Skip to comments.One of Roy Moore's accusers: 'Roy Moore knows the truth'
Posted on 11/11/2017 5:34:09 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
One of the four women who said they had romantic or sexual encounters as teens with Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore responded Friday with a lengthy statement.
The statement came from Gloria Thacker Deason via her attorney, Paula Cobin.
In the statement, Deason said Moore provided her alcoholic beverages even though, at age 18, she was too young to drink under Alabama law. Moore denied that he bought underage girls alcohol in an interview Friday with Sean Hannity after Deason's statement had been released.
Deason also said that The Washington Post accurately portrayed her comments to the newspaper. The Post broke the story Thursday, which accused Moore, then 32, of having a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl.
The Post also reported that Moore, while in his 30s, had romantic encounters with three other girls - including Deason -- who were all in their teens. According to The Post, Moore provided Deason with Mateus Rose wine while the two were on dates.
Deason said she and Moore dated off and on for several months. Their physical relationship never progressed beyond kissing, she told The Post.
Moore has denied the allegations in The Post story. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 election.
In her statement, Deason said she was speaking out because of "public falsehoods and defamatory remarks" made by Moore and other Republican officials. In the statement, Deason also said she does not know Moore's opponent nor has she been contacted by Democratic leaders.
The full statement from Deason:
On behalf of Gloria Deason, please accept this additional statement on her behalf:
This statement is being given due to the public falsehoods and defamatory remarks being made by Roy Moore, many Alabama Republican officeholders and leaders, and Steve Bannon, regarding the motivations of Ms. Deason in describing her former relationship with Moore. She did not seek public exposure on the events described in The Washington Post article. She was contacted by the Post reporters several weeks ago. After careful consideration, and fully understanding that her character and veracity would be viciously attacked, she nonetheless agreed to go on the record and tell the truth.
Ms. Deason confirms that the The Post accurately reported the substance of her interviews with them. She does not know the other women named in the article. She is no longer a resident of Alabama. She is a registered Republican, but has no affiliation with the RNC and has not been contacted by the RNC or any Republican leaders at any time. The same is true for the DNC and Democratic leaders. She does not know Doug Jones, has not been contacted at any point by him or anyone associated with his campaign nor made any financial contributions to him.
There is nothing about being public regarding her relationship with Roy Moore that will enhance Ms. Deason's life. She did not seek the limelight. No glory, no financial compensation, no justice. But she stands firmly on the truth. No one can take that away from her. No one.
And Roy Moore knows the truth. Notably, he has not denied knowing Ms. Deason, or pursuing and dating her when she was 18 and he was in his mid-thirties. He has not denied plying her with alcohol knowing in his position as a district attorney that she was younger than the legal drinking age. He has not given a press conference or opened himself up to questions on his relationship with Ms. Deason or the other women named in the article. He appears to be in hiding while issuing incendiary statements about the women, calling them "evil" and accusing them of bribery and conspiracy with the DNC. He has also sent emails to his supporters using this as a reason to request more financial contributions for his campaign.
It is reprehensible that so many Alabama Republican officeholders and leaders of their party have rejected wholesale the magnitude of evidence reported in The Post. Worse yet, they claim that even if they believed the statements of pedophilia and sexual assault, specifically against Leigh Corfman (the 14 year old), to be true, they don't find it to be illegal or immoral conduct by Moore. A 14 year old cannot legally give consent for sex. In short, these leaders don't care. This is a stunning admission that the GOP is not a party of family values, certainly not in Alabama. And Steve Bannon's ridiculous statement that Moore's misconduct is akin to "locker room talk" deserves no response. It fails on its face.
For those critical of these 4 women for not voluntarily coming forward earlier, ask yourselves what difference it would have made. Republicans in Alabama, the Christian conservatives of the Deep South, are saying that they don't care if Roy Moore's predatory sexual child pursuits are true. It's no big deal to them that Moore abused his position of power as a district attorney and committed crimes against teenage women.
Why wait 30 years and several elections to report it?
Corfman claimed several pastors also molested her. This hit job is falling apart faster than a pair of cardboard shoes in the rain.
The one that worked for biden? The one that scrubbed her facebook page?
Behold the Congressional Republican’s reaction to the politically orchestrated avalanche of liberal media-contrived sexual harassment hysteria. It could not be more clear that the malignant mainstream media is a “Fifth Column” enemy of the citizens of the United States, They and their criminal’y insane Democrat overlords are Public Enemy No. 1. But whatever you do, don’t disturb “Rip Van Sessions.” He’s snoozing right through this full-blown Cultural Marxist assault on America.
“... saying that they don’t care if Roy Moore’s predatory sexual child pursuits are true. It’s no big deal to them that Moore abused his position of power as a district attorney and committed crimes against teenage women.”
I don’t believe asking a teenage girl between 16 and 18 out on a date is a “crime against teenage women.” The ONLY concern should be with the one who claims to have been 14. Personally, anyone waiting 38 years to level charges just a few weeks from an election is doing it for political reasons, and probably for money.
Why even keep your mouth shut about it during the Republican primary as it might have helped the GOPe’s preferred candidate?
Collapsing like a margarine and Velveeta souffle, it is, and look at all the MSM and DC establishment it ensnared. Dana Perino at FNC should be fired.
From what I heard, his name cannot be removed from the ballot at this time. It's simply too late.
Clever plan but no cigar.
The Governor can postpone the election.
It would be stupid (and probably illegal) to postpone an election based on unproven allegations from four decades ago. Ridiculous.
“She did not seek the limelight. No glory, no financial compensation, no justice.”
One question — Did she receive financial compensation, and or receive promises of future compensation? If so from who?
Notice the careful parsing of words in the quote. It says she did not “seek” financial compensation, it doesn’t say she hasn’t received financial compensation or promises of future compensation.
People do not come forward gratuitously to involve themselves in a public smear campaign unless there is something in it for them. What is the prize?
Why do you bring that up? Do you want him to?
The accusation of providing liquor at a restaurant has been debunked by noting the county in which this purportedly happened was dry at the time of the date and could not have happened.
Look at what the Dems did in New Jersey after Torrecelli. Dont let a serious crisis go to waste. Moore would be batter as Attorney General and Jeff can go back to the Senate.
It should also be noted that te accusation was she was served in a restaurant. Not even a reasonable lie since it would have been the waitstaff acting under cover of law that purportedly provided liquor to a minor, not the judge.
20 years ago, I had a girl friend whose parents were from Alabama. Her mom was only 10 years older than me because she got married when she was 16! Her father was 25 when they got hitched. This is normal in Alabama, and the people of Alabama know this and will vote accordingly.
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