Leigh Corfman Files Suit Against Roy Moore

Hannah Rogers
January 5, 2018

She is asking for a declaratory judgment of defamation, a public apology from Moore, and a court-enforced ban on him or his campaign publicly attacking her again. Corfman said she later arranged to meet Moore and that he took her to his home and initiated the encounter.

The lawsuit outlines 11 instances in which Moore publicly denied Corfman's allegations or denied knowing her altogether.

Leigh Corfman is not seeking financial compensation beyond legal costs, said her attorney, Neil Roman.

Corfman and her mother have said that Moore first approached her as she waited outside a custody hearing at the Etowah County courthouse.

During the campaign, Corfman says Moore and the campaign repeatedly called her a liar and ignored her requests to stop attacking her. Weeks later, in a complaint that unsuccessfully sought to disqualify the election results, Moore said a polygraph confirmed that he did not know her.

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Efforts to immediately reach Moore for comment were unsuccessful, and a text message to Kayla Moore, Moore's wife, was not immediately returned. "Ms. Corfman wishes that defendants had heeded her requests to cease their defamation of her and seeks judicial intervention as a last resort to hold Defendants accountable for their misconduct, including a declaration that defendants" denials of Mr. Moore's sexual abuse of her and their characterization of her account of this abuse as "false, ' 'malicious, ' and 'immoral, ' among other untrue statements, are defamatory, as well as injunctive relief against these statements".

A representative of Moore's campaign, Brett Doster, said, "We look forward to transparently discussing these matters in a court of law".

Roy Moore, a Republican, lost to Democrat Doug Jones in last year's special Senate election in Alabama. The lawsuit was filed a day after Jones was sworn in as a member of the Senate.

The wife of former U.S. Senate Republican nominee Roy Moore has revealed the identity of the Moores' "Jewish attorney" she mentioned in a December 11 speech. During the 2016 campaign, Trump called the claims by multiple women that he had touched them improperly "big lies", and he called the women "liars". She says Moore has made "false denials with reckless disregard of the truth" during an interview on nationally-syndicated radio program The Sean Hannity Show.

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