Courthouse News reports:
Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore’s second campaign for U.S. Senate was a mere 12 days old when his attorneys asked a state judge to put to rest a lawsuit that arose from lurid accusations that caused his first campaign to crumple in the final weeks of the 2017 race. On Monday he will ask an Alabama state judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit from a woman who said he molested her when she was 14.
In the weeks before the Dec. 12, 2017 special election, nine women accused Moore of sexual misconduct. Leigh Corfman told The Washington Post Moore sexually abused her in 1979 when he was 32 and an assistant district attorney, and she 14. Moore denied the allegations, calling a politically motivated attack, and in early 2018 Corfman filed a defamation suit against him. As Moore again seeks elected office, both sides are to argue their points at a hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse Monday afternoon.
Moore’s own lawsuit against actor Sacha Baron Cohen is still in progress.