Roy Moore denied on Friday that he broke the law in dating young girls decades ago. Whether he had acted creepily, well, that was another matter.
Moore attempted to bat down allegations of sexual misconduct reported by The Washington Post on Thursday, but may have made matters even worse. The Alabama Senate candidate claimed never to have met Leigh Corfman, who told the Post that when she was 14 years old, Moore picked her up and forced himself on her sexually. But Moore was conspicuously more vague when pressed about allegations that he sexually pursued a 16-year-old girl and an 18-year-old.
During an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio program on Friday afternoon, Moore claimed that Corfman’s allegations were categorically false.
“These allegations are completely false and misleading,” Moore told Hannity.
“But more than that, it hurts me personally because you know, I’m a father. I have one daughter, I have five granddaughters, and I have a special concern for the protection of young ladies,” Moore continued.
Corfman told the Post that when she was 14 years old in 1979, when Moore himself was 32, the then-deputy district attorney kissed her and touched her over her bra and underwear and attempted to place her hand on his crotch.
“I’ve never talked to her, never had any contact with her,” Moore said of Corfman.