Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman files defamation lawsuit against him

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The woman who said former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 14, filed a defamation lawsuit against Moore and his campaign on Thursday.

Leigh Corfman filed the suit in the Montgomery County Circuit Court.

In November, The Washington Post published a bombshell report with the accounts of Corfman and three other women who claimed Moore sexually pursued them when he was in his 30s and they were in their teens.

Corfman specifically said she was only 14 years old when Moore, then 32, approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. According to the report, he ultimately drove her to his home in the woods,told her she was pretty and kissed her, and then undressed her.

Moore has vehemently denied Corfman’s allegations of abuse, calling them “politically motivated,” “completely false” and “malicious.” She asserts those words are defamatory in the suit.

Corfman is not seeking financial compensation, only legal fees, and is looking for Moore to publicly apologize for what he has said about her. She is also seeking a court-enforced ban on Moore or his campaign that would prohibit him from allegedly criticizing her in the future.

Moore’s campaign representative Brett Doster, responded to the suit by saying, “We look forward to transparently discussing these matters in a court of law.”


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