Embattled Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore has largely avoided the media in the wake of reports that he pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. The interviews he has granted have been with friendly media outlets and personalities. In that vein, Moore today appeared on The Voice of Alabama Politics, a program associated with political website Alabama Political Reporter.
Speaking to host Bill Britt, the ex-judge said the allegations that he sexually abused teen girls are “completely false” and that he “did not date underaged women.” He also claimed that he didn’t know any of his accusers, which is somewhat at odds with what he said in an interview with Sean Hannity. Moore told Hannity that he did remember Debbie Wesson Gibson and Gloria Thacker Deason but only as friends. Both women said they dated Moore when they were teenagers but didn’t accuse Moore of sexual assault.
“I do not know them,” Moore told Britt. “I had no encounter with them. I never molested anyone. And for them to say that, I don’t know why they’re saying it, but it’s not true.”
Moore also tried to make the case that all of the allegations that have been made against him are politically motivated, seemingly suggesting that the Democratic Party and mainstream media are working together to bring down his campaign.
“I said I did not know any of the women who have charged me with sexual allegation of molestation. And I did not know any of the women,” Moore declared. “When I saw these pictures on the advertisements of my opponent, I did not recognize any of those people. I did not know them.”
The election takes place on Tuesday, December 12.
Watch the whole interview above, via The Voice of Alabama Politics.
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