Alabama Senator Roy Moore is still running for reelection despite allegations that he sexually assaulted teenage girls during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. The Washington Post reported that four women had come forward to accuse him. Since then, several additional women have also come forward to disclose that Moore sexually assaulted them.
Many Republicans have continued to support Moore despite the accusations. However, on Monday, more GOP members finally pulled their support distancing themselves from him. Moore still denies the accusations, but his support seems to be spiraling downward.
Now Debbie Wesson Gibson, a woman who had disclosed that Moore sexually assaulted her, is bringing some new found evidence to light in hopes that it will strengthen her case. Gibson was in her attic going through Christmas decorations when she found another container that caught her eye. Inside that container was a scrapbook with a card taped to a page that was titled “Those Who Inspire.”
The card read:
‘Happy graduation Debbie. I wanted to give you this card myself. I know that you’ll be a success in anything you do. Roy.’
According to The Post:
‘The inscription, Gibson said, was written by Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican nominee for U.S. Senate who in recent days has repeatedly denied the accounts of five women who told The Washington Post that he pursued them when they were teenagers and he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s. Since those allegations were published last month, four more women have come forward to allege that Moore made unwanted sexual advances.’
The accounts that had been reported by The Post last month included Leigh Corfman who said she was 14 when Moore touched her sexually, and Gibson who said she publicly dated Moore when she was 17 years-old and he was 34. Gibson said she “wore (the relationship) like a badge of honor” until she recently began evaluating her situation in light of the other women who had come forward and in light of the fact that Moore has continually denied the accusations.
The Post reported:
‘Shortly after the allegations first surfaced, Moore said in a radio interview with Sean Hannity that he did not know Corfman, but that he remembered Gibson as well as Gloria Thacker Deason, who had told The Post that she dated Moore when she was 18. He called each one “a good girl,” and said that he did not remember dating them.’
On November 27 at a campaign event in North Alabama, Moore basically denied what he had told Hannity, saying:
‘The allegations are completely false. They are malicious. Specifically, I do not know any of these women.’
Then, at another rally on November 29, he basically made the same claim:
‘Let me state once again: I do not know any of these women, did not date any of these women and have not engaged in any sexual misconduct with anyone.’
Gibson, after deliberating about whether she should make the scrapbook public, decided to do so after she was angered by Moore’s comments. She then reached out to The Washington Post to share the information. Gibson said:
‘He called me a liar. Roy Moore made an egregious mistake to attack that one thing — my integrity.’
This is what Twitter had to say about Moore and the new evidence:
People quickly responded to the DNC’s tweet:
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