The Today Show reports:
Leigh Corfman, the woman who accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of initiating a sexual encounter when she was 14 — and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney — said she feels “a weight has been lifted” since going public with her story, even though it has cost her personally and financially.
In an exclusive television interview, her first since The Washington Post revealed her story earlier this month, Corfman addressed critics who have questioned why she failed to raise her allegations earlier, telling TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, “It’s very simple, really — I did tell people,” including her friends and family and, later when she was an adult herself, her children.
At the time, she didn’t realize she had been molested because “it wasn’t part of my vocabulary.” “I had been reading Harlequin romances for years. I was expecting candlelight and roses, what I got was very different,” she said. Corfman said she immediately told two of her friends, and then a third. All of them told her what Moore did was inappropriate.