Published: Mon, November 20, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Woman reconfirms Roy Moore allegations in her first television interview

Woman reconfirms Roy Moore allegations in her first television interview

One Republican senator urged Alabama voters to reject Moore in the December 12 election even if that could mean ceding the seat to a Democrat and narrowing the GOP's 52-48 Senate edge.

Corfman tells NBC's "Today Show" Monday that she decided against going public previously because she was afraid that her children would be shunned in Alabama, where Moore became a state judge.

But after the Post persuaded her to go on the record about what happened after speaking to three other women who alleged sexual misconduct with Moore when they were much younger than him, Corfman said she's received lots of "amazing" support.

NBC's Eun Kyung Kim reports: "When the Washington Post caught wind of [Corfman's] story and sought her out, she told the paper's reporters that 'if they found additional people, that I would tell my story".

She did tell her kids what had happened and they were concerned her coming forward could hurt them socially given Moore's prominence in the community. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones during the December 12 general election for the U.S. Senate.

Several other women have since emerged to accuse Moore of inappropriate conduct, but none of them was underage at the time.

In a statement, Byrne said he doesn't think the "people of Alabama" want a national politician or the national media "telling them what to think or how to vote".

When asked how she felt about that denial, Corfman said: 'I wonder how many mes he doesn't know'.

White House legislative director Marc Short, said: "Obviously if he did not believe that the women's accusations were credible, he would be down campaigning for Roy Moore". "I was a 14-year-old child trying to play in an adult's world, and he was 32-years-old", Corfman says.

'If anything, this has cost me.I had to take leave from my job. She says that at the time she told a few good friends, then eventually her family too. Corfman says, "She sure did have a lot of promise ahead of her, and she didn't deserve to have a 32-year-old man prey upon her". Luther Strange in the September 26 primary to determine Sessions' successor and campaigned in the state, a Republican stronghold.

After Moore's victory, Trump made clear he would back Moore as the anti-establishment candidate enthusiastically promoted by former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon.

Kilmeade noted that Moore has lost support among most Republicans and from the RNC. The Post evidently could not come up with any more allegations of liaisons with underage women. Scott said he thinks there was "a strong possibility with a new candidate, a new Republican candidate, a proven conservative, that we can win that race".

Though she cut off contact with Moore after the blanket incident, Corfman said it left her feeling guilty and without some self-confidence. The Alabama Republican Party has also thrown its support behind Moore.

McConnell has said Moore would nearly certainly face a formal ethics complaint in the Senate if he were elected.

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