“The Washington Post published another attack on my character and reputation because they are desperate to stop my political campaign. These attacks said I was with a minor child and are false and untrue—and for which they will be sued.” — Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.
The accuser’s mother contradicts crucial point in her daughter’s story
The Washington Post story quoted an Alabama woman, Leigh Corfman, who says that Moore tried to engage in a sexual encounter with her when she was 14. Corfman claims she talked to Moore on a phone in her bedroom, and they made plans for him to pick her up around the corner from her house.
Corfman specifically said that she spoke to Moore on “her phone in her bedroom,” The Post reported.
But Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71, says that her daughter did not have a phone in her bedroom when Moore allegedly called her.
The Washington Post story relies heavily on Corfman’s memory. Take that away and her story collapses.
“We expect the people of Alabama to see through this charade,” said Moore.
“To think that these charges come just 30 days prior to the general election is incomprehensible. I’ll tell you why: Because there are groups that don’t want me in the United States Senate. There’s the Democratic Party. There’s the Republican establishment, which has spent over $30 million to keep me out of the United States Senate. You put them together, and they realize my opponent is 11 points behind. They’re desperate.”