Martha Raddatz Confronts Roy Moore’s Strategist: ‘Are You Calling Leigh Corfman a Liar?’


Two days ahead of the highly anticipated and much-watched Alabama Senate special election, the campaign strategist for embattled Republican nominee Roy Moore popped up on ABC’s This Week to defend the candidate against the numerous allegations that Moore sexually abused teen girls when he was in his 30s.

Right off the bat in his interview with host Martha Raddatz, Dean Young pushed back against the accusations that have been levied against Moore, claiming that Beverly Young Nelson allegation that Moore attempted to rape her when she was 16 had been debunked because she said she added notes to Moore’s inscription in her yearbook. This led Raddatz to point out that eight women have come forward to accuse Moore of inappropriate behavior, asking Young if he thought “these women all just made it up.”

Young stated that he doesn’t believe them and neither do the people of Alabama, adding that in this “world where everybody wants to be on TV, maybe that’s the reason” they made the allegations.

Raddatz brought up Leigh Corfman, the woman who has accused Moore of initiating sexual contact with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32. Highlighting recent comments Corfman made in an open letter to Moore, Raddatz then confronted Young.

“So, are you calling Leigh Corfman a liar?” she asked.

“I’m saying Leigh Corfman is not telling the truth,” he responded. “Just like you just quoted her and said, we gotta believe her because she said it and wrote it, you said that about [Beverly Young Nelson] on Friday. You said just because she said it, by the way, she’s got a piece of paper she says Judge Moore wrote on in her yearbook, you got to believe her. Zero evidence.”

He continued by telling Raddatz that the “fake narrative” about Moore that Alabama has been “putting up with” is now “falling apart in front of y’all eyes.”

Raddatz answered back that 30 people corroborated the stories of the women accusing Moore to the Washington Post and wanted to know if Moore would testify under oath about the allegations if he were elected and the Senate initiated an ethics investigation. Young said that he highly doubted there would be an inquiry, but if there were, Moore would be found to be telling the truth.

Watch the clip above, via ABC News.

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