#fakenews: Mall officials, workers assert Roy Moore was never banned from Gadsden Mall

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The strategist for Roy S. Moore told the media that the campaign has knocked down the mainstream media narrative that the former judge, who is the Alabama GOP nominee for the Dec. 12 special Senate election, was banned from the Gadsden Mall.

“We are intent upon bringing out the truth, when no one in the press or in D.C. seems to care,” said Brett Doster, Moore’s campaign strategist.

Doster said three individuals with direct knowledge of the mall’s security and operations debunked the narrative.

“The quotes from these three people who would have personal knowledge of the mall’s security protocol completely counter everything alleged by the liberal media and the Moore Campaign’s political enemies,” he said.

“Roy Moore is an honorable man, and his character is being affirmed by those who know him best,” he said.

Johnny Adams said he was employed by the Gadsden Mall for 26 years and the mall’s operations manager for 14 years, overseeing mall security.

“In my 26 years working at Gadsden Mall, I never heard anything about Roy Moore being banned from the mall or any other mention of issues concerning him,” Adams said.

“As the operations manager overseeing mall security, I would have been aware of something like that,” he said.

Johnnie V. Sanders, Gadsden Mall employee from late 1970s to mid-2000s, said he was intimately knowledgeable about goings-on at the mall.

Sanders said there was a man banned from the mall for behavior similar to acts Moore is accused of doing.

“During my time at the Gadsden Mall, I formed many lifelong relationships including one with Barnes Boyle and his wife, Brenda,” Sanders said.

Barnes Boyle was manager of the Gadsden Mall and Brenda was my manager at Morrison’s Cafeteria for many years. Because of this relationship, I was abreast on the latest situations that happened throughout the Gadsden Mall during that time period. There was a prominent man of Etowah County, whom is now deceased that was banned for reasons such as the allegations against Judge Moore. However, due to respect for the family, I decline to reveal his name. Despite allegations against other patrons of the mall, I never heard of Roy Moore’s name come in conversation with any such misconduct against women or a supposed banning from the Gadsden Mall.

Barnes Boyle, a former manager of the Gadsden Mall from 1981 to 1986, said he would have known if Moore was banned from the mall during his time there. “We did have written reports and things. To my knowledge, he was not banned from the mall.”

Doster said he trusts the local voters to dismiss the charges aimed at Moore from the national press.

“The people of Alabama are tired of false accusations and one-sided reporting from the liberal media,” he said.

“Truth matters or it doesn’t and the Moore campaign will deliver the truth about the character of Judge Roy Moore to affirm what the people of Alabama are already convinced of.”