Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said Sunday that he has plans to file a lawsuit against The Washington Post over a report that he actively pursued teenage girls decades ago when he was an assistant prosecutor. The report included an allegation of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl in 1979.
What did Moore say?
Moore, who spoke at Huntsville Christian Academy on Sunday evening, addressed The Post’s report and the allegations head-on.
In a video posted on his Facebook, Moore said, “About three days ago, The Washington Post published another attack on my character and reputation in a desperate attempt to stop my political campaign.
“These attacks about a minor child are completely false and untrue,” Moore continued, “and for which they will be sued.
“We do not intend to let the Democrats, we do not intend to let the established Republicans, we do not intend to let anybody deter us from finishing this race,” he added. “We fully expect the people of Alabama to see through this charade. And we will continue our efforts.”
Moore received a standing ovation from the crowd after his impassioned speech, according to AL.com.
Moore, the Republican nominee, faces Democrat Doug Jones in a special election Dec. 12 to fill a Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.