Four women have come forward to accuse Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore of making sexual advances on them when they were just teenagers and Moore was in his 30s.
Leigh Corfman told The Washington Post that she was 14 when Moore allegedly began a sexual relationship with her. It was 1979, and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. Corfman told The Washington Post that Moore gave her alcohol, touched her and guided her hand to his underwear.
“I wanted it over with — I wanted out,” she said of the incident. “Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over.”
Moore, now 70, allegedly approached the teen when she was at a custody hearing with her mother.
“He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’ ” Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, told the Washington Post. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”
Instead, Moore allegedly asked for her daughter’s phone number.
In addition to Corfman, thee other women interviewed by The Washington Post allege Moore "pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18."
Moore has called the accusations “garbage.”
“These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore said in a statement. “This garbage is the very definition of fake news.”
John Skipper, former chair of the Mobile County Republican Party in Alabama, echoed Moore’s sentiment. He called the accusations “total contrived media garbage.”
“Most of them [Alabama Republicans] will not be shocked,” he told The New York Times, “and will rather be expecting these shenanigans being pulled by the Democrats as standard operating procedure.”
Moore is the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He was removed from that office twice for his stance on gay marriage and a public Ten Commandments display, according to The New York Times. In 2005, he said "homosexual conduct should be illegal."
Just this week, he allegedly stated that “transgenders don’t have rights.”
Hours after the allegations came to light, Moore stated: “The Obama-Clinton Machine’s liberal media lapdogs just launched the most vicious and nasty round of attacks against me I’ve EVER faced.”
Others, Democrats and Republicans alike, said that the nominee should step aside if the accusations have any truth behind them.
Vice President Mike Pence put out a statement that read, “The vice president found the allegations in the story disturbing and believes, if true, this would disqualify anyone from serving in office.”
Others have defended Moore's alleged actions.
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