Monday, 23 July, 2018

Leigh Corfman files defamation lawsuit against Roy Moore

Jabin Botsford  The Washington Post via Getty Images Jabin Botsford The Washington Post via Getty Images
Charlie Simmons | 07 January, 2018, 01:30

During the campaign, Corfman says Moore and the campaign repeatedly called her a liar and ignored her requests to stop attacking her.

One of the more memorable moments of Roy Moore's Senate election loss in Alabama was when, the day before the election, his wife Kayla told an assembled crowd that any rumors that they were anti-Semitic were wrong because they had a Jewish lawyer.

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. "By this lawsuit, I seek to do what I could not do as a 14-year-old - hold Mr. Moore and those who enable him accountable". "If you graduated from West Point, spent five years in the Army, served in Vietnam, graduated from law school, became a lawyer, were appointed district attorney, then your next step would be to take your clothes off with a 14-year-old?"

Oh. And he doesn't believe the sexual assault allegations against Moore.

He also placed her hand on his genitals over his underwear.

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Corfman and her mother have said that Moore first approached her as she waited outside a custody hearing at the Etowah County courthouse. Ms. Corfman resisted Mr. Moore and asked him to take her home.

A representative of Moore's campaign, Brett Doster, said, "We look forward to transparently discussing these matters in a court of law".

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But here's something to think about: Perhaps Kayla Moore made her initial comment because she always believed what Roy told her about the lawyer. In a church speech, he dismissed the misconduct allegations against him as 'dirty politics.' Moore, who filed an unsuccessful lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the Alabama election, submitted an affidavit saying the accusations were false and malicious and that he passed a polygraph test.

Corfman's suit asks the court to force Moore to " retract all defamatory statements made against Ms. Corfman, to publicly apologize for these defamatory statements, and to refrain from making further defamatory statements".

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