Alabama Senator Roy Moore (R) is running for reelection despite several allegations by women that he sexually assaulted them when they were teenagers during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Moore recently held a rally in Fairhope, Alabama, with Steve Bannon as one of his special guest speakers.
The plot with Moore thickens though as another big secret has been revealed related to his past. According to public court records, Moore committed adultery against his first wife. The Washington Examiner reports:
‘Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s account of when he began dating his wife Kayla would place the start of their courtship before her divorce from her first husband, according to court documents.’
The Examiner asked Moore’s campaign to explain the apparent contradiction between what he has said about he and Kayla’s relationship versus what records reveal. Campaign spokesman Brett Doster responded in an email saying:
‘Regardless of when they met, Judge and Kayla did not date while she was still with her ex-husband or legally married.’
Moore wrote in his 2005 book that he met Kayla at a church gathering right before Christmas in 1984. He wrote:
‘I was determined to get to know her, but Kayla, divorced and with a beautiful little girl, Heather, who was nearly a year old, was not interested in a relationship with anyone.’
According to The Examiner though:
‘Divorce records obtained by the Washington Examiner show that Kayla, however, had not yet even filed for divorce from her first husband, John Charles Heald, by the time she caught Moore’s attention at the Christmas gathering.
‘In fact, Kayla and Heald had only just separated on Dec. 1, 1984, two weeks before her and Moore’s serendipitous introduction.’
Those same records show that Kayla had filed for divorce on December 28, 1984, and it was finalized nearly four months later on April 19, 1985. A permanent custody judgement was issued on January 9, 1989.
Moore has said that he began dating Kayla “soon after” she visited the law office of his colleague “early in the new year” of 1985. He claims that they dated for one year before becoming engaged and then married on December 14, 1985.
It is easy to deduce from these dates that Moore and Kayla probably began dating in late 1984 or early 1985, and court records show that Kayla was still legally married to Heald and would be until spring. A close source who was asked about whether she was dating Moore before her divorce was finalized, said:
‘That was always an assumption.’
The source also revealed that Moore had given Kayla’s daughter a puppy on Valentine’s Day of 1985, which also suggests that they were dating one another at the time.
The irony of it all is what prompted The Examiner to write the story is that there were discrepancies in his story versus court records and what others have said. Moore has tried relentlessly to try to discredit his accusers based on alleged inconsistencies in very marginal details of their accounts.
Basically, Moore has written quite a more favorable story in relation to both his wife and the stories from his accusers. If he wins the election, how long will his supporters continue to believe him? He is surely not convincing to most people.
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