Roy Moore sues Highway 31 Super PAC over negative campaign ads

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Failed Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has filed a defamation lawsuit against a super PAC, claiming the campaign ads that ran during the Alabama U.S. Senate special election in December damaged his reputation.

Melissa Isaak, Moore’s attorney, said the Highway 31 Super PAC ran widespread defamatory and misleading ads during the 2017 race, which doubled-down on accusations of sexual misconduct that surfaced against Moore during the campaign. The suit alleges 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 reads.
Moore and his attorney announced the lawsuit during a press conference on Wednesday.

“The Moore’s have every intention of fighting back,” said Isaak said during the press conference with Moore and his wife, Kayla.

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 CorfmanDebbie Wesson Gibson, Beverly Young NelsonTina Turner Johnson, and other “unknown” defendants — for causing “irrevocable damage” to his reputation “that affected the outcome of the Senate election in December 2017.”

Watch Moore’s press conference announcing the lawsuit below:

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