Roy Moore Denies ‘Completely False’ Allegations of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl While He Was Over 30
On Thursday, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore blasted allegations that he had sexually pursued four teen girls — one who was only 14 at the time — in his early thirties. (This would be sexual assault under Alabama law, under which the age of consent is 16.) None of the women say Moore forced them into any sort of relationship or sexual contact, and only one said he had done more than kiss her.
“These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore declared in a statement. The campaign later released a second statement, claiming that if the allegations were true they would have surfaced in previous campaigns. “This garbage is the very definition of fake news,” the campaign added.
The Judge has been a candidate in four hotly-contested statewide political contests, twice as a gubernatorial candidate and twice as a candidate for chief justice. He has been a three-time candidate for local office, and he has been a national figure in two ground-breaking, judicial fights over religious liberty and traditional marriage. After over 40 years of public service, if any of these allegations were true, they surely would have been made public long before now.
The allegations surfaced in a Washington Post report on Thursday. The report detailed each of the romantic pursuits and delved into Moore’s reported lack of a personal life during his years as an assistant district attorney.
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