An Alabama woman who accused former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually abusing her when she was 14 years old sued Moore and his campaign on Thursday for what she said was defamation.
Kayla Moore, the wife of failed Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, confirmed the identify of the lawyer to whom she was referring when she said "one of our attorneys is a Jew" at a December rally. She instead seeks " a declaratory judgment of defamation, a public apology from Moore, and a court-enforced ban on him or his campaign publicly attacking her again", the Post reports.
"But I was a 14-year-old child trying to play in an adult's world and he was 32 years old". Then he and his campaign called me a liar and immoral when I publicly disclosed his misconduct.
Tellingly, Mr. Moore initially suggested to Mr. Hannity that he "dated a lot of young ladies", including teenage girls, when Mr. Moore was in his 30s, and stated with regards to these allegations, including Ms. Corfman's: "I'm not going to dispute anything, but I don't remember anything like that".
According to a Gravis opinion poll survey published on Friday, Mr Moore was trailing Democrat Doug Jones, a 63-year-old U.S. prosecutor, by 47% to 42%.
Corfman was one of several women who said Moore pursued them when they were teens. This includes Moore's defense that he never knew or met Corfman.
Kayla Moore used the announcement as an attempt to deny claims that her husband was anti-Semitic.
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Corfman and her mother have said that Moore first approached her as she waited outside a custody hearing at the Etowah County courthouse.
"At that point I pulled back and said that I was not comfortable and I got dressed and he took me home", Ms Corfman said.
His campaign issued a statement saying, "We look forward to transparently discussing these matters in a court of law".
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Moore's campaign was roiled by the accusations as he sought the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The lawsuit was filed a day after Jones was sworn in as a member of the Senate. The lawsuit also cites several individuals in the Moore campaign who repeated his denials.
Corfman's lawsuit asks Moore and his campaign to pay legal fees but does not ask for monetary compensation.