Moore denies sexual misconduct, does not rule out that he may have dated teen girls when he was in his 30s

Sunday, 12 November 2017, 10:07:19 AM. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday urged an immediate severing of party ties with Moore.
WASHINGTON - Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore declined Friday to rule out that he may have dated girls in their late teens when he was in his 30s, though he said he did not remember any such encounters and described such behavior as inappropriate. More Coverage of Roy Moore Moore denies sexual misconduct, but GOP fears election risk Alabama state official defends Moore, citing Joseph and Mary: 'They became parents of Jesus' McConnell calls on Moore to exit Alabama Senate race 'if these allegations are true' "If I did, I'm not going to dispute these things, but I don't remember anything like that," Moore said on the Sean Hannity radio program, when asked if he dated 17- or 18-year-old girls at the time. In the same interview, Moore denied outright the claim of Leigh Corfman that he had initiated sexual encounters with her when she was 14. "I don't know Ms. Corfman from anybody," he said. "The allegations of sexual misconduct with her are completely false." He did recall knowing two other accusers, Gloria Thacker Deason and Debbie Wesson Gibson, as well as their parents. "I knew her as a friend," he said of Gibson, who has said that Moore asked her on a date when she was 17 after speaking at her high school. "If we did go out on dates, then we did, but I do not remember that," Moore said. When asked about Deason's claim that he provided her wine on dates when she was 18, Moore said: "In this county, it's a dry county. We never would have had liquor." Alcohol sales...Read more
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