A former candidate for U.S. Senate from Alabama will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce new legal action against women he claims defamed him during his campaign.
“On Wednesday, July 25th at 3 PM central standard time, Judge Roy Moore and attorneys representing him will hold a press conference at the Etowah County Courthouse, Community Room 205, to announce further actions against new defendants for defamation of character and reputation during the U.S. Senate Election of December, 2017,” says a press release from Judge Roy Moore’s attorneys.
Moore’s campaign for Senate was derailed when he was accused of indecent behavior with an underage girl 40 years ago. So far, the five people being sued are Richard Hagadorn, Marjorie Leigh Corfman, Debbie Wesson Gibson, Beverly Young Nelson, Tina Turner Johnson.
Last year’s special election to find a replacement for Alabama’s Junior Senator was rocked when Judge Roy Moore, who was poised to win the seat, was hounded by rumors of sexual assault from three women. Those claims were so damaging to his reputation that Doug Jones, an unknown Democrat candidate, was able to beat Moore on election night.
While the media played up the accusations against Moore being from nine or more people, Judge Moore’s legal counsel made it clear at a press conference that there were three women accusers, and any inflated numbers were false.
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Defamation suits are notoriously difficult to win, but Moore is pressing forward.
His attorney, Melissa Isaak, was not immediately available for comment.
This story is developing.
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