After being fired twice as a judge in Alabama and spectacularly losing a Senate seat to a Democrat in one of the reddest states in the nation, Roy Moore is not ready to ride his pony home.
The disgraced 71-year-old politician and accused pedophile announced Monday that he's suing three women who claimed during his failed Senate campaign that he pursued them or abused them when they were children and he was a 30-something attorney.
"The accusations made against Judge Moore during the U.S. Senate campaign arose from a political conspiracy to destroy his personal reputation and defeat him in the special Senate election," Moore's attorney, Melissa Isaak, said in a statement.
Many of the accusers called the proposed lawsuit ridiculous, especially since the women didn't know each other and only spoke out after The Washington Post contacted them after repeatedly hearing rumors of Moore's abhorrent behavior as a young man.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Moore again claimed he never knew the women (or girls, which they were at the time). Evidence suggests otherwise as several of the accusers produced yearbooks and letters that featured Moore's writing; he claims they're forged.
"[Accuser] Leigh Corfman stands by the accuracy of every one of her statements about Mr. Moore's sexual abuse of her when she was a 14-year-old high school freshman and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney," Corfman's attorney, Neil Roman, told AL.com. "Ms. Corfman is no longer a teenager and is not going to let Mr. Moore victimize her again."
Moore, strapped for cash, is seeking compensatory damages from all defendants, plus interest.