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Roy Moore Accuser Is Suing Him For Defamation

Roy Moore Accuser Is Suing Him For Defamation

Leigh Corfman, who told the Washington Post that Roy Moore sexually abused her when she was a 14-year-old girl and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, has filed suit in Alabama alleging that Roy Moore and his senate campaign defamed her "repeatedly and in all forms of media".

Jaffe, in an interview with AL.com, had said he wasn't sure he was the attorney she was referring to, and that he had never handled cases for Roy Moore, only his son. She is asking for a declaratory judgment of defamation, a public apology from Moore, and a court-enforced ban on him or his campaign publicly attacking her again.

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.

Corfman says that's defamation and that Moore knows the truth.

"Despite Defendant's defamatory statements to the contrary, Ms. Corfman has not received any compensation from the Washington Post or from any other source for disclosing Mr. Moore's sexual abuse of her when she was 14 years old", the suit reads.

The 29-page lawsuit seeks for the defendants to retract all defamatory statements made against Corfman, to publicly apologize for those statements and to refrain from further defamatory statements as well as to pay the costs and expenses of the lawsuit.

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Corfman's allegations came more than a month before the special election for the U.S. Senate seat on December 12.

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Corfman's lawsuit is an opportunity for her to pursue legal action against Moore even though the statute of limitations on the alleged assault has run out. The lawsuit was filed a day after Jones was sworn in as a member of the Senate.

Other women came forward with additional allegations afterwards. Wearing only undershorts, Mr. Moore touched Ms. Corfman's private parts through her bra and underpants and guided her hand to touch his penis. He denied the misconduct allegations, saying they were a result of "dirty politics".

Moore's campaign Facebook page has not directly addressed the lawsuit.