Former Roy Moore co-worker says it was ‘common knowledge’ he dated teens
A woman who worked at the Etowah County District Attorney’s Office with Roy Moore says it was “common knowledge” he pursued teenage girls.
A tweet posted by Teresa Jones on Friday slams the U.S. Senate candidate by stating information she says she knows from her time working with Moore as a Deputy District Attorney in Gadsden.
“As a Deputy DA in Gadsden when Roy Moore was there, it was common knowledge about Roy’s propensity for teenage girls. I’m appalled that these women are being skewered for the truth,” she wrote.
Jones told CNN on Saturday Moore often went to high school events and to other local hangouts. “It was common knowledge that Roy dated high school girls, everyone we knew thought it was weird…We wondered why someone his age would hang out at high school football games and the mall…”
She also told the network that co-workers thought the situation was odd, but no one confronted him about it. “You really wouldn’t say anything to someone like that,” she said.
When asked on Twitter why she did not bring charges against Moore, she posted: “At that time, in that atmosphere unless the girls came forward with specifics, then no, no charges could have been brought. The Weinstein, Hoffman, etc. revelations have made it far more palatable for women to come forward.”
Moore denies the allegations and said they are “fake news,” and a targeted attack on his campaign.
In a comment on a Gadsden Times article, Jones said women are now coming forward because they are “being believed in matters like these.”
She wrote that she does not doubt the stories of the four accusers.
“Roy was known to eschew dating his own age and preferred teenagers. I challenge all of my colleagues in the Bar and on the bench at that time to come forward to support that Roy Moore should not be elected to represent the place of my birth and my home for many years,” she posted.
Jones now lives in Sarasota, Florida.
Neither Moore’s campaign spokesperson or Teresa Jones has not responded to a request for comment from AL.com by the time of publication. This story will be updated.
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November 11, 2017 at 03:03PM