Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, who is accused of molesting underage girls, said that his wife first caught his attention when she was 15 or 16 years old and he was an adult.
"When I was deputy district attorney, many years before we got married, I saw her at a dance recital and I was standing, oh, at the back of the auditorium and I saw her up front," the Senate candidate recounted to Paul Patterson during an interview. "I remember her name, it was Kayla Kisor. KK. But I remember that and I didn't meet her there … it was, oh gosh, eight years later or something, I met her."
When they met for the second time, she looked familiar to him, and as soon as told him her name, he remembered her initials, KK.
"Of course, she was younger and she said: 'I don't think so' and brushed it off," Moore added. "And then I told her and identified it was the dance."
The Alabama Republican is 14 years older than his wife, whom he married when he was 38 and she was 24, notes Daily Mail.
One of Moore's accusers is his wife's former classmate, who said that when she was 16 years old and waiting tables, he assaulted her behind her restaurant. But Kayla Moore has stood by her husband and said that the allegations against him are "absolutely false."
"He has never one time lifted a finger to me," she told a crowd of supporters near her home in Alabama. "He is the most gentle, most kind man that I have ever known in my life. He's godly. He's loving -- and everybody in this community knows it."
She went on to say that he is not planning on stepping down and will continue the fight as long as possible.
President Donald Trump also jumped to the candidate's defense but said that he would have an answer within a week of Nov. 21 as to whether or not he will actively campaign for Mr. Moore, notes CBS.
"Roy Moore denies it," Trump said, according to CBS. "That's all I can say, he denies it. And by the way, he totally denies it … He says it didn't happen. And you know, you have to listen to him also."
Trump stopped short of saying he believed Moore was innocent but added: "40 years is a long time."
"I can tell you one thing for sure, we don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat, [Doug] Jones," Trump said of Moore's opponent for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old Senate seat. "I've looked at his record -- it's terrible on crime. It's terrible at the borders. I can tell you, we do not need somebody that's going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad with the Second Amendment."