Roy Moore threatens lawsuit over Washington Post allegations

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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate-hopeful Roy Moore said a lawsuit will be filed over a bombshell The Washington Post report that detailed the accounts of four women who claim he sexually pursued them when he was in his 30s and they were in their teens.

With the Dec. 12 special election only four weeks away, Moore assured supporters during a campaign event Sunday night at the Huntsville Christian Academy in Huntsville, Ala. that the report was “fake news” and “a desperate attempt to stop my political campaign.”

“The Washington Post published another attack on my character and reputation because they are desperate to stop my political campaign. These attacks said I was with a minor child and are false and untrue — and for which they will be sued,” Moore said at the event.
Moore’s remarks come amid increasing pressure from the Republican Party to drop out of the race.

“Why would they come now? Because there are groups that don’t want me in the United States Senate,” he said, calling out the Democratic Party and the Republican establishment. “We do not plan to let anybody deter us from this race.”

It is unknown whether or not Moore will actually follow through with a lawsuit. He provided no details about what type of suit he planned to file or when he planned to file it.

The event was closed to reporters, but the Moore campaign broadcast the event live on Facebook. 

Watch Moore’s Huntsville speech below: