The Latest: Moore campaign lashes out again at accusations
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Roy Moore (all times local):
Republican Roy Moore’s campaign is lashing out again at the news media and accusations of sexual misconduct, but refusing to answer reporters’ questions.
In a Tuesday news conference, campaign strategist Dean Young and two other longtime associates of the Alabama GOP Senate nominee insisted allegations against Moore are false.
They challenged details given by Leigh Corfman who said Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 14 and by Beverly Nelson who said Moore assaulted her when he was a 16-year-old waitress. The campaign says former restaurant employees and a former customer don’t remember Nelson working there or Moore eating there.
Young called the accusations against Moore “fake news”, but wouldn’t take questions.
Several women have said Moore tried to start romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.
The words of prominent Republicans are being used against Alabama’s GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore in a campaign ad.
The ad by Democratic candidate Doug Jones features statements made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Sen. Richard Shelby and Ivanka Trump responding to allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore.
Sessions said he had no reason to doubt Moore’s accusers. Shelby said he will “absolutely not” vote for Moore. Ivanka Trump said there’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children.
The ad began airing Monday night. It’s the first direct assault by the Jones camp against Moore on the allegations.
Several women say Moore sought romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and two accused him of sexual assault or molestation.
Moore has denied the accusations.