Last week, Republican Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore was accused of sexual misconduct by four different women. Now, the mother of one of the women has come forward to say that Washington Post reporters actually forced her daughter to speak out about her allegations against Moore.
Breitbart reported that the mother of Leigh Corfman, who says that Alabama Senatorial Candidate Roy Moore tried to engage in a sexual encounter with her when she was 14, said that reporters worked to convince her daughter to give an interview about her allegations against Moore. Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71, said that her daughter would not have come forward if it weren’t for The Post reporter’s alleged actions.
“She did not go to them,” said Wells. “They called her.”
“They tried to convince her to do it?” the reporter asked.
“Yes,” Wells replied in a matter-of-fact tone.
“It wasn’t done for politics, you know,” Wells added. “It was done for personal reasons. And it wouldn’t have been done if the reporters hadn’t contacted my daughter.”
When asked why Corfman came forward 38 years after the incident took place, Wells replied, “She was contacted by the reporter. That’s why.”
The Post reported:
Neither Corfman nor any of the other women sought out The Post. While reporting a story in Alabama about supporters of Moore’s Senate campaign, a Post reporter heard that Moore allegedly had sought relationships with teenage girls. Over the ensuing three weeks, two Post reporters contacted and interviewed the four women. All were initially reluctant to speak publicly but chose to do so after multiple interviews, saying they thought it was important for people to know about their interactions with Moore. The women say they don’t know one another.
Wells also contradicted a major part of her daughter’s story when she said that Corfman did not have a phone in her bedroom during the period that Moore is reported to have allegedly called Corfman – purportedly on Corfman’s bedroom phone – to arrange at least one encounter.
Moore has denied all of the allegations against him.
“These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore said.
“This garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation,” his campaign said in a statement, going on to point out that Moore has been married to his wife, Kayla, for nearly 33 years and has four children and five grandchildren.
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