No matter what Roy Moore does he simply cannot stay out of the news. Last month Moore was rebuked by in the Alabama senate race by democratic challenger Doug Jones. It wasn’t even close. It was the first time in over 20 years that a democrat one a race for senate in Alabama. How bad do you have to be to lose to a democrat in a republican state? It was probably the most-watched election since President Trump smoked Hillary in the presidential election over a year ago.
Allegations surfaced that Roy Moore was a pedophile and had been accused of sexual assault by teenage girls across the state ever since Moore was a lawyer in his 30s. Those allegations were his undoing. Moore also attempted to turn the tables by calling his accusers liars and trying to discredit them in other ways. Leigh Corfman, who claims she was 14 years old when Moore attacked her decades ago, is now suing for defamation:
There was a school of thought that the republican tax plan might not have been decided until January 2018. By that time either Moore or Jones would have been sworn in and been able to cast his vote on the matter. The republicans were skating on thin ice and had four or five votes on the fence. However, Trump got the votes he needed to get the wrongheaded bill passed. Now the republicans can brag that they finally accomplished something.
Leigh Corfman, who claimed that former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore molested her when she was 14 years old, has filed a defamation lawsuit against him.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Montgomery County Circuit Court, also names Moore’s campaign as a defendant.
Moore and his campaign committee “have defamed Ms. Corfman, repeatedly and in all forms of media, calling her a liar and questioning her motivation for publicly disclosing that Mr. Moore sexually abused her in 1979 when she was a 14-year-old high school freshman and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney.”
… Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations made by Corfman and other women of unwanted romantic or sexual advances.
“The decision to sue Mr. Moore and his campaign committee was difficult, but they need to be held responsible for their actions,” Corfman said in a written statement to AL.com. “Mr. Moore sexually abused me when I was only 14 years old. Then he and his campaign called me a liar and immoral when I publicly disclosed his misconduct. They ignored my requests to stop attacking me and to acknowledge the truth. Just last week, after the election, they filed a lawsuit in which they once again called me a liar. By this lawsuit, I seek to do what I could not do as a 14-year-old–hold Mr. Moore and those who enable him accountable.”
Even President Trump took a swipe at Corfman. While stumping for Moore in Pensacola, FL Trump claimed Corfman’s notes in her high school yearbook was proof that Moore never signed the yearbook like she had claimed. The attack was small for a president who has had many small moments during his tenure. The mere thought that the country would elect a pedophile to the senate also seemed small, and crazy.
There was a school of thought that the republican tax plan might not have been decided until January 2018. By that time either Moore or Jones would have been sworn in and been able to cast his vote on the matter. The republicans were skating on thin ice and had four or five votes on the fence. However, Trump got the votes he needed to get the wrongheaded bill passed. Now the republicans can brag that they finally accomplished something. Roy Moore is also of no use to the president or the republicans. He is expendable and will hopefully get whats coming to him.
On Trump And The Global Economy
Trump And The Global Economy Town Hall took place October 24th in Fort Greene. It Featured Professor Lance Brofman, Coconut Rob (Coconut Rob Smoothies), Wuyi Jacobs (AfroBeats Radio) and Ralph Baker, author of Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead.
The event was well-received by the community. We parsed through President Trump’s proposed tax plan and [i] how it was pure economic folly and [ii] high net worth individuals could potentially game the system by shifting income around. Apparently, Kansas Coach Bill Self did this when the state of Kansas cut taxes in the past. We discussed the pros and cons of technology on workers and the economy. How will the economy and country prosper under Trump’s leadership vis-a-vis Obama? What’s behind the verbal sparring with black athletes, ESPN’s Jemele Hill and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?