MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV) - Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Roy Moore, has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, according to The Washington Post.
Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old in 1979 when a then 32-year-old Moore approached her outside of a courtroom.
Moore offered to watch over Corfman at the courthouse while her mother went into the courtroom for a child custody hearing. He got her phone number and days later picked her up near her house.
He drove her out to his house about 30 minutes away and on the first visit, kissed her; on the second visit, he allegedly removed both of their clothes and touched her over her bra and underpants.
Moore defended himself saying, “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign."
Three other women stepped forward and said that Moore pursued them when they were in their teens. They all said that Moore never forced them into a relationship or sexual contact.
Politicians are speaking out following the allegations:
The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 9, 2017
The Moore campaign released the following statemnt:
"Today, the Judge Roy Moore Campaign for U.S. Senate issued a statement responding to yet another baseless political attack by the Washington Post, a paper that has endorsed Judge Moore’s opponent. Moore campaign chair Bill Armistead released the following statement on Thursday afternoon:
“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
“The Washington Post has already endorsed the Judge’s opponent, and for months, they have engaged in a systematic campaign to distort the truth about the Judge’s record and career and derail his campaign. In fact, just two days ago, the Foundation for Moral Law sent a retraction demand to the Post for the false stories they wrote about the Judge’s work and compensation. But apparently, there is no end to what the Post will allege.
“The Judge has been married to Kayla for nearly 33 years, has 4 children, and 5 grandchildren. He has been a candidate in four hotly-contested statewide political contests, twice as a gubernatorial candidate and twice as a candidate for chief justice. He has been a three-time candidate for local office, and he has been a national figure in two ground-breaking, judicial fights over religious liberty and traditional marriage. After over 40 years of public service, if any of these allegations were true, they would have been made public long before now.
“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.
“This garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation.”
On Thursday, Judge Moore called the allegations by the Post “completely false and a desperate political attack."
Governor Kay Ivey, who has previously announced that she would vote for Moore released a statement saying, "These allegations are deeply disturbing. I will hold judgment until we know the facts. The people of Alabama deserve to know the truth and will make their own decisions."