4 Women Say GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Pursued Them Sexually When They Were Teens
Roy Moore, the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat, has been accused by four women of sexually pursuing them while they were teens.
Leigh Corfman told The Washington Post that she was 14 years old when Moore pursued her in 1979.
Moore, who was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney at the time, allegedly met Corfman in court, and later picked her up from her mom’s house in Gadsden, Alabama, and kissed her.
Corfman said that on a second date, Moore took off her shirt and pants, removed his clothes, touched her over her bra and panties, and guided her hand to his underwear:
I wanted it over with — I wanted out. Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over.
Three more women interviewed by The Washington Post claimed that Moore pursued them while they were between the ages of 16 and 18.
Wendy Miller recalled working as a Santa’s helper at the Gadsden Mall when she was 14 years old when Moore approached her. When she turned 16, Miller said Moore asked her on dates.
Debbie Wesson Gibson claimed she was 17 when Moore asked her out on several dates that did not go beyond kissing.
Gloria Thacker Deason recalled being an 18-year-old cheerleader when Moore took her on dates, which included bottles of wine.
Moore, now 70, denied 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.
Moore provided no evidence of his claim against Democratic Party and The Washington Post.
Moore’s campaign said that if the women’s allegations were true then they would have surfaced during previous campaigns, which is not necessarily true.
The Moore campaign also claimed “this garbage is the very definition of fake news.”
None of the four women have donated to or worked for Moore’s Democratic opponent Doug Jones, whom Moore refuses to debate:
1. Hiding from voters.
2. Hiding from the media.
3. Refuses to answer questions about the 1 million he took from his foundation.
4. Even refuses to answer if he supports Medicaid/Medicare or CHIP’s.
No wonder he doesn’t want to debate. https://t.co/OmX0UH0QEB
— Doug Jones (@GDouglasJones) November 9, 2017