Two of Corfman’s childhood friends say she told them at the time that she was seeing an older man, and one says Corfman identified the man as Moore. Wells says her daughter told her about the encounter more than a decade later, as Moore was becoming more prominent as a local judge.
Aside from Corfman, three other women interviewed by The Washington Post in recent weeks say Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s, episodes they say they found flattering at the time, but troubling as they got older. None of the three women say that Moore forced them into any sort of relationship or sexual contact.
Wendy Miller says she was 14 and working as a Santa’s helper at the Gadsden Mall when Moore first approached her, and 16 when he asked her on dates, which her mother forbade. Debbie Wesson Gibson says she was 17 when Moore spoke to her high school civics class and asked her out on the first of several dates that did not progress beyond kissing. Gloria Thacker Deason says she was an 18-year-old cheerleader when Moore began taking her on dates that included bottles of Mateus Rosé wine. The legal drinking age in Alabama was 19.
I don’t think this story makes a real difference. I mean, it’s Alabama. All he’s got to do is say he begged Jesus for forgiveness, and the same evangelicals will support him. But prominent Republican hypocrites like Mitch McConnell (who didn’t care at all about Trump) are frantic. After all, they’re badly spooked by Tuesday’s election results, and several Republican senators have said if the stories are true (even if a 14-year-old thought she was giving consent, it’s still a crime), Moore needs to drop out.
There is no statute of limitations in Alabama for sexual abuse of minors under age of 16. Law enforcement needs to open an investigation on Roy Moore. https://t.co/f87zGREGJi
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 9, 2017
The problem is, it’s too late to get Moore off the ballot. Even if Republicans manage to put together a write-in campaign for Luther Strange, who Moore defeated in the GOP primary, odds are it will only split the vote and give the win to Democrat Doug Jones.
Hahaha! Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 9, 2017