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Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman rips Moore's 'immorality' and demands an apology in open letter

On Monday night, Roy Moore, the Republican Senate nominee in Alabama, made his first public comments in nearly two weeks, and he flatly denied the accusations from at least eight women who say Moore sexually assaulted them or tried to start physical relationships when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. "I do not know any of these women," he said, adding that he wants to "make America great again, and I know to be great again, we've got to be good again; to be good again, we have to talk about something that politicians don't talk about, and that's morality."

On Tuesday, one of his accusers, Leigh Corfman, hand-delivered an open letter to Moore to AL.com, asking the candidate, "Where does your immorality end?" Corfman said that for years she blamed herself for allowing Moore, then 32, to take her home when she was 14, undress her down to her underwear, and fondle her. She stands "by every word" of her story, recently recounted on national TV and for years before that to family and friends, Corfman said. "I am not getting paid for speaking up. I am not getting rewarded from your political opponents. What I am getting is stronger by refusing to blame myself and speaking the truth out loud."

Corfman told Moore she'd ignored "petty" attacks from his spokesmen, "but when you personally denounced me last night and called me slanderous names, I decided that I am done being silent. What you did to me when I was 14 years old should be revolting to every person of good morals. But now you are attacking my honesty and integrity. Where does your immorality end?" She demanded that Moore "stop calling me a liar and attacking my character," and concluded: "I am telling the truth, and you should have the decency to admit it and apologize." You can read Corfman's entire letter at AL.com.