Roy Moore announced the filing of a defamation and political conspiracy lawsuit on Monday at his first press conference since losing the U.S. Senate election.
Moore claims the allegations from this group caused “irrevocable damage” to his reputation “that affected the outcome of the Senate election in December 2017.”
“The people of Alabama deserve to know the truth, that the accusations made against Judge Moore during the U.S. Senate campaign arose from a political conspiracy to destroy his personal reputation and defeat him in the special Senate election for United States Senate,” said Melissa Isaak, Moore’s attorney.
In November, The Washington Post published a bombshell report with the accounts of Corfman, Gibson, and one other woman who claimed Moore sexually pursued them when he was in his 30s and they were in their teens.
Nelson appeared on television several days later, with her attorney, Gloria Allred, and accused Moore of attempting to rape her behind a restaurant where she worked in 1977 when she was 16.
Johnson later came forward, accusing Moore of grabbing her buttocks in 1991 while she was leaving his law office during a meeting with her mother.
Moore’s team said he’s filing the lawsuit “not only to hold accountable those who are guilty of slanderous and libelous conduct, but also to restore his good name, character, and reputation with the people of Alabama.”
Read a full copy of the suit here.