PressTV-Alabama woman sues Roy Moore for defamation

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

Leigh Corfman’s lawsuit, filed in Alabama’s Montgomery County Circuit Court on Thursday, cited negative attacks by Moore and his supporters after she made her accusations. The lawsuit, seen by Reuters, seeks a judgment of defamation, a public apology, and legal costs.

“By this lawsuit, I seek to do what I could not do as a 14-year-old — hold Mr. Moore and those who enable him accountable,” Corfman said in a statement that was emailed by her attorneys.

Moore, Alabama’s former chief judge, has denied the allegations, calling them “completely false and a desperate political attack.”

Representatives of his campaign could not immediately be reached for comment on Thursday.

Moore, a Republican known for staunchly conservative views, was defeated in…

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