The Washington Examiner reports:
Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s account of when he began dating his wife Kayla would place the start of their courtship before her divorce from her first husband, according to court documents.
This comes as the Moore campaign’s defense of the retired judge against multiple allegations of sexual misconduct hinges on disputing minute details of the accusers’ versions of events.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Washington Examiner asked Moore’s campaign to explain apparent contradictions between his account of his relationship with Kayla Kisor and information contained in public records.
“Regardless of when they met, Judge and Kayla did not date while she was still with her ex-husband or legally married,” campaign spokesman Brett Doster responded by email.
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When reached for comment, a Moore spokesperson told the Examiner that their questions about Moore’s courtship of his wife were “really scraping the bottom of the barrel.”
But, as the Examiner points out, the Moore campaign “has been eager to discredit his accusers based on alleged inconsistencies in marginal details of their accounts, down to the location of a dumpster at the Old Hickory House restaurant, outside of which a former waitress claims she was sexually assaulted by Moore.”
Moore has been accused by a number of women of preying on them decades ago, many of whom claim they were young teenagers at the time. Moore has denied all the allegations, casting them as part of a grand conspiracy by the media, Democrats and the Republican establishment to take him off God’s path.
According to his own book, Moore first spotted Kayla at her high school dance recital. Moore was in his 30s at the time and many have questioned why an unmarried man with no children would attend a dance recital for teenage girls.