By Matthew Geiger|ALABAMA
Roy Moore, who is the Republican Nominee for Alabama’s open Senate seat, found himself in a tough position today when four women came out and stated that Moore had pursued sexual relationships with them while still in their teens.
One of the women, Leigh Corfman, stated that she was just 14 years-old when Moore had begun speaking with her. After two encounters, Moore made sexual advances on Corfman, taking off her shirt and pants, as well as his own. Moore then touched her over the bra and directed her hand over the top of his underwear.
“I wanted it over with – I wanted out,” Corfman remembers thinking. “Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over.”
It is important to note that the age of the consent at the time was, and still is, 16.
Another woman, Wendy Miller, said that Moore had asked her out on dates when she was only sixteen. She had been working as Santa’s helper at a mall when Moore first encountered her.
The two other women, Debbie Gibson and Gloria Deason, confessed to having relationships with Moore when they were just 17 and 18. Deason also reported that her interactions included wine, which was illegal for an 18-year-old to consume at the time.
Moore, in a written statement, refuted the accusations.
“These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign”
None of the four women have donated to Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, according to FEC reports.
It remains to be seen what will come of this story. However, it is important to note that everything reported thus far are simply accusations, and are not fact. As of the time of this article, no official indictments or charges have been filed against Roy Moore.