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WhiskeyGrinder

(22,721 posts)
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:00 PM Nov 2017

Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.888b5a9629bf

Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.

It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat — was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

“He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’ ” says Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”

Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.



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Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32 (Original Post) WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 OP
Won't Matter To His Supporters. Still Likely To Win That Seat. TheMastersNemesis Nov 2017 #1
Yes this is sadly true. Initech Nov 2017 #24
Uh oh gratuitous Nov 2017 #2
He called it "fake news" from the "National Democrat Party," so there you go. WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 #3
Videos of him doing it wouldnt matter AT ALL. If he says fake news, then fake news it is. Eliot Rosewater Nov 2017 #26
If this is true, there are others. There always are. HopeAgain Nov 2017 #4
From the article: WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 #6
2 of them went with him. grantcart Nov 2017 #30
Which goes to show he shouldn't have been propositioning in the first place. WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 #31
I wonder if others will come forward. Ilsa Nov 2017 #5
From the article: WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 #7
I cannot express how creeped out I am by this. Coventina Nov 2017 #8
Doubt this will change even one mind of one of his supporters. No matter how egregious his conduct SweetieD Nov 2017 #9
But if it changes enough minds of swing voters or those who haven't decidedyet. Kaleva Nov 2017 #11
The real shame is the women down there that will vote for him Thrill Nov 2017 #17
sexual harassment and abuse only matter if you liberal/Dem mamas Nov 2017 #10
"especially the evangelicals" FiveGoodMen Nov 2017 #27
Cue the supporters shrieking: "WHY DID SHE WAIT TO COME FORWARD??!" mreilly Nov 2017 #12
They didn't come forward sarah FAILIN Nov 2017 #22
Waste of time... brooklynite Nov 2017 #13
Shame on you. WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 #15
...in which case it should have brought up during the runoff... brooklynite Nov 2017 #16
THe primary and runoff were before Weinstein right? crazycatlady Nov 2017 #18
Why would those times have been better? WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 #20
The fact that this came up now tells me it is tied to the election... brooklynite Nov 2017 #23
What would we do without you. WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 #25
K&R Solly Mack Nov 2017 #14
Obviously his next step is POTUS. sarah FAILIN Nov 2017 #19
The amount of people who are commenting about how the timing could have been better or it's no big WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 #21
A certain percentage of Republicans will like him even more because of this Saboburns Nov 2017 #28
he does like "younger women" handmade34 Nov 2017 #29

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
2. Uh oh
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:02 PM
Nov 2017

This might not play well in this atmosphere. I wonder if Roy Moore will respond with anything other than bluster and calumny?

HopeAgain

(4,407 posts)
4. If this is true, there are others. There always are.
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:04 PM
Nov 2017

Will anyone else have the courage to come forward? In Alabama, I would understand if they didn't.

WhiskeyGrinder

(22,721 posts)
6. From the article:
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:05 PM
Nov 2017
Aside from Corfman, three other women interviewed by The Washington Post in recent weeks say Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s, episodes they say they found flattering at the time, but troubling as they got older. None of the women say that Moore forced them into any sort of relationship or sexual contact.

Ilsa

(61,731 posts)
5. I wonder if others will come forward.
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:04 PM
Nov 2017

I guess age 14 is below the age of consent in Alabama, but I would not be surprised if it wasn't.

WhiskeyGrinder

(22,721 posts)
7. From the article:
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:06 PM
Nov 2017
Aside from Corfman, three other women interviewed by The Washington Post in recent weeks say Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s, episodes they say they found flattering at the time, but troubling as they got older. None of the women say that Moore forced them into any sort of relationship or sexual contact.

SweetieD

(1,660 posts)
9. Doubt this will change even one mind of one of his supporters. No matter how egregious his conduct
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:14 PM
Nov 2017

is or was.

Kaleva

(36,575 posts)
11. But if it changes enough minds of swing voters or those who haven't decidedyet.
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:29 PM
Nov 2017

Moore could be toast

 

mamas

(76 posts)
10. sexual harassment and abuse only matter if you liberal/Dem
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:25 PM
Nov 2017

This will go no where but to the "fake news" bin for most of the RW, especially the evangelicals.

FiveGoodMen

(20,018 posts)
27. "especially the evangelicals"
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:12 PM
Nov 2017

Because that group has been carefully and relentlessly conditioned from very early, impressionable childhood.

They've been told that every fact that differs from their alternate reality is just the devil trying to confuse them -- yes, really.

They've been showered with group love and approval in their churches every time they assert that real evidence has NOT changed their minds (they call this "faith" and are very proud of it).

They now get a warm fuzzy every time they intentionally deny whatever evidence the world might present to them.

And then they go back to church where they're reassured that everyone agrees with them.

 

mreilly

(2,120 posts)
12. Cue the supporters shrieking: "WHY DID SHE WAIT TO COME FORWARD??!"
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:31 PM
Nov 2017

... just like when President Pussy-grabber was accused by all those women of sexual assault.

Oh, but those women who accused Harvey Weinstein were all heroes for exposing the "corrupt elitist liberal agenda in which sexual assault is endemic."

(Note: Weinstein, Trump and Moore are all scumbags).

brooklynite

(95,538 posts)
13. Waste of time...
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:34 PM
Nov 2017

Claims that weren't adjudicated and are brought up at the last minute will be disregarded by just about everybody.

brooklynite

(95,538 posts)
16. ...in which case it should have brought up during the runoff...
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:39 PM
Nov 2017

...or the Primary...

...or the times Moore ran for chief Judge.

crazycatlady

(4,492 posts)
18. THe primary and runoff were before Weinstein right?
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:41 PM
Nov 2017

It seems like that was the catalyst for women (and men-- see Kevin Spacey) coming forward.

WhiskeyGrinder

(22,721 posts)
20. Why would those times have been better?
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:43 PM
Nov 2017

It's like you think this might actually have an effect on an election and that's the only reason anyone should come forward, or something.

brooklynite

(95,538 posts)
23. The fact that this came up now tells me it is tied to the election...
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:52 PM
Nov 2017

...and I don't object to bringing it up, but given the timing, nobody should have any illusion that this will sway any voters, even moderate ones.

WhiskeyGrinder

(22,721 posts)
21. The amount of people who are commenting about how the timing could have been better or it's no big
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:44 PM
Nov 2017

deal because it won't change voters' minds is staggering to me. Staggering.

Saboburns

(2,807 posts)
28. A certain percentage of Republicans will like him even more because of this
Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:12 PM
Nov 2017

see also Johnstown PA regarding voting for Donald and his 'locker room' talk

"At least it wasn't little boys" said one Trumpian.

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