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Luther Strange: Moore allegations are 'very, very, disturbing'

10 November 2017

The response from Gardner, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP lawmakers follow a report by The Washington Post that detailed Moore's molestation of a young girl when he was 32 and she was 14.

The Post also uncovered three other women who say that Moore attempted to "pursue" them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18. The women say he did not initiate sex and are troubled by the encounters.

Corfman said she chose to come forward this time because she couldn't "let this continue". He gave some of them alcohol - at a time when the legal drinking age was 19.

MSNBC host Ali Velshi asked Breitbart News senior editor at large Joel Pollak to respond Thursday to accusations in The Washington Post against Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. Moore's Ten Commandments monument was recently removed from the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Alabama.

Moore's name can not be removed from the ballot before the December 12 special election even if he withdraws from the race, according to John Bennett, a spokesman for the Alabama secretary of state.

On Thursday, Moore issued a statement saying the charges were untrue. He's also a Vietnam veteran and former prosecutor.

Two of her friends at the time recall her talking about spending time with an older man, one of whom said she identified him as Moore. He has been harshly critical of transgender people serving in the US military.

Moore told The Post: "These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign".

Here's the list of the women named by the Post, both underage and not, including a summary of their allegations.

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"The Washington Post has already endorsed the Judge's opponent, and for months, they have engaged in a systematic campaign to distort the truth about the Judge's record and career and derail his campaign".

According to the Post, Leigh Corfman, 53, said Moore approached her and struck up a relationship that soon turned sexual in 1979, when he was an assistant district attorney.

On a second visit, he took off her shirt and trousers, stripped to his underwear, touched her over her bra and underpants, and guided her hand to touch his crotch, she told the Post.

"I wanted it over with - I wanted out", Corfman tells the Post. A few days later, Corfman says he picked her up at her home and drove her to his house, where he touched her over her bra and panties and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.

On her behalf, Borden's attorneys submitted an affidavit "in July of 1996 alleging that she heard Moore condemning gay people in a conversation with a man she did not know while she was sitting outside his office". Jeff Sessions to serve as the US attorney general. "Chief Justice Moore completed his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1977".

An Alabama political columnist, however, remarked on Twitter that rumors had been floating prior to the Post's story.

But Alabama election law appears to indicate, with little ambiguity, that the deadline has passed for candidates to be replaced on the ballot.

Corfman says she "thought of confronting Moore personally for years" and that she nearly contacted the press with her story during Moore's first campaign for state Supreme Court in 2000.

Luther Strange: Moore allegations are 'very, very, disturbing'