Roy Moore, alleged pedophile, failed Senate candidate and a name I keep hoping will just go away, has nosed his way out of his midden heap to file a defamation lawsuit on Monday against four women he’s accusing of ruining his otherwise sterling reputation.
Moore, who in December narrowly lost an Alabama special election after it was revealed that he had a history of preying upon teenage girls, is suing four of his accusers on the basis that they defamed and conspired against him.
According to the complaint, the women—Leigh Corfman, Debbie Gibson, Tina Johnson and Beverly Nelson—all committed slander and libel against poor Moore “by making statements which were false, malicious, and made with intentional or reckless disregard of the truth and with the intent that those statements be published to others, including through state and national media.”
“Those statements caused harm to the reputation and character of Judge Moore and also to his wife Kayla, lowered their standing in the community and discouraged members of the community from associating with them,” the suit said.
Corfman, who accused Moore of sexually assaulted her when she was just 14 years old, released a statement via her attorney, Neil Roman:
“These latest claims by the Moore camp have no more merit than those he has made before,” Roman said in the statement. “Leigh Corfman stands by the accuracy of every one of her statements about Mr. Moore’s sexual abuse of her when she was a 14-year-old high school freshman and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. Ms. Corfman is no longer a teenager and is not going to let Mr. Moore victimize her again.”
Corfman filed a lawsuit against Moore in January, saying that he and his campaign “have defamed Ms. Corfman, repeatedly and in all forms of media, calling her a liar and questioning her motivation for publicly disclosing that Mr. Moore sexually abused her in 1979 when she was a 14-year-old high school freshman and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney.”
Feel free to watch Moore’s press conference below, if you can stomach it.