Published: Fri, January 05, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Accuser sues Roy Moore and his campaign for defamation

Accuser sues Roy Moore and his campaign for defamation

Corfman said she was a teen when Moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, touched her sexually during an encounter.

Undoubtedly, she's opening herself up to a whole new round of attacks by those who side with Moore - those, like the governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, who shockingly said at one point during the fiery campaign season that she believed Corfman and her fellow accusers, but that she would vote for him nonetheless because he's a Republican.

Moore faced allegations of sexual misconduct from numerous women, which ultimately cost him the race.

She issued a statement saying the suit allows her "to do what I could not do as a 14-year-old - hold Mr. Moore and those who enable him accountable", according to the Post.

"The decision to sue Mr. Moore and his campaign committee was hard, but they need to be held responsible for their actions", Corfman said in a written statement to AL.com. They ignored my requests to stop attacking me and to acknowledge the truth. The lawsuit asks Moore to publicly apologize.

Corfman and her mother have said that Moore first approached her as she waited outside a custody hearing at the Etowah County courthouse.

Efforts to immediately reach Moore for comment were unsuccessful, and a text message to Kayla Moore, Moore's wife, was not immediately returned.

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The lawsuit said that as a result of the statements made by Moore and his campaign, Corfman took a temporary leave of absence from her job without compensation. She says Moore has made "false denials with reckless disregard of the truth" during an interview on nationally-syndicated radio program The Sean Hannity Show.

The decision to sue Mr. Moore and his campaign committee was hard, but they need to be held responsible for their actions.

Moore's campaign was roiled by the accusations as he sought the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Among Moore's statements that the suit claims are defamatory: He called Corfman's allegations of abuse "politically motivated", "completely false" and "malicious".

The wife of former U.S. Senate Republican nominee Roy Moore has revealed the identity of the Moores' "Jewish attorney" she mentioned in a December 11 speech.

Those five individuals associated with the campaign: Manager Rich Hobson, Chairman Bill Armistead, attorney Benjamin Dupre, spokeswoman Janet Porter and strategist Dean Young.

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