Judge dismisses defamation claim against Roy Moore campaign

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Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court addresses a Pro-Life Mississippi and a Pastors for Life pastors luncheon in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Moore told the attendees that he cannot separate his faith from his job as chief justice and continues to oppose abortion and same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge in Alabama has dismissed Roy Moore’s unsuccessful 2018 Senate campaign from a defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who accused Moore of molesting her decades ago.

A judge in Montgomery dismissed the campaign in Moore’s losing 2018 Senate race from the lawsuit filed by Leigh Corfman. The case against Moore continues.

Corfman was among several women who said Moore sexually pursued them decades ago.

The lawsuit contended that Moore and his campaign defamed Corfman as they defended the candidate. Moore said the judge rightfully recognized no defamation by his campaign occurred.

The accusations were a central issue in the Senate race Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones.

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