Since the first allegations (and denials) in the Roy Moore allegations surfaced, I have speculated on when either Moore or one of the women would sue. As I discussed recently, Moore had promised to sue for defamation but he thus far failed to keep that promise. Similarly, Gloria Allred has been blustering about lawsuits without filing on behalf of her clients. Now, however, one of the women has sued and we may be able to get some answers under oath for the first time in the scandal. Leigh Corfman accused Moore of molesting her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s. She has now filed in court. The only thing that has been abundantly clear in this controversy is someone is lying. It is time to try to find out who that is.
Corfman is not seeking financial damages beyond legal costs, but instead is asking for a public apology from Moore and an injunction on him or his campaign publicly attacking her in the future, according to The Washington Post.
Of course, Moore has not even conceded the election (despite the results being finalized by Republican officials). It has now been almost a month since he lost.
Instead of fulfilling his pledge to file for defamation, Moore filed a meritless complaint with the federal court seeking to postpone the certification of Doug Jones as the winner of the election. In the complaint, he represented that he took a polygraph that proved his innocence (an irrelevant addition to the election fraud complaint). However, he and his staff have refused to release the polygraph or details on the test. His spokeswomen, who has previously made bizarre statements on behalf of Moore, insisted that the test completely vindicated Moore but could offer nothing on who administered the test or what was asked:
Of course, lie detector or polygraph results are generally inadmissible in court. We will have the far more probative evidence of live testimony if this case moves forward to deposition and trial. If Moore’s team is correct, he has nothing to fear and everything to gain.
Moore has continued to raise money for his election challenge despite the certification of Jones and his admission to the Senate. As for his long promised defamation lawsuit, the clock is still ticking.