Woman claims Roy Moore groped her when she was 14

Kristopher Drake
November 10, 2017

The Washington Post has published a story containing accusations of inappropriate sexual advances from Roy Moore against a 14-year-old girl. The women say they don't know one another. The decades-old claim has been brought by a lady who was 14 years old at the time of the alleged illegal touchings. The women were between the ages of 16 and 18 at the time.

MSNBC host Ali Velshi asked Breitbart News senior editor at large Joel Pollak to respond Thursday to accusations in The Washington Post against Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. The first time, he had flouted a court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the courthouse.

In an email to Fox News, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said: "If these allegations are true, he must step aside".

Moore, a conservative Christian, has consistently led in polls over his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, in a state dominated by Republicans.

Although Moore's statement says that the story was fabricated and is "intentional defamation", there is no mention that he intends to take legal action. He's also a Vietnam veteran and former prosecutor.

Moore could conceivably step down if is he personally resigns, but that decision would have to go through the Alabama secretary of state-the state's chief elections official-who would then have to make a ruling as to whether or not Moore could withdraw from the race. He has been harshly critical of transgender people serving in the USA military.

In a written statement given to the Post, Moore called the allegations "completely false" and "a desperate attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign".

Here's the list of the women named by the Post, both underage and not, including a summary of their allegations. They did not have sexual intercourse, the Post said. She told the newspaper that he later picked her up at her house and kissed her, and "on a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and trousers and removed his clothes". He took off her shirt and touched her bra and underwear while also guiding her hand over his trousers, Ms. Corfman told The Post.

"I wanted it over with - I wanted out", Corfman tells the Post. Moore offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

On her behalf, Borden's attorneys submitted an affidavit "in July of 1996 alleging that she heard Moore condemning gay people in a conversation with a man she did not know while she was sitting outside his office". The legal drinking age in Alabama, according to the Washington Post, was 19 years of age.

While several Republicans distanced themselves from Moore, Alabama politician Jim Zeigler defended Moore and dismissed the allegations. Jeff Sessions to serve as the USA attorney general.

An Alabama political columnist, however, remarked on Twitter that rumors had been floating prior to the Post's story.

The problem for Republicans is, by law, it's too late to take Mr Moore's name off the ballot even if he decides to quit the race, which - given his history of bucking authority, judicial and otherwise - is no sure bet.

Ultimately, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals removed Moore from the case and ordered it be reheard without him.

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