aside Alabama Republican US Senate Candidate Judge Moore Accused Of Inappropriate Sexual Conduct

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ROY MOORE

The sky has fallen. The southern republican State of Alabama had a recent election where the controversial far right Judge Roy Moore became the republican nominee to run for the vacant US Senate post in the upcoming December 12, 2017 election. In comparison, he makes the republican President Donald Trump look like a sane statesman.

There is a very competent, decent democratic candidate Doug Jones running against Judge Moore for the Senate position but his chances for prevailing in the republic stronghold was considered a long shot.

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But on November 9, 2017 the Washington Post is publishing  breaking news that Judge Moore has a history of being a child molester.

Judge Moore has written a statement, denying all allegations.

In a written statement, Moore denied the allegations. He has made the following claim,  “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign.”

Of course, Steve Bannon is still supporting Judge Moore. His media company Breibart beat the Washington Post exposé with a story of denial and “fake news.”

“Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is recommending that Judge Moore voluntarily step down as the republican candidate and to allow Alabama to select an alternate contender. Most republicans are hedging with the caveat, if the assertions prove to be true, then Judge Moore should step down.”

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Here is the rest of the story…

On November 9, 2017, Stephanie McCrummin, Beth Reinhard and Alice Crites penned the following report, Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32.”

Excerpts:

“Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.”

Family photo shows Leigh Corfman with her mother, Nancy Wells, around 1979 when Corfman was about 14 years old.

“It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat — was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.”

“He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’ ” says Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”

“Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.”

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“Two of Corfman’s childhood friends say she told them at the time that she was seeing an older man, and one says Corfman identified the man as Moore. Wells says her daughter told her about the encounter more than a decade later, as Moore was becoming more prominent as a local judge.”

“Aside from Corfman, three other women interviewed by The Washington Post in recent weeks say Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s, episodes they say they found flattering at the time, but troubling as they got older. None of the women say that Moore forced them into any sort of relationship or sexual contact.”

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“Leigh Corfman says she was 14 and working as a Santa’s helper at the Gadsden Mall when Moore first approached her, and 16 when he asked her on dates, which her mother forbade. Debbie Wesson Gibson says she was 17 when Moore spoke to her high school civics class and asked her out on the first of several dates that did not progress beyond kissing. Gloria Thacker Deason says she was an 18-year-old cheerleader when Moore began taking her on dates that included bottles of Mateus Rosé wine. The legal drinking age in Alabama was 19.”

“Of the four women, the youngest at the time was Corfman, who is the only one who says she had sexual contact with Moore that went beyond kissing. She says they did not have intercourse.”

The campaign said in a subsequent statement that if the allegations were true they would have surfaced during his previous campaigns, adding “this garbage is the very definition of fake news.”

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“Corfman, 53, who works as a customer service representative at a payday loan business, says she has voted for Republicans in the past three presidential elections, including for Donald Trump in 2016. She says she thought of confronting Moore personally for years, and almost came forward publicly during his first campaign for state Supreme Court in 2000, but decided against it. Her two children were still in school then and she worried about how it would affect them. She also was concerned that her background — three divorces and a messy financial history — might undermine her credibility.”

“There is no one here that doesn’t know that I’m not an angel,” Corfman says, referring to her home town of Gadsden.”

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“Corfman described her story consistently in six interviews with The Post. The Post confirmed that her mother attended a hearing at the courthouse in February 1979 through divorce records. Moore’s office was down the hall from the courtroom.”

“Neither Corfman nor any of the other women sought out The Post. While reporting a story in Alabama about supporters of Moore’s Senate campaign, a Post reporter heard that Moore allegedly had sought relationships with teenage girls. Over the ensuing three weeks, two Post reporters contacted and interviewed the four women. All were initially reluctant to speak publicly but chose to do so after multiple interviews, saying they thought it was important for people to know about their interactions with Moore. The women say they don’t know one another.”

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ROY MOORE

“I have prayed over this,” Corfman says, explaining why she decided to tell her story now. “All I know is that I can’t sit back and let this continue, let him continue without the mask being removed.”

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15 comments

  1. Gronda, there seems to be a pattern in his behavior as a 30 ish rogue. My educated guess is others will come forward. We speculated that there were some issues in his past. Even if he steps out (if he can, which is debatable) and a replacement wins, Moore should not be in the Senate with his beliefs. Keith

    • Dear Keith,

      As a former Guardian Ad Litem who used to work on cases like this, I can tell you with absolute certainty that there are numerous others. His denials are par for the course.

      But he has been outed . From what I understand, the absentee ballots have already been mailed. And he is stubbornly refusing to accept responsibility for his abhorrent behaviors.

      If the State of Alabama does not want the reputation of being a pedophile apologist, they would not have its officials saying the following:

      According to the Washing ton Post, The Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler said, .“There is nothing to see here,” Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler told the Washington Examiner. “The allegations are that a man in his early 30s dated teenage girls. Even the Washington Post report says that he never had sexual intercourse with any of the girls and never attempted sexual intercourse

      .”Here’s more from Zeigler:

      Moore never had “sexual intercourse” with the girl. Their relationship “happened almost 40 years ago.” And finally, “Roy Moore fell in love with one of the younger women.”

      Moore began dating his wife Kayla around this time, according to Ziegler. “He dated her. He married her, and they’ve been married about 35 years. They’re blessed with a wonderful marriage and his wife Kayla is 14 years younger than Moore.”

      And finally, the piece de resistance:

      “Take the Bible — Zachariah and Elizabeth, for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist,” Ziegler says, choosing his words carefully before invoking Christ. “Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.”

      “There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here,” Ziegler concluded. “Maybe just a little bit unusual.”

      According to Salon.com, “Alabama Marion County GOP chair David Hall also downplayed the allegations.
      “It was 40 years ago,” Hall told Daniel Dale, a reporter for the Toronto Star. “I really don’t see the relevance of it. He was 32. She was supposedly 14. She’s not saying that anything happened other than they kissed.” He added, “The other women that they’re using to corroborate: number one, one was 19, one was 17, one was 16. There’s nothing wrong with a 30-year-old single male asking a 19-year-old, a 17-year-old, or a 16-year-old out on a date.”

      Alabama Bibb County Republican chairman Jerry Pow told the Star’s Dale that he’d vote for Moore even if he had committed a sex crime against a teenage girl.
      “I would vote for Judge Moore because I wouldn’t want to vote for Doug [Jones],” Pow said, referring to Moore’s election opponent. “I’m not saying I support what he did.”

      Hugs, Gronda

      • Gronda, people should call men seeing no wrong on the carpet. How many fathers would be happy if their 14, 16 or 17 year old daughter dated a 32 year old? The correct comments are being made by senior GOP leaders who say “if true, then he needs to step down.” The authors of the quotes you note may have more than egg on their faces as others come forward. Keith

    • Dear Suzanne,

      I have been having a major anger meltdown over this story. I am blaming the republicans in the US Congress for having catapulted a pervert into the White House who bragged about being able to grab women’s body parts with impunity and for having the habit of barging into pageant dressing rooms so that he could ogle young ladies in various stages of undress.

      These republicans are in the pockets of the NRA and the fossil fuel industry lobbyists to where they have compromised their decency and humanity for 30 pieces of silver. .

      Thanks a million for all of your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

  2. And still the allegations continue.
    Folk are fighting back in all sorts of ways over all sorts of injustices. The Alt Right and the acolytes will squawk in outrage, but the majority of the population will see this odious man and the rest for what they are.

    • Dear Roger,

      This is quite the conundrum for the republican legislators. The US Senate needs to have a republican in place to support the tax cut plan but the leaders know that they’ll be skewered rightfully by the American public if Judge Moore becomes a senator.

      It is too late to take his name off the ballot itself and to replace him. In addition, he is refusing to step down.

      What’s really scary is that Judge Roy Moore could still win in the State of Alabama even with these allegations pending against him.

      Hugs, Gronda

  3. I’m glad that all of this surreptitious manipulation of people is finally being outed. For too long, powerful people have preyed on the weak… It is up to all of us to speak up on issues like this….Society has turned a blind eye because it didn’t want to be in firing range of these powerful political, social and intellectual leaders of society. The cracks in our time honoured social order are showing now and it is a perfect time to break it down and put something more honest, worthy and caring in place.

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