Roy Moore alters story about accusers
"During a rally Monday night, in which he declined to take any questions, Moore said he did not know any of [the women].' That contradicts previous statements he has made about his accusers.
Specifically, Moore has said that he did know Debbie Wesson Gibson, who told The Washington Post that the former Alabama chief justice dated and kissed her in 1981, when she was 17.
'I remember her as a good girl,' Moore told Sean Hannity earlier this month. 'I know her, but I don’t remember going out on dates. I knew her as a friend. If we did go out on dates, then we did. But I don’t remember that.'
In the same interview, he also admitted to knowing Gloria Thacker Deason, who told the Post that Moore took her on dates and gave her wine when she was 18. At the time, the legal drinking age in Alabama was 19.
Moore’s claim Monday also undermined an aspect of the defense utilized by his legal team. Attempting to rebut a claim from Beverly Young Nelson that Moore tried to rape her when she was 16, Moore’s attorney, Phillip Jauregui, said Nelson’s assertion that the pair had no contact after the alleged incident was false because Moore had been the judge on her divorce case. That claim has subsequently been found to be untrue on the basis of court records and interviews that show Nelson never came before Moore."