Republican US Senate candidate Moore hit by sexual misconduct allegations


Republican US Senate candidate Moore hit by sexual misconduct allegations

The Washington Post says Corfman kept her story consistent over six interviews, and that the paper confirmed through court records that her mother did attend a hearing at the courthouse in February 1979. Corfman also said that in one interaction, Moore gave her alcohol.

Moore has called the allegations "completely false". She was anxious about how the attention would affect her two children, both still in school then. 'I remember talking to her and telling her it's not a good idea, ' said Betsy Davis, who remembers her friend seeing an older man named Roy Moore.

Corfman also told the newspaper she anxious she wouldn't be believed because of her background that included three divorces and a poor financial history.

Corfman told the Washington Post that she and Moore did not have intercourse, and that after she dressed, she asked Moore to take her home, and he did.

UPDATE: Senators Susan Collins, Mike Lee, and Steve Daines are also distancing themselves from Moore and calling on him to step down "if the allegations are true". Corfman recalled to the outlet that Moore removed his clothes and proceeded to take off her shirt and trousers, and touched her over her bra and underwear. He also guided her hand to touch him over his underwear, she said. "I've just seen it and I'll have more to say".

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".

"I wanted it over with - I wanted out", she told the Washington Post about her reaction.

In a statement, the Moore campaign claimed that the Washington Post - which reported the woman's accusation - had waged "systematic campaign to distort the truth" and that "this garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation".

The age of consent in Alabama is 16 years of age.

Sexual contact, like that described by Corfman, with an underage person is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.

The state's statute of limitations for bringing felony charges involving sexual abuse of a minor in 1979 would have run out three years later. While none of the women report having sex with Moore, all say they were inappropriately touched and had other unwanted advances. Her mother squashed the latter, according to Miller. By her account, Moore kissed her on a first date.

Moore came under fire for his extremely conservative positions and statements made over the years, including a 2006 suggestion that Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, shouldn't be seated because "Islamic law is simply incompatible with our law", and his contention that homosexuality should be illegal. The legal drinking age at the time was 19. Moore pursued them when they were between ages of 16 and 18.

Moore prevailed over several Republican opponents in a closely contested primary that saw US President Donald Trump, McConnell and most establishment Republicans back the incumbent, Luther Strange.

To that end, WHNT News 19 has asked the Moore campaign multiple times to clarify which specific aspects of the Post's reporting on the Foundation for Moral Law are incorrect.



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