Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has been the target of several sexual harassment claims which stem back decades. Surprisingly, to me at least, many Republicans still supported him. Not all, but many.
I would have expected it to be like the Hollywood swamp where every getting a finger pointed at them is being left in the dust.
Now, Moore’s campaign team believes they can exonerate the man and says that they can prove it.
Specifically the story of Leigh Corfman, who is quoted as saying: “I wouldn’t exactly call it a date,” she said. “I would say it was a meet. At 14 I was not dating. At 14, I was not able to make those kind of choices.”
As reported by Cortney O’Brien for Town Hall:
DuPre [Ben DuPre, Moore’s former chief of staff] said he and his team did a little research to find several holes in Corfman’s story in her “softball interview” with the TODAY show.
Not only did Corfman tell her story in “vague terms,” but she was not asked to substantiate her claims, he noted.
For instance, Corfman claimed in the interview that her life “spiraled out of control” after meeting Moore. Yet, DuPre said he had evidence revealing that she already had disciplinary problems from a very young age, because court documents showed that her parents switched custody from the mother to her father, who was “better equipped” to deal with her emotional state.
DuPre also pushed back at Corfman’s claims that Moore often called her in her bedroom. Her mom even said there was no phone in her bedroom, he pointed out.
Finally, DuPre rejected Corfman’s claim that Moore would sometimes pick her up from the corner of her house. According to public records, they found that Corfman’s supposed pick up place was “a mile away” from her mother’s house, making it another “improbable fact.”
DuPre concluded by quoting John Adams, “Facts are stubborn things.”