Judge Roy Moore Files Defamation Suit Against Democrat PAC, Adding to List of Defendants
A former candidate for U.S. Senate from Alabama has filed a defamation suit against a mysterious Democrat Political Action Committee, alleging that the group defamed him during his campaign.
“Today, Judge [Roy] Moore and his attorneys are filing suit against Highway 31 and related organizations and individuals who defamed him through false and malicious accusations during the U.S. Senate race of 2017,” said a press release from the Judge Moore Defense Fund.
Moore lost narrowly to Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) after allegations that he acted indecently with a minor 40 years ago.
“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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“We all know that politics have become very dirty, and no better example can be found than what Highway 31, a so called super PAC, did to Judge Roy Moore in the senate race of 2017,” said Moore’s attorney Melissa Isaac. “It seems that nobody ever stands up to political corruption or the biased media, but that ends today. The Highway 31 shopping mall ad was a political hit job, and the people behind this ad acted intentionally and with reckless disregard for the truth.”
Isaak was referring to an ad run by Highway 31 that said “Moore was actually banned from the Gadsden Mall … for soliciting sex from young girls.”
Moore has denied the allegation since it was made.
“Furthermore the truth is that Moore never solicited sex from young girls at the Gadsden Mall and no such false allegation has been alleged by anyone,” the Moore campaign said at the time of the accusation.
The Senate Majority PAC, was the primary financial backer of Highway 31. The PAC spent more than $4 million to defeat Moore, and was never required to disclose its donors due to “payment schedules.”