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Published On: Mon, Nov 13th, 2017

Roy Moore threatens to sue Washington Post over false story, tells Mitch McConnell to resign

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he will sue the Washington Post over its report alleging he pursued sexual relationships with teenagers, including a 14-year-old, decades ago, when he was in his 30s.

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“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,” Moore said Sunday night during a campaign speech in Huntsville, Alabama.

The Post article asserts that Moore had sexual contact with the then 14-year-old when he was aged 32, three other women also told The Post that Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.

The woman who was 14 years old at the time claimed Moore took her to his house, undressed down to his underwear and undressed her down to her bra and underwear and touched her and moved her hand to touch his underwear.

This could have been a sexual offense due to her age, but the statutes of limitations in effect during that time have passed. Nothing at this time indicates reporting of the incident to authorities.

Moore has denied the allegations since they were published. He called the claims “completely false” Friday when appearing on Sean Hannity’s syndicated radio show.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came out against Moore, calling for the former judge to withdraw from the race.
“I believe the women, yes,” McConnell told reporters in Kentucky. “I think he should step aside.”

“The person who should step aside is @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced. #DrainTheSwamp,” Moore tweeted in response.

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