Judge Dismisses Woman’s Defamation Suit Against Roy Moore’s Campaign


  • August 11, 2021
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An Alabama judge has thrown out a defamation claim against Roy Moore’s Senate campaign that was filed by a woman who claims she was sexually abused by Moore when she was a teenager. Montgomery Circuit Judge John E. Rochester ruled that Leigh Corfman can only proceed with her lawsuit against Moore, not his former Senate campaign. Corfman filed the lawsuit in 2018, after alleging in 2017 that she was sexually abused by Moore nearly four decades earlier. The defamation suit was filed a month after Moore, an outspoken Christian conservative and former state Supreme Court judge, lost the U.S. Senate special election to Democrat Doug Jones. Corfman argued that she was defamed by his campaign representatives in the wake of the allegations. Moore and his Senate campaign “have defamed Ms. Corfman, repeatedly and in all forms of media, calling her a liar and questioning her motivation for publicly disclosing that ...