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Roy Moore Accused Of Sexual Encounter With Underage Teen
A woman in Alabama has come forward to the Washington Post with allegations that GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore approached her as an underage girl and engaged with her in a sexual manner.
In the piece, Leigh Corfman describes the interaction, which took place in 1979. Moore was 32 at the time, but Corfman was only 14 years old. She says that the former Alabama judge asked the girl for her phone number while she was waiting outside of a courtroom. A few days later, she says Moore picked her up and took her back to his house, where he removed both their clothes and touched her in a sexual manner, instructing her to do the same.
“I wasn’t ready for that — I had never put my hand on a man’s penis, much less an erect one,” Corfman said. “I wanted it over with — I wanted out. Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over.”
She said that the two did not have intercourse during their encounter, which she didn’t tell her mother about until 10 years later, according to the Post.
Three other women in the piece say Moore tried to woo them into similar situations as teenagers, though none say they actually engaged in any encounters with him. Moore denies the accounts of all the women in the Post’s piece.
“These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore said.
Even with his homophobic and Islamophobic views, Republicans have mostly embraced Moore’s Senate bid. They have been willing to overlook the fact that he was twice removed as Alabama’s Chief Justice for refusing to follow the law. Now that he’s potentially tied up in an underage sexual assault situation, it will be interesting to see how many among the GOP will still back him.