A spokeswoman for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s campaign said Tuesday voters need to remember there are women who haven’t accused the conservative judge of sexual misconduct.
“We need to make it clear that there’s a group of non-accusers that have not accused the judge of any sexual misconduct or anything illegal,” Janet Porter, a spokeswoman for the campaign, told CNN. “But when we’re talking about Leigh Corfman, even her own mother said that her report to the Washington Post, that her life spiraled out of control after this alleged incident, well actually the court records say differently.”
.@PoppyHarlowCNN : Do you believe Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman?
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At least nine women have accused Moore of pursuing sexual and romantic relations with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.
Corfman said the conservative judge initiated sexual contact with her when she was 14 years old. Another woman, Beverly Young Nelson, accused Moore of sexually harassing her when she was 16 years old.
Porter, Moore’s spokeswoman, attempted to discredit Corfman, as well as the other women, and said she didn’t believe the accuser’s recollection of her interactions with Moore.
“These are people who are seeking revenge, much like criminals who are seeking revenge,” Porter said.
She then went on to tout Moore’s pro-life stance, and said the conservative judge advocates for the rights of babies, such as CNN host Poppy Harlow’s unborn child.
“Roy Moore stands for protection, not only protection of our Second Amendment rights so we can protect ourselves against predators, for the rights of babies like your 8-month baby that you’re carrying now,” Porter said. “Doug Jones says you can take the life of that baby, and we should pay for it, even Planned Parenthood who wants to sell those organs.”
Harlow told Porter to “leave my child out of this.”
Moore has also denied the allegations against him, and said the accusations are part of an attempt by the Republican establishment to keep him out of the Senate.