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Roy Moore accuser files defamation lawsuit against him

Roy Moore, the failed Republican Alabama Senate candidate and a former judge, is being sued by a woman who said he touched her sexually when she was 14 and he was in his early 30s.

Leigh Corfman filed a defamation lawsuit in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Thursday, and Moore's campaign is also listed as a defendant, AL.com reports. The suit says Moore and his campaign committee "have defamed Ms. Corfman, repeatedly and in all forms of media, calling her a liar and questioning her motivation for publicly disclosing that Mr. Moore sexually abused her in 1979 when she was a 14-year-old high school freshman and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney."

In November, Corfman told The Washington Post about her encounter with Moore. Several other women later came forward and also accused Moore of sexual misconduct; he denied all of the allegations. Corfman's lawsuit calls for the defendants to retract all defamatory statements made against Corfman, apologize publicly for the statements, and refrain from making additional defamatory comments.