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Report: Senate GOP Candidate Roy Moore Preyed on Underage Girls

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Four women have come forward to accuse former Alabama chief justice and Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore of engaging in inappropriate relationships with them when they were teenagers.

One of the women says Roy Moore took off his clothes and molested her when she was 14-years-old and he was 32.

From the Washington Post:

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.

Three other women say Moore pursued them when they were ages 14, 17, and 18 respectively. They say they did not have sexual relations with Moore at the time, but he asked them out on dates and kissed them.

The woman who was 14-years-old at the time says Moore first approached her while she was working as one of Santa's helpers which, I don't know, seems extra creepy to me.

Wendy Miller 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.

To my own surprise, virtually every Senate Republican you can point a camera at has quickly denounced Moore and called for him to drop out of the race.

Republicans have soft-pedaled by saying Moore should withdraw from the race 'if the accusations are true,' but the Washington Post spoke to 30 sources for their story and the woman who says Moore molested her when she was 14-years-old is a conservative who voted for Trump.

Given what we know about this kind of serial behavior, I would be surprised if Moore has only 4 victims. There could be more but it's understandable if they don't want to come forward. The right wing media machine is going to throw everything they have at these women.

I'm sure you know the rest of Roy Moore's story. He fought a years-long battle to display the Ten Commandments and he was recently kicked off the Alabama Supreme Court because he refused to follow the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.

  • muselet

    Given Roy Moore’s almost cartoonish homophobia, the only thing I find surprising about this story is that he was molesting girls and not boys.

    –alopecia

    • ninjaf

      Sad but true.

  • gescove

    He wanted to display the Ten Commandments because there isn’t one that specifically says “Thou shalt not fondle of underage girls twenty years younger than your pervert self”.

  • ninjaf

    What a shock! An exhibitionist Bible thumper has a sexual perversion. It’s like it’s the first time we are hearing a story like this. Or something.

    I hope these women are prepared for the hate and vitriol they are going to receive from conservatives because it is going to be a rough go for them. If they think that their conservative bona fides are going to be enough to protect them from the likes of Alex Jones, they are sadly mistaken.

    • Username1016

      Well, at least they chose a moment when all of womankind is rising up saying “We’re not going to take it anymore!” Doesn’t make it easy, but the numbers help — nothing so lonely as trying to speak up when nobody else is.

      • ninjaf

        Definitely. I just hope they are prepared for the onslaught because it is going to be fierce and unforgiving. And they have more women getting their back, so that will help some. But I am guessing there is an existential crisis coming for them and their conservative identity. I hope they are expecting it, that’s all I am saying.

  • Username1016

    Funny how it’s always the most Righteous ones who get caught diddling children. It’s almost like they make all that noise about Righteousness so that no one will suspect.

  • *voice of Kerr Avon* Imagine my surprise 😐

  • Aynwrong

    My God…

    If this turns out to be true and Republicans in Alabama still vote for him…