Roy Moore accuser sues for defamation

Martin Wishnatsky lawyer friend to Roy and Kayla Moore

Martin Wishnatsky lawyer friend to Roy and Kayla Moore

An Alabama woman who accused former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually abusing her when she was 14 years old sued Moore and his campaign on Thursday for what she said was defamation.

Moore's comments about Corfman were defamatory, she claims in the suit, filed today in Montgomery County, Ala., the Post reports.

Corfman asks that Moore and his campaign be found guilty of defamation and that he be forced to retract his defamatory statements and pay for the cost of the lawsuit. "Mr. Moore sexually abused Ms. Corfman in 1979, when she was 14 years old and he was in his early 30s, and Mr. Moore's denials of these facts are false and his characterizations of Ms. Corfman and her motivations are untrue".

A representative of Moore's campaign, Brett Doster, said, "We look forward to transparently discussing these matters in a court of law".

The wife of former U.S. Senate Republican nominee Roy Moore has revealed the identity of the Moores' "Jewish attorney" she mentioned in a December 11 speech.

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Kayla Moore made the “one of our attorneys is a Jew” comment during a Dec. 11 rally for her husband in Alabama

Moore claimed Corfman's allegations were "politically motivated", "completely false", and "malicious".

Following his denial, far-right outlet Breitbart and other Moore supporters came to the candidate's defense and attempted to disprove Corfman's account of Moore's behavior. She said she did not have intercourse with Moore and requested to be taken home.

In a Washington Post article on November 9, Corfman and three other women accused Moore of pursuing them when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s. She also cites campaign speeches made in Vestavia Hills and Huntsville.

The allegations led to an upset in the Alabama special election and the first victory of a Senate Democrat in the state in more than two decades. Just last week, after the election, they filed a lawsuit in which they once again called me a liar.

But the lawsuit says Moore's claim doesn't spell out what he was asked, where the test occurred or include an affidavit from the person who gave the test. Corfman seeks no financial compensation besides her legal expenses, her attorney, Neil Roman, told the paper.

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