Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe said he believes the women who accused failed Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, despite getting caught trying to trick the Washington Post into believing a fake accuser.
“Yes [I believe them], but it’s not my subject matter,” O’Keefe told Mediate in an interview published Friday. “That’s not what my investigation was about. It wasn’t about the victims, it was about the bias in the media.”
O’Keefe made headlines in the lead-up to the Dec. 12 special election between Moore and prevailing Democratic challenger Doug Jones when it was revealed he sent a woman to the Post to say she had been impregnated by Moore as a teenager.
O’Keefe said the objective of the unsuccessful operation, which was foiled after the reporter discovered discrepancies in the woman's story, was to reveal media bias, not to discredit Moore's accusers.
O’Keefe added that he would "never apologize" for his methods.
“You think posing as a [rape] victim is hardcore? You should see a lot of the other aliases we use,” he said.
“I asked the Washington Post for a correction, they just lied," O’Keefe continued, claiming the Post assigned incorrect motives to Project Veritas.
"And for that, they should be ashamed, and they should apologize — and I asked them to, but they didn’t want to print my comment,” O’Keefe said. “It was one of the most unethical things I’ve ever seen.”