AL.com Peddles Falsehood that Moore Camp Levied Salacious Claims at Corfman
Lawyers from the Corfman camp accusing former Judge Roy Moore of “defamation” are themselves guilty of publicizing salacious information about Corfman, according to new information obtained by Big League Politics.
Paul Gattis, who covers Roy Moore for AL.com made the false claim in his March 11 article”Leigh Corfman fires back at Roy Moore’s ‘personal attacks.
Gattis gives readers the impression that Moore is unilaterally making specious and salacious claims about Corfman — but either intentionally or sloppily, leaves out the fact that it was Corfman’s attorneys and her former attorney and lifelong friend Eddie Sexton, who confirmed the testimony of Sexton associate Gary Lantrip in which Lantrip recounted Sexton’s own denigration of Corfman
Sexton himself even confirmed Lantrip’s testimony in his own deposition — a deposition Corfman’s attorneys entered into the record.
If Gattis’s story is the only thing people read, they’d walk away unaware that Corfman’s attorneys — not Moore — are actually attacking Corfman, and then have the temerity to play the victim by running to a compliant press at AL.com to carry their water for them.
It’s worth repeating: There are at least two depositions of other individuals corroborating the information Corfman’s own attorneys released discrediting Corfman and throwing doubt onto her claims. Yet Paul Gattis only focused on one deposition of a Moore supporter.
Gary Lantrip is a personal friend of Corfman’s attorney, Eddie Sexton — whose colorful comments were affirmed and averred by the same individual in sworn testimony before the court. Lantrip swore to the truth of Sexton’s comments.
Later, in Sexton’s own deposition, the former Corfman attorney confirmed Sexton’s description of Corfman’s sexually promiscuous lifestyle and her having been thrown into sex parties.
Notably, none of the facts presented by Lantrip and Sexton, her lifelong friend and attorney, respectively — ever enter the public discourse if Corfman doesn’t bring this lawsuit against Judge Moore.
Notably, this is a lawsuit filed by Leigh Corfman. It is a lawsuit that has been called frivolous.
Therefore, the lawsuit which resulted in Sexton’s testimony about Corfman — his former client and lover — and Gary Lantrip’s testimony, is the source of Ms. Corfman’s ill repute, not Judge Moore, and not Breitbart.
Despite all these facts, the legacy media outlets like the Washington Post and AL.com persist in carrying water for Corfman and her attorneys by blatantly ignoring public court documents readily available to anyone willing to do a bit of research.
The legacy media in Alabama, led by Paul Gattis, and in D.C., led by the Washington Post, are intently pursuing the uncorroborated claim that someone offered Sexton to denigrate his former client Leigh Corfman.
Each of these news outlets failed to report that Sexton denigrated Corfman without being paid any funds, and he did so under oath. Gary Lantrip confirmed Sexton’s doubts about Corfman’s credibility, and he also did so without having been paid anything, also under oath.
As of today, no one has paid anyone any amount of money for anyone to denigrate Leigh Corfman.
Her own attorney is doing it all on his own. And the legacy media covering the court proceedings continues to ignore these facts.
Big League Politics decided to look into how a supposedly seasoned reporter like Paul Gattis could fail to perform even the most basic fact check on the claim he reported on 11 March.
Was Gattis aware of the testimonies given by Sexton about his former client and sex partner? Where did Mr. Gattis acquire the facts for his story? Did Mr. Gattis ever review the court depositions personally?
These and other pertinent questions were submitted to the AL.com reporter yesterday and as of 5 p.m. CST. Sadly, Mr. Gattis was unavailable for comment.
Here’s a run-down of the testimony Mr. Gattis chose to ignore:
According to testimony taken under oath of Corfman’s former attorney and lifelong friend Eddie Sexton, and of Sexton’s client, Gary Lantrip, Corfman’s behavior is far from consistent with the “good girl” image she consistently projects.
When Eddie [Sexton] said he was going to drop her, he said she’s (F’d expletive) everybody in Gadsden, including
himself, and that her dad was a doctor and they used to throw sex parties when she was young so she was put in with that as a young girl, and he’s known her her whole life. (Lantrip deposition, p. 110)
When Sexton was asked under oath if he had, in fact, made the above statement, he answered:
I don’t know if that is exactly what I said. I probably did. I mean, I probably did tell him that I had sex with her. (Sexton deposition, p. 113)
When asked about sex parties being thrown when Corfman was young, Sexton stated:
I don’t know — I don’t know about young. I said that I had heard that, too. I mean, I probably did tell him that. (Sexton deposition, p. 118)
Sexton was subsequently asked, who he had heard that from, and he replied;
I don’t know. Probably people at the Country Club, kinda sorta. Like it would have been kids. I don’t know nothing. I doubt that it would have been somebody that would have claimed to be there.” (Sexton deposition p 119)
Finally, when asked if he thought any of his comments, as related by Lantrip, were “disparaging” of Leigh Corfman, Sexton replied:
“I think they could be, yeah.” (Sexton Deposition, pp. 119-20)
As one can read in the publicly available court documents, the person disparaging Leigh Corfman is her former attorney who has “known her her whole life.”