Judge Roy Moore (R-AL) is not shrinking in the face of the latest allegations brought against him, that he tried to force himself on a young girl back in 1977.
Instead he was quick to fire back, calling the allegation “absolutely false,” even as his team of lawyers prepares to sue the other women who are claiming to have had relationships with the Judge.
“I can tell you without hesitation this is absolutely false,” Judge Moore told the media. “I never did what she said I did. I don’t even know the woman. I don’t know anything about her.”
“I don’t even know where the restaurant is or was,” he concluded.
Judge Moore had announced that he’d be suing the Washington Post in a speech over the weekend, though Monday’s latest announcement could change how his lawyers respond to the allegations.
“Shortly after becoming the Republican nominee for the United States Senate, the Washington Post published an article attacking me, my wife, my Foundation for Moral Law in Montgomery, Alabama, on my salary,” Moore announced to a crowd of about 100 supporters at the Huntsville Christian Academy:
They said I took over a million dollars. There were not a million dollars. I wish I had a million dollars. In fact, I didn’t take the money they awarded me for a salary because I had my own recognition and opted to embrace that salary myself and not take anything from the foundation. So my salary collection wasn’t so much. Over eight years it would have been about $87,000 a year—so I had to take a note and a mortgage for the rest of it. But I never got the money. So, the Washington Post finally realized this after they published an article saying my wife and I got a million dollars, saying, “you didn’t pay taxes for what you didn’t get.”
The audience laughed before Moore continued.
“So I was wondering where they got that idea—they talked about control of the money, we didn’t have control of the money,” Moore said. “Anyway, to make a long story short, they kind of failed. So about 30 days before the general election, just the other day, the Washington Post published another attack on my character and reputation because they are desperate to stop my political campaign. These attacks said I was with a minor child and are false and untrue—and for which they will be sued.”