Roy Moore Accuser Interviewed on Today: At 14 I ‘Didn’t Deserve to Have a 32-Year-Old Man Prey’ on Me


Leigh Corfman, who accused Senate candidate Roy Moore of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was just 14-years-old in the Washington Post’s bombshell report earlier this month, appeared on NBC’s Today Monday morning.

In an interview with Savannah Guthrie, Corfman detailed her experience with Moore, who approached her outside an Alabama courthouse when he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney.

“I feel like a weight has been lifted,” Corfman told Guthrie, when asked how she felt after coming forward about the allegations some 40 years after her interaction with Moore.

“I wouldn’t exactly call it a date,” Corfman said, describing the encounter. “I would say it was a meet. At 14 I was not dating. At 14, I was not able to make those kind of choices.”

“I was a 14-year-old child trying to playing in an adult’s world, and he was 32 years old,” she said.

Corfman noted that she told her family and friends about her meeting with Moore, and thought about confronting the judge later on — but she decided not too, thinking her children were too young.

When the Post contacted her, she told the reporters that “if they found additional people, that I would tell my story, and they found those people.”

Guthrie pointed out that Moore has denied the allegations, and that he even said he doesn’t know Corfman.

“I wonder how many ‘me’s’ he doesn’t know,” Corfman replied.

Guthrie showed a photo of Corfman at the age of 14, to which Corfman said that “she didn’t deserve to have a 32-year-old man prey on her.”

She also told Guthrie that she has “voted as a Republican for years,” but that “this isn’t political for me.”

“This is personal. It’s very close to my heart, and I’ve lived with this for a long time” she concluded.

Nine women have come forward to accuse Moore of pursuing relationships of them when they were teenagers and he was an adult. One woman has alleged that Moore attempted to rape her when she was just 16. Moore faces off against Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate election on Dec. 12.

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