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Pro-Moore radio host defends Moore because his accusers ‘could have passed for 20’

A Republican radio host defends Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. "They were beautiful young girls and they could have passed for 20," the radio host said. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

What happened?

Prominent radio host Wayne Allyn Root made a jaw-dropping statement Monday as he defended Alabama Senate GOP nominee Roy Moore amid his sexual  misconduct  allegations.

Multiple women have accused Moore of being sexually inappropriate with them as teenagers while he was in his 30s, and at the time there was only one allegation that Moore committed sexual misconduct.

It should be noted that since Root's radio show Monday, another woman has come forward and accused Moore of attempting to force her to perform oral sex on him.

What did Root say?

“They were beautiful young girls and they could have passed for 20,” Root said on his radio show. “Let’s say he hit on a couple of them. First of all, none of them say he had sex with them. He kissed them — that’s it!”

Root's comment was made before Moore's latest accuser, Beverly Nelson, claimed Moore tried to force her head between his legs, but after accuser Leigh Corfman alleged that Moore forced her to touch his genital area outside of his underwear when she was 14 years old.

Moore also acknowledged to conservative radio host Sean Hannity that he dated teenage girls in his 30s, as long as he had permission from their mothers.

"I don’t remember ever dating any girl without the permission of her mother," Moore said to Hannity last week.


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