Corfman said she seeks to “hold Mr. Moore and those who enable him accountable.”
One of the women who accused Roy Moore of engaging in sexual misconduct decades ago is suing the defeated Alabama Senate candidate and his campaign for defamation.
The Washington Post reports that Leigh Corfman filed a suit Thursday, saying that Moore and his campaign attacked her as a liar when she spoke publicly about her encounter with Moore in 1979.
Corfman told the Washington Post on November 9 that Moore had groped and kissed her when she was 14, and he was a 32-year-old district attorney. (The legal age of consent in Alabama, then and now, is 16.)
Moore denied the accusations against him — which upended his Senate race, which he ultimately lost — calling them “false and misleading.” The candidate also denied knowing Corfman in an interview with conservative host Sean Hannity after the allegations first broke.
Moore repeatedly tried to discredit Corfman, and the other women, throughout the campaign. “Allegations of sexual misconduct with her [Corfman] are completely false,” Moore said during the campaign. “I believe they are politically motivated. I believe they are brought only to stop a very successful campaign, and that’s what they’re doing.”
Corfman is not seeking any compensation beyond legal fees to pay for the suit, though she is asking for an apology and a ban on Moore speaking publicly against her again, according to the Post.