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Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017|12:02 p.m.
WASHINGTON– An Alabama woman states Roy Moore, the Republican politician candidate for next month’s U.S. Senate election, made unsuitable advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14, according to a Washington Post story Thursday.
The Moore project called the report “the really meaning of fake news and deliberate character assassination.”
Senior Republicans quickly required Moore to step aside if the claims are shown to be true.
“The allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are deeply unpleasant,” said Colorado Sen. Chairman Cory Gardner, who leads the Senate GOP campaign arm. “If these accusations are discovered to be real, Roy Moore must leave of the Alabama unique Senate election.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell added, “If these claims hold true, he must step aside.”
The Moore project’s statement said, “Judge Roy Moore has sustained the most outlandish attacks on any candidate in the modern-day political arena, but this story in today’s Washington Post alleging sexual impropriety takes the cake,” reads the declaration, keeping in mind that Moore has actually been married to the very same woman for 33 years and has four kids and five grandchildren.
The Moore project continued, “After over 40 years of public service, if any of these allegations held true, they would have been made public long in the past now.”
The events are reported to have actually happened when Moore, the 70-year-old former state Supreme Court judge, was working as an assistant district lawyer in his early 30s, inning accordance with the Post.
The paper reports that Moore, then 32, initially approached 14-year-old Leigh Corfman in early 1979 outside a courtroom in Etowah county, Alabama. After telephone call and meetings, he drove her to his home some days later and kissed her, the Post prices quote Corfman as stating. On a second visit, he took off her t-shirt and trousers and removed his clothing other than for his underclothing before touching her over her bra and underpants, Corfman told the Post. He also directed her hand to touch him over his underwear, she said.
“I desired it over with– I desired out,” she informed the Post. “Please simply get this over with. Whatever this is, simply get it over.”
Moore won the right to represent the GOP in the Dec. 12 special election after making it through a bruising main election that divided the GOP, including President Donald Trump and his previous chief strategist Steve Bannon. Trump backed Sen. Luther Strange in the contest, while Bannon and much of the reactionary part of the party backed Moore.
Alabama law lists the legal age of approval as 16.
In Alabama, the statute of constraints for bringing felony charges involving sexual assault of a minor in 1979 would have run out 3 years later on. Corfman never ever filed a cops report or a civil suit, the Post stated.
Aside from Corfman, 3 other ladies interviewed by the Post in recent weeks said Moore approached them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he remained in his early 30s. None of the other women stated that Moore forced them into any sort of relationship or sexual contact.