Moore's campaign issued a statement saying "We look forward to transparently discussing these matters in a court of law". On Election Day, exit polls showed 52 percent of voters in Alabama believed the allegations against Moore were probably or definitely true, and seven percent said those allegations were the most important factor in deciding their vote.
Leigh Corfman said Moore and his campaign defamed her and made false statements as they denied the accusations in the midst of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. She said that at one point they were alone together in his home and he touched her in a sexual manner and attempted to make her do the same to him.
The lawsuit outlines 11 instances in which Moore publicly denied Corfman's allegations or denied knowing her altogether. He denied ever having known her and said he took a polygraph test to back up that statement.
He denied that he even knew Corfman. Doug Jones' victory marked the first time in 25 years that a Democrat in Alabama won a U.S. Senate race. Just last week, after the election, they filed a lawsuit in which they once again called me a liar.
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Zervos' attorney, Gloria Allred, has said that a defamation case she and attorney Mariann Meier Wang settled in NY in 2015 is "an important precedent".
There has not been any comment yet from Mr. Moore.
Allred also represents a woman who accused Moore of kissing and groping her when she was 16 years old.
The wife of former U.S. Senate Republican nominee Roy Moore has revealed the identity of the Moores' "Jewish attorney" she mentioned in a December 11 speech. The suit "represents a fledgling legal strategy where people who say they were victimized long ago are litigating their claims through defamation lawsuits", the paper notes. Women have also sued Donald Trump and Bill Cosby for defamation after those men claimed the women were lying when making accusations of sexual abuse.
The lawsuit also pointed to the legal filing by Moore and his campaign on December 27, 2017 that was an effort to stop the election results from being certified by the state of Alabama.