LEGAL/POLITICAL FIGURES: “The woman who accused Roy Moore of initiating a sexual encounter when she was 14 years old is suing the defeated Alabama Senate candidate for defamation.
Leigh Corfman claims in a lawsuit filed this week in Alabama that she’s been the victim of harsh personal attacks since going public with the accusation, according to The Washington Post, who first reported on Corfman’s accusation in addition to the accounts of other women who said Moore had dated them when they were high school age and he was in his 30s.
She is not seeking financial compensation beyond legal fees and is looking for a public apology from Moore, as well as a court-enforced ban on Moore or his campaign that would prohibit him from allegedly criticizing her again.
Brett Doster, a representative of Moore’s campaign, told the Post that they ‘look forward to transparently discussing these matters in a court of law.’
Moore has denied allegations of wrongdoing but acknowledged he dated teenage women when he was much older than them. He labeled the accusations as political attacks.
Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones in a special election in December.”

-Rebecca Morin, “Roy Moore accuser files defamation suit against him,” Politico, Jan. 5, 2018 07:48am