Project Veritas Linked to False Moore Accuser

Nov 28, 2017

A conservative group known for clandestine, undercover investigations has been tied to a woman who falsely told the Washington Post that Roy Moore had impregnated her as a teenager.

That’s according to a story published in the Washington Post yesterday. Moore has been accused of multiple instances of sexual misconduct recently. But the paper determined that one accuser who approached them earlier this month, identified as Jaime Phillips, made up a story likely designed to embarrass the paper.

According to the Post story, reporters saw Phillips walking into the New York offices of Project Veritas, a conservative group with a long track record of targeting major media outlets and Democratic organizations, often using hidden cameras and recorders and using assumed identities.

Phillips reportedly approached the Washington Post and in a series of interviews over two weeks, told reporters about an alleged sexual relationship with Moore in 1992 that led to an abortion when she was 15.

She repeatedly pressed Post reporters to give their opinions on the effect that her claims could have on Moore's candidacy if she went public. The Post did not publish Phillips' claims and confronted her with inconsistencies in her story.

A previous Project Veritas sting led to the demise of ACORN, a community organizing group that they portrayed as engaged in criminal activity via hidden camera videos.