Leigh Corfman Files Suit Against Roy Moore

Jan 5, 2018

Leigh Corfman at age 14, in 1979.
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A woman who says failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore molested her when she was 14 has filed a defamation lawsuit against Moore and his campaign.

Leigh Corfman filed the lawsuit yesterday. She argues Moore and his campaign defamed her and made false statements as they denied various sexual misconduct accusations in the midst of the U.S. Senate race.

Corfman says Moore sexually abused her when she was 14 and then "called me a liar and immoral when I publicly disclosed his misconduct."

Corfman was one of several women who said Moore pursued them when they were teenagers. The lawsuit asks Moore to publicly apologize. It asks for him to pay legal fees, but does not ask for any monetary compensation.

Moore’s campaign issued a statement saying "We look forward to transparently discussing these matters in a court of law."