Roy Moore Fundraising to Fight Sexual Assault Accuser in Court

Disgraced former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has asked supporters to help him pay his legal expenses after he was sued by a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager.

The Moore campaign sent out a fundraising email to supporters on Wednesday asking for donations to help him fight Leigh Corfman in court, according to the Associated Press. 

Corfman is one of several woman who have accused Moore of pursuing them sexually decades ago when they were teenagers and the politician was in his 30s.

GettyImages-891255236 Republican Roy Moore lost the Alabama Senate election race to Democrat Doug Jones. Joe Raedle/Getty

She has alleged that the politician asked her for her phone number when she was 14 years old in 1979. Corfman said she had been waiting outside her mother's child custody hearing when Moore approached her. Later, when she met with Moore, she says he undressed her and himself, touching her over her bra and guiding her hand to his underwear.

Corfman filed her lawsuit against Moore after the politician lost the Alabama Senate election, claiming the Republican and his campaign team defamed her by calling her a liar. 

Moore had denied ever knowing Corfman and called her accusations "simply dirty politics" and "a sign of the immorality of our time." 

Corfman said she had wanted to come forward with her story for years, as she watched Moore's rise within Alabama’s justice system, eventually becoming chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

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In his email to supporters, Moore claims he has "very minimal" resources after losing the Senate race to Democrat Doug Jones. 

The email alleges the politician needs to raise as much as $250,000 for the court battle. 

The email further accuses Gloria Allred and The Washington Post of slandering Moore's reputation and character, costing him a seat in the Senate, according to WHNT News, a CBS-affiliated television station.

President Donald Trump had thrown his support behind Moore, despite the accusations against him, arguing that the politician had denied the allegations and that it was more important that Democrats do not take another seat in the Senate.

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