An Alabama woman accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her decades ago when she was a teenager and he was in his 30s.

Leigh Corfman said she first met Moore outside an Alabama courtroom in 1979, 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.

She said Moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, got her phone number and called her several days later and they agreed to meet. During a second visit, she said Moore took off his shirt and pants and removed her clothes. He then touched her over her bra and underpants and put her hand over his underwear. Corfman said she got dressed and asked Moore to drive her home. He did.

Corfman said that on one of the visits, Moore also gave her alcohol.

Now 53, Corfman, who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and Republican candidates in the past three presidential elections, said she thought about confronting Moore several times, especially when he first ran for the state Supreme Court in 2000, but decided against it.

She said her two children were in school and she feared they would be negatively affected.
Corfman also told the newspaper she worried she wouldn’t be believed because of her background, which included three divorces, arrests, drug and alcohol use and a chaotic financial history.

A Moore’s campaign statement called the story a “last ditch Hail Mary” to discredit Moore by the liberal mediawho back his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones. with fake news and intentional defamation.

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