The lawsuit, originally filed against the Highway 31 Super PAC in July alleged that the PAC ran widespread defamatory and misleading ads during the 2017 race, and doubled-down on accusations of sexual misconduct that surfaced against Moore during the campaign. The suit continued to allege that Highway 31 ran the “false” ads and “intentionally or recklessly failed to confirm the accuracy” of them.
“Despite knowing that the content was false or in reckless disregard thereof each one of (the defendants) did in fact run advertisements that contained false and defaming material,” the complaint read.
The motion to dismiss did not include a reason for why Moore is dropping the suit.
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.
Moore previously filed an earlier defamation suit in April when he sued some of the women who made accusations against him — Marjorie Leigh Corfman, Debbie Wesson Gibson, Beverly Young Nelson, Tina Turner Johnson, and other “unknown” defendants — for causing “irrevocable damage” to his reputation “that affected the outcome of the Senate election in December 2017.”
Moore filed another suit on Wednesday against Sacha Baron Cohen, CBS and Showtime for fraud, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He is currently seeking $95 million in punitive and compensatory damages for a July 29 episode of Cohen’s Showtime series, “Who Is America?”