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Accuser sues Roy Moore and his campaign for defamation

05 January, 2018, 14:09 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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Corfman says Moore sexually abused her when she was 14.

Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman spoke to the "Today" show November 20, following allegations she made in The Washington Post that U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore seduced and molested her when she was 14.

Corfman is asking Moore to retract his statements, publicly apologize and pay the "costs and expenses of this action".

On the second visit to the house, Mr. Moore sexually abused Ms. Corfman.

Roy Moore entered Election Day trying to bat away allegations of anti-Semitism, with his wife Kayla Moore telling the public, "One of our attorneys is a Jew".

According to a Gravis opinion poll survey published on Friday, Mr Moore was trailing Democrat Doug Jones, a 63-year-old U.S. prosecutor, by 47% to 42%. Corfman said she later arranged to meet Moore and that he took her to his home and initiated the encounter.

In his interview with the Post, Jaffe said he did not know if he was the Jewish attorney who Kayla Moore referenced, but that his "reaction to that, irrespective of who they were referring to, was rather shocked". He denied ever having known her and said he took a polygraph test to back up that statement.

Moore, who lost the U.S. Senate race to Democrat Doug Jones in a stunning upset last month, firmly denied Corfman's and others' accusations.

Moore's comments about Corfman were defamatory, she claims in the suit, filed today in Montgomery County, Ala., the Post reports.

A Roy Moore campaign spokesman released the following statement about the lawsuit: "We look forward to transparently discussing these matters in a court of law".

Moore's campaign was roiled by the accusations as he sought the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. She also cites campaign speeches made in Vestavia Hills and Huntsville. Ms. Corfman resisted Mr. Moore and asked him to take her home.

"Mr. Moore's continued attacks against Ms. Corfman after the election and the content of his affidavit demonstrate that if not enjoined, he will continue to defame Ms. Corfman, if simply for the objective of furthering his political goals", Corfman's attorney wrote in the lawsuit.

During the campaign, Roy Moore attacked the major Democratic donor George Soros, who is Jewish, by saying that Soros "is going to the same place that people who don't recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going".


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