Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore accused of sexually assaulting teen girl

10 November, 2017, 01:12 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks to students at American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa

Three other women confirmed to the newspaper that Moore pursued them when he was in his 30s and they were teens.

The Post's Michael Scherer followed Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) in the final days of his primary campaign against Sen. The women say he did not initiate sex and are troubled by the encounters. According to the story, she supports Republicans and voted for Donald Trump a year ago.

The other way Moore could abdicate the ballot is through some form of legal action, but, since the current situation is unprecedented in Alabama politics, no one knows how that would work.

His campaign also said that if the allegations were true, they would have come up before. He was removed from the bench for defying a federal court order to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from a judicial building.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Moore to drop out of the race "if these allegations are true", and several other Republicans echoed that sentiment. His campaign also told the Post that the allegations would have surfaced during previous campaigns if they were true and labelled the charges "the very definition fake news". He's also a Vietnam veteran and former prosecutor. Big Luther Strange, who lost to Moore in the primary, is still there. He has been harshly critical of transgender people serving in the US military.

Moore and his campaign denied the allegations in a written statement, calling them "completely false" and "a desperate political attack".

Here's the list of the women named by the Post, both underage and not, including a summary of their allegations.

"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".

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Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says.

On a second visit, he took off her shirt and trousers, stripped to his underwear, touched her over her bra and underpants, and guided her hand to touch his crotch, she told the Post.

Leigh Corfman, 53, said Moore touched her inappropriately in 1979, when she was 14 years old. Moore offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

One claimed that she had a sexual encounter with Moore when she was 14 and he was 32. The legal drinking age in Alabama, according to the Washington Post, was 19 years of age.

Shortly before the Washington Post article was published, Breitbart, the conservative website run by Bannon, published an article featuring the Post's request for comment to the Moore campaign, which detailed the accusations against him, and the Alabama Republican's response to the allegations. He served in the U.S. Army as a company commander with the Military Police Corps in Vietnam.

Zeigler then compared Moore's alleged actions to those of biblical figures.

Even if Moore was allowed to step down, Alabama state election laws bar nominations within 76 days of election day. He has been twice removed as chief justice of the state supreme court, first for refusing to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments from the grounds of his courthouse and more recently for refusing to implement the USA supreme court ruling legalizing gay marriage.

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