Some people are sore losers, some people are whiny sore losers, and some people are whiny sore losers who keep filing lawsuits. And Judge Roy Moore of Alabama falls into the last category.
Once again he is trying to find vindication in the courts, and he is filing a new lawsuit against the nasty women who accused him of bad things and undermined his campaign to be a U.S. Senator.
Moore is the former judge who lost to Democrat Doug Jones in a special election last fall. Jones defeated Moore by about 20,000 votes in an upset that sent shockwaves throughout the political universe.
During the final weeks of the campaign several women came out with stories that accused the controversial jurist of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers in high school.
The lawsuit was filed in the civil court of Etowah County, Alabama, and claims that Moore’s accusers shared a “common design” and planned their allegations to undermine his campaign. Four of the women who came out against Moore are named in the suit: Leigh Corfman, Debbie Wesson Gibson, Beverly Young Nelson and Tina Johnson. Richard Hagedorn, a friend of Corfman’s, was also named.
Yesterday Moore posted a statement about the lawsuit on his Facebook page:
“Today, Judge Roy Moore and his wife, Kayla, jointly filed an action for defamation and political conspiracy against those women who have falsely and maliciously accused him of sexual misconduct, and others who were part of the conspiracy.”
Melissa Isaak, Moore’s attorney, also posted a statement on the same page:
“The people of Alabama deserve to know the truth, that the accusations made against Judge Moore during the U. S. Senate campaign arose from a political conspiracy to destroy his personal reputation and defeat him in the special Senate election for United States Senate.”
“He has filed this action not only to hold accountable those who are guilty of slanderous and libelous conduct, but also to restore his good name, character, and reputation with the people of Alabama.”
Neil Roman, Corfman’s lawyer, said in a statement to the Alabama Media Group that Moore’s latest claims “have no more merit than those he has made before.”
Statement from Leigh Corfman attorney Neil Roman on Roy Moore's lawsuit filed Monday against his client. pic.twitter.com/F22qpNd8pD
— Paul Gattis (@paul_gattis) April 30, 2018
Moore’s lawsuit claims that Corfman, whose charges were first published in The Washington Post, was paid by the Post for telling her story, which she has always denied. Corfman then sued Moore for defamation.
It is doubtful that Moore will win this lawsuit, which is nothing more than his latest attempt to make excuses for his shocking defeat while at the same time covering up his despicable behavior.
I am a lifelong Democrat with a passion for social justice and progressive issues. I have degrees in writing, economics and law from the University of Iowa.