Roy Moore couldn’t get it done in Alabama on Tuesday night. It’s unfortunate. Shaky allegations from 40 years ago were enough to keep GOP voters home and hand the state over to Democrats for the first time in about two decades. The media has been pretending this is some watershed moment that flipped the state and changed the culture in Alabama. That’s clearly false. The numbers show that Trump voters simply didn’t show up for Roy Moore and this election was clearly about him.
It was interesting to see how Donald Trump’s accusers who popped up right before the 2016 election pretty much disappeared after the election until their press conference the day before the special election in Alabama. That seems to happen a lot, doesn’t it? Kind of how Roy Moore went 40 years in Alabama without being accused of dating young girls and then a month before the biggest election of his life, bam, he’s a monster.
Have we heard the last from the women who accused Moore? Or will they hang around and continue their accusations?
Apparently, the latter.
From Washington Examiner:
Misconduct claims against Roy Moore may finally be moving from the campaign trail to a courtroom.
A day after the former judge lost Alabama’s special election for Senate, an attorney for one of the women who accused him of age-inappropriate romantic interest said she “absolutely will” bring a defamation case.
Attorney Paula Cobia, who represents accuser Gloria Deason, told the Washington Examiner in an email she “absolutely will pursue a defamation suit against Moore and his wife and others (to possibly include [Steve] Bannon) on behalf of Gloria and myself.”
Important to note. While the accusations related to Deason rub a lot of people the wrong way and make them uncomfortable. She was 18 at the time and her mother not only knew what was going on but she encouraged it. Things were a little different in Alabama 40 years ago whether we like it or not.
From Washington Post:
Gloria Thacker Deason says she was 18 and Moore was 32 when they met in 1979 at the Gadsden Mall, where she worked at the jewelry counter of a department store called Pizitz. She says she was attending Gadsden State Community College and still living at home.
“My mom was really, really strict and my curfew was 10:30 but she would let me stay out later with Roy,” says Deason, who is now 57 and lives in North Carolina. “She just felt like I would be safe with him. . . . She thought he was good husband material.”
Deason says that they dated off and on for several months and that he took her to his house at least two times. She says their physical relationship did not go further than kissing and hugging.
Moore has maintained that he doesn’t know these woman and has ever met them. The fact he basically told Deason she was lying could be the reason she is thinking about filing a lawsuit here but saying you’ll do something is different than doing it. We will have to wait and see. And hey, if she is able to prove that Moore is lying and the two dated then that will be that. Until then, it’s her word against his.
The people of Alabama let us know which side they believed.