REPORT: Roy Moore Was Once Banned From Alabama Mall For Badgering Young Girls, Former Cops Say

The New Yorker reports:

This past weekend, I spoke or messaged with more than a dozen people—including a major political figure in the state—who told me that they had heard, over the years, that Moore had been banned from the mall because he repeatedly badgered teen-age girls. Some say that they heard this at the time, others in the years since. These people include five members of the local legal community, two cops who worked in the town, several people who hung out at the mall in the early eighties, and a number of former mall employees. (A request for comment from the Moore campaign was not answered.)

Lots of quotes from locals at the link.

  • O/T Here’s how Don Jr goes to prison without being eligible to be pardoned:
    https://twitter.com/rgoodlaw/status/930218437405790209

    • crewman

      The sad thing is if it was so bad that it was known in so many places by individuals, he most likely succeeded in molesting far more girls than we know about. But hey, he placed a statue of the Ten Commandments in a courthouse, so Evangelicals are cool with him.

      • peacfulseas inWA

        And he is likely still cruising. His type,pedophile, seldom change their habits. He probably hits on college women now.

    • kaydenpat

      This is good to know because Trump’s gut reaction would be to pardon everyone who is convicted because of Mueller’s findings.

  • another_steve

    Fuck Roy Moore.

    Totally O/T: More people live in New York City than in 40 of the 50 states.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b440aa401385b06fb70c0a9c6498462b006b8f7edf69f728190ea3a48ea77df2.jpg

    • Ditto with Los Angeles County..

    • Blake Mason

      That is crazy.

      • another_steve

        Of course, New York City consists of five boroughs – Manhattan being only one of them.

        As of 2015, the populations of the three most populous boroughs:

        o Brooklyn: 2.6 million

        o Queens: 2.3 million

        o Manhattan: 1.6 million

        • Craig Howell

          * The Bronx is up.
          * The Battery’s down.

        • Grumpy Old Man

          New York would make a nice medium sized city in China, largish in India.

    • greenmanTN

      Yet how much per vote representation do they have compared to votes from people in the least occupied states?

      • Chucktech

        As I said earlier today, Farmer Joe’s vote carries as much weight as 300 Californians. Farmer Joe may go straight to the devil.

      • another_steve

        Others have observed that, greenman. (Chucktech, earlier today.)

        The Electoral College system must die.

        • Rob NYNY

          It’s even stronger in the Senate. The electoral college brings the system slightly more into alignment (senators plus representatives).

      • kaydenpat

        That’s a great question.

    • greenmanTN

      A Slate article on vote representation. A vote in Wyoming counts for approximately 4 votes in New York.

      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/map_of_the_week/2012/11/presidential_election_a_map_showing_the_vote_power_of_all_50_states.html

    • ColdCountry

      And New York is welcome to them!

  • On-topic: My god he’s a skeezy, sleazy motherfucker.
    https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/930220231146033152

    Somehow it’s always those most obsessed with controlling other people’s sex lives who are the most sickening perverts themselves.

    • jerry

      In politics, it’s always those who yell “Family Values” the loudest…ALWAYS.

      • /

        With Josh Duggar, it’s, “Keep it in the Family” values…

        These people are so revolting, and the fact that they declare themselves the “moral majority” and feel that they need to teach the rest of us how to live (clearly not by example) is the crappy icing on the tacky Masterpieceofshit Cakeshop wedding cake.

        • jerry

          Campaign slogan from early ’90s when dead Jerry Falwell wasn’t quite dead yet: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5822b84b01013e7822e657a150c808fa1f963bc196eeaa1cd52ca487fe072cb3.jpg

          • Megrim Twist

            Ditto “Religious Right”.

        • Librarykid

          Thank heavens the Masterpieceofshit Cakeshop only makes cakes for heterosexual weddings.

          I am so glad Moore is getting what he deserves. Maybe now we will find out why the son has a problem with drugs.

          • /

            Dollars to diamorphine (heroin) that Roy Moore’s the one selling the drugs. He’s going for a sin bingo.

      • Snarkaholic

        True…Lin-DUH Harpy and Co. probably whack off to the Victoria’s Secret catalog on a regular basis.

      • Jeffg166

        His fucked up kid is beginning to make a lot more sense.

    • Paula

      Sounds like a good advertising line.
      Gadsden Mall: Now 35 years Roy Moore free.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • gaycuckhubby
    • JCF

      Spoiler alert: that is the choice.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I expect some kind of write in option before it’s all done

        • Joseph Miceli

          Good. Split the conservatard vote and get the Dem in!

    • Todd20036

      FLAKE NEWS!!!!!

      too easy

  • Cuberly Deux
  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Next time a right winger talks about trans in the bathroom… fuck you man!!

  • Ninja0980

    Does anyone still think he won’t be elected though?

    • Judas Peckerwood

      The dam has broken — he’s toast.

      • BobSF_94117

        Soggy toast?

      • JCF

        {fingers crossed}

        I swear, I just scared my 97 year old father a minute ago: when Chris Hayes played a clip of Moore denying the latest charges. Moore said he “didn’t know” the high school girl whose yearbook he signed!!!

        I could not stop myself from screaming.

    • gaycuckhubby

      He wont be

    • jerry

      I think the report that he was even banned from a mall might be the final straw…even if the RW nutjobs don’t believe (X amount) of women with claims, this forces them to realize something is very wrong with him.

      • Judas Peckerwood

        Yup, they have no problem calling women victims liars, but calling male cops liars is a different story.

      • CB

        Really. Removed from Claire’s and Hot Topic with no access to Dippin’ Dots is extreme punishment indeed!

        (Being snarky, not diminishing the horror of this cretin.)

      • superindy

        Why wasn’t this the final straw years ago…when he was a judge? Revolting little worm and all of those who covered for him.

    • DreadPikathulhu

      The evangelicals are convinced Jesus has forgiven him and it’s all about sticking it to the liberals, but this might convince the few GOP moderates in Alabama to stay home. It might be enough to tip it to the Democrat.

    • Bluto

      I think he’s down to 50-50 odds right now.

    • I think his chances just became much more slim. So yeah, I think he might not be.

    • Tulle Christensen

      depends on how many Moore victims come forward in the next few weeks

    • I still think he has a chance.. The election is in December. However, the Republicans are fleeing him, or pressuring him to withdraw from the race. He can’t continue with his denying and anger response.

      However the “Drip, Drip” revelations make it 10 times worse for Moore, given it keeps this in the news cycle. Once it leaves the news cycle, if it ever does, he can repair the damage.

      Basically, Moore has some time to repair the damage and try to spin the initiative on attacking Jones, even though there is a good chance it won’t work..

      However, I do think Moore chances of winning are getting slimmer and slimmer every day, especially with all these corroborating witnesses coming out to speak about his hitting on teenage girls.

      • LesbianTippingHabits


        Yes, but the latest one’s choice of attorney Gloria Allred and interview in New York City, well, could have been done differently.

        • I wish Gloria Allred wouldn’t do these news conferences. As much as the women in pain, I just feel this gives ammo to the Moore’s supporters, no matter how disgusting is Roy Moore…

          • LesbianTippingHabits


            Gloria Allred has been doing the same thing way too long.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            She seems to think one strategy fits all.

          • clay

            Maybe she picks her clients to fit her strategy?

      • Chucktech

        Well. At least this latest revelation ill be all there is to this…. Nothing more…..

  • shellback

    Let this be a lesson to all – the more you wave your bible about and point at others as sinful, the more likely it is you are trying to deflect from your own heinous life.
    But we knew that anyway.

    • greenmanTN

      Isn’t there a saying, something like “When you point your finger at someone else you have three fingers pointed back at yourself”?

      • Reality.Bites

        That’s why I slap faces instead.

        • coram nobis

          Dan Savage liked to say, “It takes 47 muscles in your face to frown. It only takes 4 to lift your arm and hit the motherfucker upside the head.”

    • ColdCountry

      Thing is, I doubt he thinks he did anything wrong, and a lot a Alabamians seem to agree. It’s a “culture” thing that has long needed to change, and thankfully, it seems to be finally happening.

  • Tatonka

    How this guy escaped having all his teeth knocked out by an angry father with a baseball bat is a total mystery to me.

    • Secure

      Their fathers must have been skeezing at other malls.

    • melllt

      He was a DA. And unfortunately, or is it fortunately lots of people are law abiding citizens that don’t try to take the law into their own hands.
      Only the police are allowed to do that. /s

      • Sporkfighter

        That /s at the end of your post in inappropriate. It isn’t snark, it’s an unpleasant truth.

        • RoFaWh

          For which one may use the slashie /ut

    • Andymac3

      It’s Alabamy

    • Moore’s victims were silenced with threats.

      I guarantee there will be women you know who’ve been harassed, assaulted, or raped, but who have told no one for fear of reprisals.

      • JAKvirginia

        Thank you. Why speak out when you know no one will believe you.

      • ColdCountry

        And fear of shame, because we all know, it’s the woman’s fault. (I am SO grateful that is changing. Too slowly for my taste, but FINALLY, it’s changing.)

    • Natty Enquirer

      It’s 1970s Alabama. What girl is going to tell Daddy?

      • JCF

        What 1970s Alabama Daddy isn’t going to respond, “I WARNED you not to wear That Skirt!”

    • BobSF_94117

      Daddy has his eye on the neighbor’s 13yo…

    • The_Wretched

      Being a DA then a judge and church elder.

    • Rob NYNY

      He seemed to target young women with no father figure in their lives.

      • Bad Tom

        He was smart like that.
        ——-
        Or would cunning be a better word?

        • ColdCountry

          “Fucking sleazy turd” comes to mind.

    • yes b’y

      Have you seen his teeth?

  • JT

    REPORT: Roy Moore Was Once Banned From Alabama Mall For Badgering Young Girls, Former Cops Say

    “Gimme that old time religion. Gimme that old time religion. Gimme that old time religion. It’s good enough for me. It was good enough for Isaac. It’s good enough for me.”

    • Damn those liberal activist… law enforcement officers. /s

    • Mark Cross

      https://youtu.be/7RzdKzVTAcs
      I linked to the “Midnight Cowboy” toilet preacher clip elsewhere on this thread, but it bears repeating. This is the intensity with which Moore’s supporters will defend him.

  • Robincho

    What an impressive thing to add to an already impressive résumé —

  • Outlaw Woman

    Though it sickens me to see all these religious right leaders come out defending Roy Moore, I like that it highlights their pharisee hypocrisy.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Say goodnight, Gracie.

  • Adam Stevens

    Such a good christian man.

    Tee hee hee…

    Beware of christian heterosexual men. Seriously. Beware.

    They love their savior but prefer to behave like his nemesis.

    • With Southern Baptists, there is this “Saturday Night Honky Tonk”, and then the “Get out of Jail Pass” of Sunday Morning (or late Morning) redemption, aka let Jeebus wipe away the sins..

    • JCF

      -ist.

  • It’s interesting: Moore issued a statement declaring defiance and that he considered McConnell an enemy.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Moore will now play the “us versus the Deep State” card. I don’t think he will quit the race.

      • That won’t work. He has to address the allegations and his past corroborated behavior with lots of evidence head on. He can’t just attack, because has to least stymied the outrage and disgust against him and put some of his supporters at ease.

        I am betting he will do more of forgiveness angle, because every other explanation is not going to work. He has to address the disgust that people have about his behavior on hitting on young girls. (excuse me while I vomit)

        • Natty Enquirer

          Roy Moore is defiance incarnate. I don’t see him playing the “sinner” card. He’s got 53 pastors behind him and that carries a lot of votes in Alabammy.

          • RoFaWh

            Those 53 pastors are probably all potential jailbirds.

          • Bad Tom

            They will start to melt away in the face of a flood of evidence.
            They have no spine. Heh.

            Not when even they see the writing on the wall.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Just watch — Moore will line up some good ol boys to say Doug Jones hit on them when they were teens.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      McConnell pulled out all the stops for Luther Strange in the primary, earning Moore’s eternal hatred.

      • Chucktech

        Eternal hatred. Just like the good christian he is.

    • JCF

      I’d seriously recommend Doug Jones put up this billboard: “No One Will Fight Mitch McConnell and the Republican Establishment More Than I Will!”

  • Bluto

    Delicious poured over the ashes of roy’s credibility & reputation.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f2e0c90961fb44dacd16af4c9d055317e256626d3ff1021d8336fe8f08cbb30.png

  • Davester

    So he’s a mall creeper! Are we living in the real world anymore, or a dystopian novella by John Waters?

    • Judas Peckerwood

      I have a feeling that even John Waters finds our current situation too trashy.

  • MikeBx2

    Roy Moore was every parent’s nightmare. A grade A pervert, people are saying.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      A grade-A pervert with serious power.

      • Chucktech

        Chief Justice of AL’s Supreme Court. Sweet dead jesus…

  • Cuberly Deux

    So in his home town he was widely known as a stalker of young women.

    And he was believed to have been banned from the YMCA as well.

    • Lazycrockett

      and still they overwhelmingly have supported him through his entire political career. No matter how many times he has been rebuked and fired, the public still wants him.

      • Snarkaholic

        Give us Barabbas!

      • clay

        Wait, maybe he went for state-wide races to get away from people who knew him too, uhum, intimately?

        • UrsusArctos 🐻

          According to some Etowah county folks I know (and some I’m related to) there’s a lot of wisdom in that. Apparently most of his family is well thought of. decent but poor folks who worked like hell to make good and were generally liked. Except Roy, who two, not one, two of those people described as “being an asshole even when he was in diapers”.

      • Bad Tom

        He knows how to project outward piety. Crowds lap up unabashed sanctimony.

        All lies, of course.

  • Lazycrockett
    • MikeBx2

      The other night on Seth Meyer’s, he ask her about that picture and if she remembered what they were laughing about. She said she did, but wouldn’t say what it was. lol

      • Reality.Bites

        I say they were talking about what Bill’s farts smell like since he became a vegan.

        • Tor

          That’s shocking. He became a vegan?

  • TimCA

    Looks like Ted Cruz is also about to jump ship too:

    “Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky as the highest profile Republicans whose endorsements still stand. By Monday evening, Cruz, too, was distancing himself, saying that he can’t “in good conscience” encourage voters to support Moore unless he presents credible defense.”

    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2017/11/13/senate-leader-mcconnell-roy-moore-step-aside-light-sexual-misconduct-allegations

  • Rocco

    Is it finally enough? Jaysus. What they need a pic with him wearing a trench coat with his micropenis hanging out?!?

    • CB

      Would a micropenis actually “hang.” A friend wants to know. /s

      • Natty Enquirer

        Even “jut” is too strong. “Peek,” I think.

        • Rocco

          Lol…

          • Rocco

            How about “poke out?” Lol…maybe “peek out?”

          • CB

            Certainly caused a lot of pique.
            (Homonyms are fun.)

          • Rocco

            Lol

      • JCF

        Can we please not go here? Micropenis is a real thing, and does not determine one’s politics.

  • Tread

    This isn’t just a problem with Moore, though. It’s a more pervasive problem in the straight male community, the fetishization of teenage girls for sex.

  • MikeBx2
    • Chucktech

      Won’t work. He’s still Don, Jr. Worse than a pedo.

      • prixator

        But, he does have the look.

    • ColdCountry

      Burrrrrrrn!

  • SoCalGal20

    Well i think we can rest assured that mall creeper Roy Moore did not stop his creeping once he was banned from the so then what did he do?

    • Lazycrockett

      Moved to another town.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Back to the courthouse.

      • Paula

        All the employees knew to avoid the restrooms on Roy’s floor.

      • JCF

        There’s always another girl whose mother is going through a difficult trial…

        • Bad Tom

          That’s why there’s a dedicated family court, always in session.

          Perfect for Mister District Attorney! (Pedo).

    • Cuberly Deux

      So he married his wife in 84. It would be interesting if there were accusations since.

      • Bad Tom

        I still think some LEO needs to check out his computer.

    • Snarkaholic

      Hiding in the bushes outside the nearest elementary school?

    • Mark Cross

      https://youtu.be/7RzdKzVTAcs
      He channeled all that pent-up Jesus love and xtian livin’ into street preaching in NYC…[ACTUAL FOOTAGE(!)]

    • E.J.

      Became a mall Santa…

  • Cuberly Deux

    And now the local AL paper is coroborating the accounts.

    “He watched us girls quite openly,” said Beverstock. “His eyes crawled over our shirts and our backsides. He was so open about it that I would try and handle his order as quickly as possible.

    “When you didn’t smile and flirt back with him, give him an opening, he became rude and demanding,” she said.

    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/gadsden_residents_say_moores_b.html

  • bobbybear.i.am
  • dcurlee

    Yet again those that protest too much

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/atensnut/status/929899833950982145?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
    She can take time to tweet this yet not one tweet condemning Moore or other Republicans.
    And yet Chris Hayes and other liberals say we need to believe her?
    Fuck no, she is clearly a right wing hack at this point and nothing more then that and I fully expect her to trash the Moore accusers tonight, just like she did with the Trump ones.

    • Lizard

      Whataboutism at its finest.

      What Bill Clinton did or did not do is completely irrelevant to this discussion.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup, and to put it bluntly, several of his accusers have made this a career on the right wing circuit, which does in fact raise issues about their credibility.
        Broaderick’s twitter feed in particular where she bashes women who accuse Republicans of assault shows her complaints about Hillary being mean are just a bunch of BS IMO.
        Not to mention her profile picture is with a man that tried to justify someone having sex with underage girls.

      • JCF

        If Bill Clinton RUNS for anything, ever again, then Juanita is welcome to EVERY platform.

        Until then: um, the rapists IN/SEEKING POWER?

        ETA: I did love Samantha Bee’s video, right before the ’16 election, of Hillary winning—and then having Tim Kaine change the WH locks (w/ Bill locked OUT >;-/ )

  • BartmanLA

    At what point will the GOP realize this is a lost cause, it won’t end well if they keep backing him and encourage his election and promotion to the Senate???? This is probably one of the worst examples of who should NOT be a representative of the people in congress in many many decades! Digging in your heels and screaming that he’s innocent with all the mounting evidence will just make the GOP, pundits and even the religious leaders defending him will just end up making them all look like fools! MOVE on and drop this predator now! He’s a poor choice anyway!

  • kelven

    There are a few public figures that rise to the level of uber sanctimonious prick. Pedo Roy is certainly one of them. It is so satisfying to see him getting some comeuppance.

  • CB

    They are writing the mid-term campaign ads now…

  • Jmdintpa

    LAWD HAM MERCY

  • fuzzybits

    One creep here stays mum on Roy Moore. But considering his past,no surprise. http://nbc4i.com/2017/11/12/leading-senate-candidate-in-ohio-gop-primary-mum-on-moore/amp/

    • JCF

      Excellent. This race was shaping up to be close—Sherrod Brown can RUN on this!

  • KnownDonorDad

    Unfortunately, Alabama will still elect him. This might hobble his overall power after his election, but I even doubt that.

    • Natty Enquirer

      It really depends on the Republican voter outrage level outside of Alabama. That’s what would motivate the Senate to kick him out. Or not, if the base just doesn’t care.

      • Tom Mears

        >50% of the Alabama republicans would vote for him if there were explicit pictures of him diddling preschoolers. The question is are there enough democrats and sane republicans to make a difference.

        • Mark Cross

          ^^^^THIS × 1,000

      • Ben in Oakland

        I think he would still win, because the only people they hate more than gay people are pedophiles, but the only people they hate more than pedolhiles are liberals and democrats.

        If he did win, the governor would still appoint someone just like him. The only chance we have is if he stays in the race,

    • Bad Tom

      I think it is now an open question. There are now five women accusing him, plus the new info about the mall. Everyone has a limit, even Alabamians.

    • bJason

      I agree. There is video of 45 admitting to sexual predation and he was still elected. People will tell pollsters that they aren’t voting for Moore but will do it anyway. Alabama will elect Roy Moore.

  • Alpha 50327

    Speaking of pederasts, why hasn’t Todd Starnes stepped up to defend Roy Moore? Turds of a feather…

  • JCF

    It’s one thing that the girls—the VICTIMS—aren’t coming forward until now.

    But this? And the attorney who served with him (who said “it was common knowledge Moore dated high school girls”). WHAT THE FRELLING FUCK???

    Enough w/ the fucking ENABLING! Expose ALL abusive assholes, most especially *those with political power*!!!!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/70363e0d7046f6b3bf3ab9cb9df6851d98c960e64f03caf967235e0363c10d17.jpg
    [Thank you for your service, Xena.]

    • Chucktech

      You know, throughout all of Roy Moore’s travails in and out of the headlines over the past few years, no one ever made an issue of any of this. And that must be because this is just no big deal in Alabama. But now that he’s under the klieg lights of national politics and norms of civilized behavior, no one is more shocked than he and his fellow Alabamians over why this is a BFD.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Henry Auvil
  • Cuberly Deux
  • Luther Kreiger

    Gee Roy, it was a really great idea to parlay your second ousting into a bid for a much larger political platform!

    I’m going to guess that the privileged scum is so used to being given so much good-ole-boy treatment and pious burnishing of his gay-hatin’ credentials that not even in his wildest, sickest dreams did he imagine that just maybe his grotesque past might come to the surface once he left his precious little Alabammy safety bubble and entered the national stage.

    Good. The asshole.

    • Ben in Oakland

      I like assholes. He is a hemorrhoid. I don’t like hemorrhoids

    • Tor

      Maybe he did not even think there was anything wrong with his past behavior, and this is all a big surprise.

      • Bad Tom

        He also thought his fake-piety would protect him, like it always has.

  • kaydenpat

    If his reputation was so bad, how did he get to be a Judge? He shouldn’t have gotten so far as to be able to run for the Senate in the first place given his background.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Is this a rhetorical question? A-L-A-B-A-M-A

    • Chucktech

      Apparently, this simply isn’t a BFD in Alabama.

      • Del Sam

        As the joke (alleged story) goes:
        “What does a 14 y/o girl from Alabama say after sex?
        Git off me daddy, you’re crushing my smokes. And I gotta go feed our baby”

        • William

          What does a girl from Alabama say to her brother?
          “Your dick tates like Daddy.”

      • Judas Peckerwood

        Let’s be honest: until very recently, this wasn’t a BFD anywhere.

        • Chucktech

          30+ year old men oggling and lechering after 16 year old girls has been a BFD in all my lifetime.

    • The_Wretched

      In light of the rest of the accusations, its negligent that this story waited this long.

      • Bad Tom

        Compartmentalization of knowledge.

        It took the chance occurrence of the Post reporter overhearing something significant, pursuing that, vetting it, and convincing the victims to speak out.

        Why didn’t someone more local break the story first?
        Roy Moore effectively kept ahead of the power curve. He could crush you. He had the power to (potentially) bring charges against you, when he was a DA.

        After he became a judge, if you ever came before his bench, he could send you to jail. I have no doubt whatever that he was indeed a vindictive sonofabitch in his long career of court rulings.

        Perhaps a panel of attorneys needs to look into that.

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      As a county AsstDA/DA he likely had a LOT of leverage of vulnerable people. This crap is much (if not more) about power than sex.

  • JWC

    Dirty old man

  • Dayglo

    You know you’re in an Alabama shopping mall when the anchor store is a taxidermist.

  • jruffdc

    Lol! Fucking Chester molester. Ah, I have fond memories as a 13-year-old boy visiting my neighborhood shopping mall. I thought it was so sweet when my Chester-the-molester asked me in front of the Hallmark store with pleading eyes if I wanted to go have pizza. Unfortunately, I knew it was wrong and had to wait another seven years to lose my virginity.

    • Tor

      You didn’t lose it. You know exactly where it went.

  • pj

    did he ride his horse?

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • MBear

      Maybe theyre the same

  • netxtown

    I refuse to rejoice at someone’s pitiful fall – but i will be supremely exuberant!

    • andrew

      As the “Good Book” says: Psalm 92,12 “My eyes look with glee on my wicked enemies, My ears delight in the fall of my foes.”

  • trouble94114

    uh oh!. So we’ve now got no less than 7 members of the legal or law enforcement community saying he was banned from the mall for being a lecherous man, and an indeterminate number of civilians who frequented or worked in the mall, apparently corroborating this.

    Of course Roy does dress like he purchases his Sunday best from Dillard’s, so maybe he did have a good reason for being there.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Wow! Now this is a bombshell no one can ignore!
    Hey Roy – Crash and burn, you filthy hypocrite!

    • Ben in Oakland

      Not quite yet. He has an election to lose.

  • GreatLakeSailor

    Roy Moore’s alleged pursuit of a young girl is the symptom of a larger problem in evangelical circles – LA Times
    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-brightbill-roy-moore-evangelical-culture-20171110-story.html

  • colo303

    This just mobilizes their base. They’ll think that the mall should be closed down for persecution of a fine Christian.

  • Ben in Oakland

    So. Have we finally discovered why moore-is-less was so vehemently obsessed with gay people?

    “Loook over there. Gay squirrels! They’re coming to get your sons.”

    Projection and deflection. It’s what moralizing busybodies DO.

    • Tor

      The louder they scream, the farther they fall.

  • ClevelandJim

    I was talking to a guy at work today about Moore. He said, “he was a judge, I’m sure he was investigated when he was trying to become a judge, right?” I kinda laughed and said, “Alabama. And he’s a bible-thumper, why would anyone investigate him?” But the more I think about it, yeah, it’s Alabama, and he’s a bible-thumper, but surely, over all these years of him playing to conservatives, why have no liberals (and you know there have to be at least SOME in Alabama) ever to bothered trying to build a case against him, dig some of this shit up and expose his seedier side??

    • -M-

      Probably figured it wouldn’t do any good even if they found something and also managed to get someone to go on the record about it. The whole town basically knew but if you were one of them would you want to pressure one of the victims to come forward even if you knew who they were?

    • Ernest Endevor

      Look at all the arrests his son has had and the charges that don’t happen. No one seems to care.

    • canoebum

      It’s their “culture and heritage”, the same one they are always bitching about preserving….with monuments to traitors and racists, with segregation, with voter suppression, with lynchings(or cops shooting black men and women, same thing), with controlling the lives and bodies of women, with the denial of science. The white Christian male dominated society they love so much represses all which doesn’t yield to its supremacy. It’s been ingrained in their society for so long, most people just go along to get along (i.e. stay alive).

  • TuuxKabin
  • Bad Tom

    SO, SO, happy to see Roy Moore go down in flames!
    He richly deserves it.
    ——-
    How many young girls’ lives did he damage?
    Not to mention the hostility he has shown to minorities OFFICIALLY from the bench!

    • Joseph Miceli

      I wonder if he will step down. Sane people would, but I’m not sure he qualifies.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Anytime I see the goat fucking Islamic jihadists or the Christian Taliban talking about how gay men “recruit,” I immediately know that they are the ones fucking their kids. Why? Because both types believe in arranged marriages of children and turn a blind eye towards child abuse and sexual abuse of women.
    Sorry God botherers, I am a gay socialist atheist and I am MUCH more morally evolved than you. I only have sex with people who can CONSENT and even then they have to have chest hair (and a penis!)
    Since I am NOT a Christian I get to judge you people, and I find Muslims and Christians who abuse children and arrange child marriages….Deplorable. Please be better people or kill yourselves. Either one is fine with me.

  • Kevin Andrews

    The sleeze factor of the GOTP increases exponentially. A sexual predator has no place in AmeriKKKan culture. Tossed from the Bench twice and guilty of rape.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    What a dreadful place Gadson sounds.

  • Gene Perry

    OK … cruising the mall … ? … just creepy!

  • I have a feeling five victims is just the tip of the iceberg.

  • John Calendo

    This is an allegation based on hearsay and thus flimsy and suspect.

    It’s equivalent to Trump claiming “a lot of people think” and “a lot of people say.” The New Yorker must provide evidence — do malls ban people?…how is that done? by letter, by a posting throughout the mall with the offender’s picture? Where is the record of the banning? Evidence, please.

    Why is an elite publication that is taken seriously publishing rumor and hearsay? In its zeal to finish off Roy Moore — who has long done a bang-up job of proving himself a crackpot and a blockhead with no outside help required, — the New Yorker has sunk to the level of the National Enquirer.

    • JamesR

      [unless this is cleverly disguised, disguised snark] What rock do you live under? Of course malls ban people all the time. And the people who know it are the (often) off-duty cops who moonlight as security. The mall knows, the people know, being known for going after teenage girls is a quite memorable thing – allegation or not – but a real and memorable thing. News, but not news to the town. ‘Allegations’ that fit a pattern, and that are known for decades, *are news.*

      The New Yorker undoubtedly has multiple sources. Watch Moore not sue them. Discovery is a bitch who is of legal age and will bite him in the ass.

      • John Calendo

        Okay…point taken. However, I want to see the paper trail. Surely these lists must be written down, the unwanted person must be informed. I have no problem imagining Roy Moore as an unctuous, unbearable lech. But The New Yorker does NOT claim it has anything more that what people heard, what was “known”… there is no claim to a paper trail. This is hearsay and as I said above, hearsay “evidence” is barely evidence at all.

        • JamesR

          True. But bluff or not We Shall See.

          Though I don’t see how written evidence of old hearsay is any better, legally, than the hearsay recalled and testified to – it’s still legally hearsay. Even if it were possible to try someone for harassing behavior, at that time or now. The point is, if it can be found he were reasonably thought of as a threat / demonstrated unacceptable behavior at the time, the standards in and for the Senate are different than that in a court of law, as they were designed and as they should be. [As they should be for any and all public office]

          Burden of proof and presumption of innocence for citizens to keep them from unjust imprisonment – ‘better ten guilty men go free than jail one innocent’ and the like – this is a hallmark of our particular democratic experiment and I support that 100%. However this is NOT the standard we should apply to our representatives, defending their ‘right’ to office, is it?