Leigh Corfman: Who Is the Woman Behind Accusations Against Roy Moore?
UPDATE 11/13 @ 3:00 P.M. EST: A new accuser of Roy Moore has stepped forward. Learn about Beverly Nelson Young here.
BREAKING: @mccrummenWaPo @bethreinhard report: Leigh Corfman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was… https://t.co/OQybR2OCTU— Evan Rosenfeld | אבן רוזנפלד (@Evan Rosenfeld | אבן רוזנפלד) 1510250380.0
Leigh Corfman is the woman behind new allegations against Roy Moore, who is running for a special election in Alabama this December. The story was broke by the Washington Post this afternoon. In it, Corfman claims that Moore approached her in Etowah County, Alabama while she was sitting on a bench with her mother in 1979.
During the exchange with her mother, Corfman claims that Moore offered to watch young 14-year-old Corfman while she went inside a courthouse for a child custody hearing.
While he watched the young Corfman, he allegedly got her phone number. Days later, he allegedly picked her up and molested her.
“I wanted it over with — I wanted out,” she told WashPo about remembering her alleged molestation. “Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over.”
Who Is Leigh Corfman?
After the story broke, Corfman's LinkedIn has been deleted. However, it places her living in Gadsden, Alabama and had her working at a payday loan company.
It appears she has also deleted her Facebook, too.
However, obituaries for her mother and father show that the family has been lifelong residents of Gadsden. Lois Corfman, her mother, is presumably the one featured in the story she told WashPo. She passed away on October 14, 2015.
In her obituary, it stated that Leigh Corfman has two brothers, Bob and Jim.
Corfman is a Republican and told the Washington Post that she voted for Trump.
There Are Other Women, Too
The Washington Post adds, "three other women interviewed by The Washington Post in recent weeks say Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s." The other women are named as Debbie Wesson Gibson, Wendy Miller, Gloria Thacker Deason.
Moore has released the following statement:
The December 12 special Senate election in Alabama is being held to replace Jeff Sessions, now attorney general. Moore defeated Senator Luther Strange, championed by Donald Trump, in the September Republican primary to advance to the December election. In December, Moore faces Doug Jones, who won the Democratic primary.
Moore is no stranger to controversy and has been removed from office before. He has been twice elected to and twice removed from the Alabama Supreme Court. He was removed from office for the first time in 2003 when he refused to remove the Ten Commandments from government property. He is also the founder and president of the Foundation for Moral Law.
However, other potential future colleagues of Moore have weighed in on the new controversy with Corfman. Lisa Murkowski, Republican Senator from Alaska, said:
JUST NOW: @lisamurkowski on WaPo Report on Roy Moore: “I’m horrified and if it’s true he should step down immediately.”— Frank Thorp V (@Frank Thorp V) 1510253437.0
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has also said Moore should step down if the allegations are true.