Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has asked Roy Moore's campaign for Alabama senator to remove his picture from a fundraising ad, Lee's spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon.

"The Moore campaign never asked if they could use Sen. Lee's image and when we were alerted that they were we asked them to stop," Lee's communications director Conn Carroll told the Washington Examiner.

Carroll did not confirm or deny that Lee's request was made in response to new criminal allegations against the GOP nominee to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But Moore has come under fire since a Thursday report said that he made sexual advances toward a 14-year-old girl, among others, decades earlier.

"This garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation,” Moore said in a statement following the report.