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November 19, 2017

Accuser slated to step forward with allegations against Alabama candidate for Senate


Accuser slated to step forward with allegations against Alabama candidate for Senate

Attorney Gloria Allred is holding a news conference with an Alabama woman who alleges that…


Attorney Gloria Allred is holding a news conference with an Alabama woman who alleges that Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a minor in Alabama.

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Meanwhile, Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he will sue the Washington Post over its report alleging he pursued sexual relationships with teenagers — including a 14-year-old — when he was in his 30s.

“I have never provided alcohol to minors, and I have never engaged in sexual misconduct,” Moore said in a statement, responding to the news article. “As a father of a daughter and a grandfather of five granddaughters, I condemn the actions of any man who engages in sexual misconduct not just against minors but against any woman.”

The Washington Post declined to comment Monday morning.

In the news story, the woman who was 14 years old at the time claimed he took her to his house, undressed down to his underwear and undressed her down to her bra and underwear and touched her and moved her hand to touch his underwear, which could have been sexual offenses due to her age, but the statutes of limitations in effect during that time have passed.

None of the other three women told the Post that Moore sexually harassed, or assaulted them, or forced them into a relationship. Alabama’s legal age of consent is 16.

Moore has denied the allegations since they were published. He called the claims “completely false” Friday when appearing on Sean Hannity’s syndicated radio show.

Speaking at a Veterans Day event at the Mid-Alabama Republican Club in Birmingham Saturday, Moore called the allegations “fake news” and “yet another attack on my character and reputation in a desperate attempt to stop my political campaign for the United States Senate.”

He added that the alleged incidents happened nearly 40 years ago and called them “very hurtful to me personally — I have the highest regard for the protection of young children,” before adding that he has never provided alcohol to a minor and has “not been guilty of sexual misconduct with anyone.”

Moore added that there were ongoing “investigations” looking into the motivations behind the Post article, and promised “revelations” about the story to come in the next few days, though he did not provide further specifics.

A number of Republicans withdrew their endorsements of Moore following the Washington Post article, including the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which severed a joint fundraising agreement that benefits Moore’s campaign.

The news conference is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. CST.

CNN contributed.


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Accuser slated to step forward with allegations against Alabama candidate for Senate


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