Leigh Corfman, who told the Washington Post that Roy Moore sexually abused her when she was a 14-year-old girl and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, has filed suit in Alabama alleging that Roy Moore and his senate campaign defamed her "repeatedly and in all forms of media". She said she did not have intercourse with Moore and requested to be taken home.
In a statement, Leigh Corfman says Moore and his campaign need to be held responsible for their actions.
"The Judge welcomes the transparency of the courtroom and looks forward to his vindication", Brett Doster, a representative for Moore's Senate campaign, told BuzzFeed News in an email.
"These allegations are completely false and misleading", Moore said during an appearance on Sean Hannity's radio show shortly after the Post bombshell. I believe they're brought only to stop a very successful campaign, and that's what they're doing.
Kayla Moore used the announcement as an attempt to deny claims that her husband was anti-Semitic.
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The lawsuit then goes on to list more than half-a-dozen more instances of Moore denying the allegations and claiming Corfman's claims were politically motivated.
"Mr. Moore sexually abused me when I was only 14 years old". Mr. Moore knew or should have known that Ms. Corfman's account is truthful because he was the perpetrator in the events she described. In a church speech, he dismissed the misconduct allegations against him as "dirty politics".
The allegations by Corfman, first reported November 9 by The Washington Post, were the centerpiece of a scandal that plagued Moore's campaign over the final month, which ended with a narrow loss to Democrat Doug Jones. Just last week, after the election, they filed a lawsuit in which they once again called me a liar.
Corfman's lawsuit asks Moore and his campaign to pay legal fees but does not ask for monetary compensation.
"Mr. Moore's continued attacks against Ms. Corfman after the election and the content of his affidavit demonstrate that if not enjoined, he will continue to defame Ms. Corfman, if simply for the objective of furthering his political goals", Corfman's attorney wrote in the lawsuit.