Roy Moore accuser included in Time ‘Person of Year’ story on sexual harassment
One of Roy Moore’s accusers has been included in a Time magazine story released Wednesday announcing its annual Person of the Year.
Leigh Corfman, who has said that Moore removed her clothing when she was 14 years old and touched her over her underwear and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear, was mentioned in the story as Time recognized women and men who have come forward this year to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault.
Moore, the Alabama Senate Republican nominee, has repeatedly denied Corfman’s allegations as well as all allegations made by other women.
The Time story, identifying its Person of the Year as “The Silence Breakers” – a group of famous and not-so-famous people who “started a revolution” to bring a spotlight to sexual harassment and assault.
The paragraph from the Time story on Corfman:
By November, the spotlight was back on American politicians. A woman named Leigh Corfman told the Washington Post that Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican nominee for the Senate, abused her when she was 14 and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. Nine women have come forward to describe inappropriate encounters with Roy Moore, including several who say he pursued them when they were teenagers. Moore has called the allegations “false” and “malicious.” “Specifically, I do not know any of these women nor have I ever engaged in sexual misconduct with any woman,” he said in late November.
Corfman has appeared on the Today show to share her story as well and delivered an open letter to Moore last month to an AL.com reporter in which she demanded “that you stop calling me a liar and attacking my character.”
On Nov. 27, Moore spoke at a campaign rally in Henagar and said he did not know any of his accusers and described the allegations as “malicious.”
The next day, Corfman issued her letter to Moore.
“When you personally denounced me last night and called me slanderous names, I decided that I am done being silent,” Corfman said in the letter. “What you did to me when I was 14-years old should be revolting to every person of good morals. But now you are attacking my honesty and integrity. Where does your immorality end?”
Click here to read the full story from Time on its Person of the Year.
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December 6, 2017 at 06:42AM