Donations pour in for Roy Moore

On November 9, The Washington Post printed interviews with four women who claimed that Moore had acted improperly with them in the 1970s, when he was in his thirties and they were teenagers.

Four days later another woman, Beverly Young Nelson, came forward to accuse Moore of sexually assaulting her just after she turned 16. Two more women spoke to and another two to the Post on Wednesday. 

Moore has denied all claims, saying that he only recognized two of the women named in the initial Washington Post piece, and neither of the women accused him of molestation or assault. 

The age of consent is 16 in Alabama. 

Leigh Corfman 

Corfman told The Washington Post she was 14 when Moore, then a 32-year-old district attorney, asked for her phone number.

She says he picked her up a days later, drove her to his home in the woods, and kissed her. 

He picked her up again another, she said, again took her to a secluded location, and stripped both of them down to their underwear.

She says he then touched her over her bra and underpants, and made her touch his penis through his own underwear.

Two of her childhood friends said she told them at the time, and her mom says her daughter told her around 10 years later, when he became a judge.

Corfman said that she is a long-time Republican voter, and voted for Donald Trump at the presidential elections. 

Wendy Miller

Miller told the Post that she first met Moore when she was 14, and that he asked her for a date when she was 16, but her mother forbade it. 

Moore has denied any encounter with Corfman, Nelson or Miller.

Debbie Wesson Gibson 

Gibson said she went on dates with Moore when she was 17, but they did not involve anything other than kissing, according to The Post. 

Moore confirmed to Sean Hannity that he dated Gibson.

Gloria Thacker Deason

Deason was an 18-year-old cheerleader when Moore took her on dates and plied her with wine, she told the Post. The legal drinking age in Alabama is 19. She said she did not have sexual contact with Moore.

Moore also confirmed to Hannity that he dated Deason, but said he never gave her alcohol.

Beverly Young Nelson

Nelson alleged in a statement to The New York Times that Moore sexually assaulted her in either December 1977 or January 1978, when she was 16; her birthday was the previous November.

She said Moore, who had previously flirted with her – as many customers had also done – offered to give her a lift home, as her boyfriend was late.

She claims he then drove to the rear of the restaurant, in a ‘dark and deserted’ area, and began to grope her breasts and tried to force her head down to his crotch.

Frightened and tearful, she says she fought back until he gave up, at which point he told her: ‘You are a child. I am the district attorney of Etiwah County. If you tell anyone about this, no one will believe you.’

She says he either pushed her out or she fell out of the car, and that she was lying on the ground as he drove away. 

Tina Johnson

Johnson from Moore’s hometown of Gadsden, Alabama, said the Senate candidate groped her behind during a visit to his law office in 1991.

She claims that in 1991, when she was 28 years old, she was at Moore’s Third Street law office in Gadsden with her mother when Moore started commenting on her looks.

Moore had been hired by Johnson’s mother for a custody matter.

As Johnson was walking out of the office, Moore grabbed her buttocks, she claimed.

Kelly Harrison Thorp

Thorp claimed that Moore asked to date her in 1982, when she was just 17, and he was in his mid-30s.

She said Moore told her he went out ‘with girls your age all the time’.

Gena Richardson

Richardson said that Moore asked her out when she was a high school senior working at Sears.

She declined to give him her phone number, so Moore decided to call her school.

‘I said ‘Hello?” Richardson told The Washington Post . ‘And the male on the other line said, ‘Gena, this is Roy Moore.’ I was like, ‘What?!’ He said, ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘I’m in trig class.’

Moore asked her out again on the call, and later returned to Sears and asked her out a third time.

Richardson finally said yes, and their date ended with Moore giving what she says was an unwanted, ‘forceful’ kiss that left her scared.

Becky Gray

Gray said she rejected Moore’s advances when she was 22 years old and working in the men’s section of Pizitz, a regional department store.

‘I’d always say no, I’m dating someone, no, I’m in a relationship,’ says Gray, now 62, said. ‘I thought he was old at that time. Anyone over 22 was just old.’