30s and even sexually assaulted one.
In Moore’s complaint, he says the accusers shared “common ties” and planned the allegations to undermine his campaign. Moore’s attorney said the allegations,”arose from a political conspiracy to destroy his personal reputation and defeat him in the special Senate election for United States Senate.”
(Washington, DC) — Former Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is being sued for defamation. The suit comes from the woman who accused Moore of sexually abusing her when she was 14 years old.
Leigh Corfman says she has been victimized by harsh personal attacks since she went public with the accusation. The “Washington Post” says Corfman is not seeking monetary relief. She wants a public apology from Moore and a legally-binding agreement that he will not criticize her again.
Some other women also accused Moore of past sexual misconduct during the recent Senate runoff campaign, which was won by Democrat Doug Jones. Moore aggressively denied the allegations.
(SL) – Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says America was great during the days of slavery. Moore made the comment earlier this year, and it resurfaced in a viral tweet Thursday.
The comment comes from a report in the “Los Angeles Times” published last September. Moore was asked when America was last great, and he acknowledged that the U.S. had a history of racial tensions.
He then said, “I think it was great at the time when families were united–even though we had slavery, they cared for one another.” Moore has been under fire for multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
In related new, One of Roy Moore’s accusers is denying reports that she forged the Alabama Senate candidate’s signature in her high school yearbook. The attorney for Beverly Young Nelson said they’ve confirmed the writing belongs to Moore. Gloria Allred told a press conference today that Nelson admits to adding the date to the end of the message as a way to remember when the yearbook was signed.
(SL) – Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is calling the allegations of sexual misconduct against him “false, untrue and hurtful.”
Speaking at a Veterans Day event near Birmingham yesterday, Moore said he is not been guilty of sexual misconduct with anyone.
Moore has been under fire since the “Washington Post” reported claims that Moore sexually harassed four teenagers while he was in his 30s.
The Washington Post reports one of the women, Leigh Corfman, says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.
“He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’ ” says Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”
Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.
“I wanted it over with — I wanted out,” she remembers thinking. “Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over.” Corfman says she asked Moore to take her home, and he did.
Moore questioned why the women would have waited 40 years to make their accusations, calling the their stories “absolutely unbelievable.”
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as well as other Republicans have asked Moore to step aside in the Senate race.
(SL) – The latest Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare is officially dead. Senate Republican leaders pulled the Graham-Cassidy bill after it became clear they don’t have the votes to pass it. Three Republicans and all 48 Democrats oppose the measure that would have transferred federal health insurance dollars to states.
There’s no harm to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis or anyone else after a rocket attack on the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Two missiles hit the airport hours after Mattis and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg arrived today for unannounced meetings with Afghan officials. The Taliban says it was trying to hit Mattis.
A controversial former state supreme court chief justice is the winner in Alabama’s Republican Senate primary runoff. Roy Moore defeated Senator Luther Strange by a comfortable margin last night. Moore said even though President Trump didn’t support his run, he’ll back Trump’s agenda.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke says Puerto Rico faces a long, tough road to recovery. Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory last week. Duke and FEMA chief Brock Long briefed reporters outside the White House yesterday. President Trump plans to visit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands next week.