Alabama governor denies claims of sexual harassment
Posted On July 9, 2021
Alabama Governor Roy Moore has denied claims of misconduct involving the governor’s office, calling them “false and misleading” and a “scam” by “left-wing media.”
In an interview with The Associated Press, Moore, who was in Alabama this week, said he has been cooperating with the special counsel’s investigation into whether he sexually harassed or assaulted women in the 1990s.
The special counsel is probing whether the former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore sexually harassed a 14-year-old girl.
Moore’s office issued a statement to The AP denying the allegations, saying that “the accusations made by Senator Al Franken are completely false and misleading.”
“Senator Al Franken has been an outstanding leader on the issues of protecting women and children and has proven time and again that he is a strong supporter of women and girls,” the statement read.
“He has repeatedly defended Alabama’s laws against sexual misconduct, and his support for women has been unwavering.”
Moore’s statement added that he believes the allegations are “a political ploy by the liberal media to create a political issue against him and attempt to distract from the fact that he was forced to resign for inappropriate behavior.”
“He is the victim of a politically motivated and politically motivated smear campaign by the left-wing news media, and we will fight this effort to destroy him,” the governor added.
Franken, a Democrat, announced his resignation on Sunday from the Senate after a Senate Ethics Committee announced he had accepted a sexual harassment settlement.
The senator apologized to Moore and his family in a statement, saying he accepted the terms of the settlement.
The senator’s attorney, Lee Rowland, told the AP that Moore has told him that the allegations against him were false and that he has “no recollection” of the meeting.
Moore has denied allegations of sexual misconduct and said they were politically motivated by the “liberal media.”
The Alabama governor’s attorney said the governor was “confident” that Moore would not face legal action for the allegations.