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Moore Accuser Leigh Corfman Sues For Defamation
Leigh Corfman, who said former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore had sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was 30-plus years old, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Moore in a Montgomery, Alabama court.
The Washington Post says that Corfman isn’t looking for money, but for Moore to be forced to a public mea culpa for calling her a liar.
Leigh Corfman is not seeking financial compensation beyond legal costs. She is asking for a declaratory judgment of defamation, a public apology from Moore, and a court-enforced ban on him or his campaign publicly attacking her again. She said in a statement that the suit seeks “to do what I could not do as a 14-year-old — hold Mr. Moore and those who enable him accountable.”
Corfman was one of a number of women who came forward late last year to accuse Moore of sexual misconduct in the lead up December’s special election to fill Jeff Sessions’ senate seat. Moore repeatedly called all of the women liars and even went so far as to say he didn’t know them, even when evidence to the contrary was shown.
Moore ended up losing the election to now-Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) in one of the biggest political upsets in modern memory.
The former Alabama chief justice has yet to comment on the lawsuit. He also has yet to concede the election, despite the fact that Jones has already been sworn in. Moore has been fundraising on the notion that there was voter fraud, even though the Alabama Secretary of State has debunked such claims.
Despite the credible allegations against Moore, the Republican National Committee supported his campaign, though it did briefly pull funding. Now that he’s lost the reddest state in the country to a Democrat, however, it’s unlikely the RNC will be coming to his aid again in this lawsuit…or any other matter.