“I have never known this woman, or anything,”
A woman by the name of Leigh Corfman spoke with The Washington Post on Friday, accusing the Republican Senate candidate, Roy Moore, of sexual assault in 1979. The woman claims that at the time of the assault, she was only the age of 14. Mr. Moore has denied these claims and has responded to others flurrying around the Senate regarding having dated young women under the age of 18. In an interview with Sean Hannity, Mr. Moore stated “I don’t remember ever dating any girl without the permission of her mother,” and when asked about dating women under the age of 18 while in his 30’s, he responded with “Not generally, no.” Mr. Moore has described the claims as politically charged. Mr. Moore stated that the allegations to be
“yet another attack on my character and reputation in a desperate attempt to stop my political campaign for the United States Senate.”
Mr. Moore is better known as being the candidate who won the Republican primary senate race in Alabama, despite President Trump urging voters to nominate Luther Strange. The breaking news of Ms. Coffman’s claim has taken the attention from winning his primary nomination and shifted the focus towards blocking his path to winning the special election on December 12th. Republicans are calling for Roy Moore to step aside in the senate race however he has assured his supporters he will not do as requested. Other republicans, such as Cory Gardner and Lisa Murkowski, are urging Luther Strange to run as a write in candidate with strategical support. Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority leader, according to The New York Times has contacted Luther Strange after the news broke. When Mr, McConnell was asked to comment, he left much of his personal thought on the idea to the imagination.
You’d have to ask Luther what his intentions are, given this development.
Sexual assault claims have been appearing in Hollywood news over the past several weeks after the New York Times released an investigation into multiple allegations and pay offs related to the Hollywood elitist, Harvey Weinstein. Celebrities such as Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow have spoken out against the actor and have invoked the courage of other females in the industry to speak of their own experiences. Other male actors such as Louis C.K and Kevin Spacey have also been named in recent allegations, pulling support from their past and upcoming work while focusing on their misconduct. Roy Moore is the first political candidate to be affiliated with the outbursts of sexual assault claims that have made headlines in 2017.