I wish this jerk would just go away already.
On Tuesday AL.com reported,
“Roy Moore has filed a counterclaim against Leigh Corfman, who has accused the former U.S. Senate candidate of making unwanted sexual advances and filed a defamation lawsuit against Moore in January.”
Moore’s attorney is asking the Montgomery County court to stop all proceedings in the case until he gets a ruling from the Alabama Civil Court of Appeals.
The Alabama Republican has been adamant that he did nothing wrong with Corfman. And, with this filing on Monday, he continues to say that he’s innocent, denying “all accusations of s*xual abuse and s*xual misconduct.”
Roy Moore’s new attorney, Melissa Isaak, said in a statement on Tuesday morning,
“This is and has been a political attempt to smear the good name and reputation of Judge Roy Moore, and we will not let this injustice continue. Monday night, we filed claims for slander and defamation against Leigh Corfman, and claimed damages for attorney fees under the Alabama Litigation Accountability Act. We also continue to argue that this case should be tried in Etowah County, and wonder why Leigh Corfman has chosen to file this case in Montgomery and not Etowah County, where both she and Judge Moore reside and where her character and reputation are well known.”
According to Moore’s counterclaim, “Mr. Moore avers that but for Leigh Corfman making false and malicious statements to members of national and local media, his reputation would not have suffered irrevocable damage that affected the outcome of the Senate election in December 2017.”
The presiding judge in the case, Roman Ashley Shaul, has already denied Moore’s request to move the case to Etowah County. So now he is appealing to a higher court.
On Thursday, Moore and Corfman will be in court in Montgomery for the first hearing of the lawsuit.
In the counterclaim, Moore alleges, “The statements made by Leigh Corfman were slanderous, libelous and were of such magnitude as to amount to defamation of Mr. Moore. No evidence other than the self-serving testimony of Leigh Corfman exists to support her contention that she was s*xually abused or pursued romantically by Mr. Moore when she was fourteen years of age.”
Also in the counterclaim, Moore describes Corfman as “a deeply troubled child whose behavior was so intolerable and uncontrollable, that her mother felt it necessary to transfer custody of her to her father when she was fourteen years of age.”
If that’s true it makes what Moore did even more despicable. He never should’ve taken advantage of her, especially if he knew that she was a troubled child.
Corfman’s attorney, Neil Roman, responded with a statement on Tuesday regarding Moore’s new suit.
“Our client has been repeatedly called a liar–including in this court filing by Roy Moore,” Roman said. “As we have said all along, Ms. Corfman’s focus is on holding those who say that she lied accountable, and we look forward to the discovery process in our case against Mr. Moore and his campaign committee and defending our client in court.”