Four women accuse Senate candidate Roy Moore of inappropriate sexual contact when they were teens


A woman has accused Roy Moore, former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice and current candidate for U.S. Senate, of inappropriate sexual conduct, according to a story in The Washington Post.

Leigh Corfman, 53, said Moore touched her inappropriately in 1979, when she was 14 years old.

According to the Post, Moore, then an assistant district attorney in Etowah County, Alabama, met Corfman and her mother as they sat on a bench outside a courtroom. Moore offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

Corfman said Moore asked the girl for her phone number while her mother was gone, and then later called her to set up a meeting. The two met days later when Moore picked the girl up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, Alabama, and drove her to his home in the woods.

According to the story, Moore “told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she said, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes,” and then, Corfman said, Moore touched her and had her touch him.

The two did not have intercourse, Corfman told the Post.

The newspaper found three other women who said that Moore had approached them around the same time. The women were between the ages of 16 and 18 at the time. Moore was in his 30s. None of the women had intercourse with Moore, according to the story.

“These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and The Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore, 70, said.

Moore is on the ballot in December, facing Democrat Doug Jones for the Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions became U.S. attorney general.

Here is Roy Moore’s campaign’s full statement about the Washington Post story:

"The Washington Post has already endorsed the Judge's opponent, and for months, they have engaged in a systematic campaign to distort the truth about the Judge's record and career and derail his campaign. In fact, just two days ago, the Foundation for Moral Law sent a retraction demand to the Post for the false stories they wrote about the Judge's work and compensation. But apparently, there is no end to what the Post will allege. 

"The Judge has been married to Kayla for nearly 33 years, has 4 children, and 5 grandchildren. He 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 would have been made public long before now.

"Judge Roy Moore is winning with a double-digit lead. So it is no surprise, with just over four weeks remaining, in a race for the U.S. Senate with national implications, that the Democratic Party and the country's most liberal newspaper would come up with a fabrication of this kind.

"This garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation."

For the full story, see The Washington Post.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Video shows children leaving alleged 'torture house' in California
Video shows children leaving alleged 'torture house' in California

Following their parents’ arrest, the Turpin siblings finally tasted freedom. A surveillance video shows the siblings exiting the house where they were allegedly held captive. One grown sibling is shown carrying one of the younger children while another sibling is seen running to the silver van in the driveway that would take them from the...
Cheesecake Factory's famous brown bread is headed to grocery stores
Cheesecake Factory's famous brown bread is headed to grocery stores

Cheesecake Factory fans rejoice! Starting this week, you’ll be able to enjoy one of the restaurant’s staples in the comfort of your own home. The chain has announced that it’s rolling out its popular brown bread to grocery stores nationwide. The bread will be available to customers for purchase in three different forms...
No more free checking for Bank of America customers with low balances
No more free checking for Bank of America customers with low balances

Charlotte-based Bank of America has eliminated a free checking account popular with lower-income customers. The bank is now requiring customers to keep more money in their accounts to avoid a $12 monthly fee. A national petition on change.org has more than 52,000 signatures from people begging the bank not to end its free checking accounts. According...
Pulse Trial: Police body cam, surveillance video allowed in trial of alleged gunman’s wife
Pulse Trial: Police body cam, surveillance video allowed in trial of alleged gunman’s wife

A federal judge ruled Tuesday on what evidence will and will not be allowed in the Noor Salman trial. >> Read more trending news  Salman is the wife of Omar Mateen, who authorities have said killed 49 people and injured more than 100 at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016. Mateen was killed by police the night of the shooting. Prosecutors...
Man with tattooed face wanted for climbing in unlocked window, assaulting woman
Man with tattooed face wanted for climbing in unlocked window, assaulting woman

Ohio authorities are searching for a man with distinctive tattoos covering his face and neck, who is  accused of climbing through an unlocked window at a Cincinnati home and assaulting a woman. >> Read more trending news  Michael Mann, 34, is wanted for aggravated burglary and domestic violence. According to police reports...
More Stories