US Roy Moore sues accuser for defamation

23:06  10 april  2018
23:06  10 april  2018 Source:   The Hill

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Leigh Corfman, one of the women who accused failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, is suing Moore and his campaign for defamation due to the sharp personal attacks she encountered after coming forward with her allegations.

One of the women who accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct is suing Moore and his campaign for defamation . Leigh Corfman is seeking a public apology from Moore for the ex-Republican Senate candidate’s public attacks on her credibility.

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Former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) is suing one of the women who has accused him of sexual misconduct for defamation.

Moore filed a counterclaim against accuser Leigh Corfman after she initially sued the former candidate for defamation, AL.com reported Tuesday.

Moore's attorney made the filings in a Montgomery County court late Monday night. The documents describe Corfman's lawsuit as "frivolous and groundless" and "strongly" denies the allegations of sexual misconduct by Moore.

"This is and has been a political attempt to smear the good name and reputation of Judge Roy Moore, and we will not let this injustice continue," Moore's attorney, Melissa Isaak, said in a statement Tuesday.

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An Alabama woman who accused failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old is suing Moore and his campaign for defamation . In the lawsuit filed in state court in Montgomery County, Ala.

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Moore is also requesting that the case be moved out of Montgomery County to Etowah County. His legal defense fund claimed that the case was filed in Montgomery "for political reasons to hide the truth from the public about these false allegations," according to the Daily Beast.

A judge has already denied Moore's request to move the case.

Corfman had sued Moore in January for defamation.

"Our client has been repeatedly called a liar - including in this court filing by Roy Moore," Corfman's lawyer said in a statement to AL.com. "As we have said all along, Ms. Corfman's focus is on holding those who say that she lied accountable, and we look forward to the discovery process in our case against Mr. Moore and his campaign committee and defending our client in court."

Corfman was one of several women who came forward during Moore's failed Senate bid last year to accuse him of inappropriate sexual contact when they were teenagers.

Moore has denied the allegations.

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