Judge Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for a special Senate race in Alabama, defended himself on Saturday against sexual misconduct allegations, calling them ''completely false and untrue.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Judge Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for a special Senate race in Alabama, addressed the sexual misconduct allegations published by The Washinton Post on Saturday (November 11), calling them "completely false and untrue." "These attacks involve a minor, and the are completely false and untrue. About something that happened nearly 40 years ago. But more than being completely false and untrue, they are very hurtful to me personally," Moore told members of the Mid-Alabama Republican Club outside Birmingham. Moore, a controversial former judge and a staunch Christian conservative, was accused by a woman of initiating a sexual encounter in 1979 when she was 14 years old and he was a 32-year-old prosecutor, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Three other women said he pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18, though none accused him of sexual contact.