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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:52 AM

Gadsden locals say Moore's predatory behavior at mall, restaurants not a secret

Roy Moore's penchant for flirting with teen girls was "common knowledge" and "not a big secret" around Gadsden, according to some area residents.

The Senate candidate has denied any wrongdoing in the wake of a report from The Washington Post in which four women accused Moore of inappropriate advances - and in one instance, a sexual encounter - toward them when they were teens and he was in his early 30s.

One of the four women claims she was 14 at the time, making her the only one whose claim would represent a legal violation. Moore has said he never met her. A fifth woman came forward this afternoon.

Moore and other Republican leaders have questioned why it took so long for his accusers, now in their 50s, to come forward publicly.

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/gadsden_residents_say_moores_b.html#incart_m-rpt-2

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:03 AM

1. Moore was a well known sexual predator

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:48 AM

2. The women did not "come forward"; WaPo dug up the story.

This was just good investigative journalism. The question the GOP should be asking is why it took so long for journalists to report this about Moore.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 03:07 AM

3. Good Alabama article, hope it gets a lot of exposure.

Colleagues and others who knew Moore told the Washington Post that he often walked alone around the Gadsden Mall.


"He would go and flirt with all the young girls," he said. "It'd seem like every Friday or Saturday night (you'd see him) walking around the mall, like the kids did."


He recalled being told by a mall employee that they kept watch for an older guy who was known to pick up younger girls. Nelms said he was told later by a concession worker at the mall that it was Roy Moore.


Legat, now 59, said an off-duty Gadsden police officer named J.D. Thomas told him about various people he should look out for when he was working. This was around 1981, and Thomas worked security at the mall.

One of the people was a pickpocket, he said, while another was someone prone to pick fights.

One was Roy Moore.

"I asked him, 'What did he do?'" Legat recalled. "He said, 'If you see him, let me know. I'll take care of it.'"


Thanks, Dulcinea

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 11:12 AM

4. You're welcome. eom

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