Four More Women Accuse Roy Moore Of Sexual Misconduct

Author:
Publish date:
Four More Women Accuse Roy Moore Of Sexual Misconduct Promo Image

Four women have accused former Alabama Judge Roy Moore of sexual misconduct and unwanted advances. Moore, a GOP candidate vying for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former U.S. Senate seat, was previously accused of sexual misconduct by five other women. He has denied all of the allegations.

On Nov. 15, four women who grew up in Gadsden, Alabama, alleged that Moore had acted inappropriately toward them between 1977 and 1991.

Gena Richardson said Moore had repeatedly asked her out for a date when he was 30 years old and she 17 years old in 1977. She said she was one day called to the principal's office at her high school to receive a phone call from Moore, who requested a date, The Washington Post reports.

Richardson stated that she finally agreed to a date at the movies and that Moore subsequently drove her to her car. She alleged that he forcefully kissed her after she told him she could no longer see him.

"So I thanked him and started to get out and he grabbed me and pulled me in and that's when he kissed me..." Richardson recalled "...And the minute that happened, I got scared then. I really did ... And so I said, 'I've got to go, because my curfew is now.'"

Image placeholder title

Becky Gray alleged that Moore had repeatedly propositioned her at her work at the Gadsden Mall when she was in 22 years old in 1977.

"I'd always say, 'No, I'm dating someone,' 'No, I'm in a relationship,'" Gray said. "I thought he was old at that time ... It was just sort of a dreadful experience."

Gray added: "I can remember him walking in and the whole mood would change with us girls ... I remember being creeped out."

Kelly Harrison Thorp alleged that Moore had asked her out while she was waitressing him at 17 years old in 1982.

Image placeholder title

"I just kind of said, 'Do you know how old I am?'" Thorp told Alabama Media Group. "And he said, 'Yeah, I go out with girls your age all the time.'"

Lastly, Tina Johnson alleged that Moore groped her when she was 28 years old in 1991. Johnson stated that Moore, then an attorney, had been hired to manage a custody petition for her 12-year-old son. She alleged that Moore repeatedly praised her looks during their meeting and asked her if she had any daughters before grabbing her buttocks as she left.

"He didn't pinch it; he grabbed it," Johnson said.

The Moore Senate campaign released a statement blasting the new allegations as a political effort to undermine the GOP candidate.

"If you are a liberal and hate Judge Moore, apparently he groped you," the campaign said, according to The Washington Post. "If you are a conservative and love Judge Moore, you know these allegations are a political farce."

On Nov. 9, Leigh Corfman alleged that Moore molested her when she was 14 years old in 1979. Three other women stated that he had romantically pursued them between the ages of 16 and 18 during the same timeframe. Moore denied the allegations, asserting they were "a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign."

On Nov. 13, Beverly Young Nelson alleged that Moore sexually assaulted her after offering her a ride home from her work when she was 16 years old in 1977.

"I thought that he was going to rape me ... At some point he gave up," Nelson said during an emotional press conference in New York, according to The New York Times. "He then looked at me and said, 'You are a child. I am the District attorney of Etowah County. If you tell anyone about this, no one will believe you.'"

Moore is competing against Democratic candidate Doug Jones for a U.S. Senate seat in the upcoming Alabama special election. On Nov. 15, a survey conducted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee found that 39 percent of Alabama voters supported Moore, while 51 percent said they would cast a ballot for Jones, Politico reports.

Sources: Alabama Media Group, The New York TimesPoliticoThe Washington Post (2) / Feature Image: Mike Kalasnik/Flickr / Embedded Images: CBS News/YouTube, MSNBC/YouTube

Popular Video