Roy Moore pleads for money to cover legal fees
Former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) is asking his supporters for help covering his growing legal fees amid a lawsuit from a woman who says he touched her sexually when she was a young teen.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, Moore said he faces “another vicious attack from lawyers in Washington D.C. and San Francisco,” and has exhausted his funds mounting a defense.
“The liberal media, in association with some who want to destroy our Country do not want my influence in the 2018 elections and are doing everything they can to stop me,” Moore wrote in the post.
“Gays, lesbians, and transgenders have joined forces with those who believe in abortion, sodomy, and destruction of all that we hold dear. Unless we stand together we will lose our Country.”
Moore said the legal costs and public nature of the accusations he faces has taken a toll on his family and bank account.
During his unsuccessful 2017 Senate run to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s seat, Moore was accused by multiple women of inappropriate sexual contact when they were teenagers.
One of those women, Leigh Corfman, filed a defamation suit in January seeking civil recompense after the statute of limitations ran out.
“I’m sure that you cannot imagine how this has taken a toll on my wife, my children, and even my friends,” Moore wrote.
“My resources have been depleted and I have struggled to make ends meet, but I have not lost my faith in our God, who is our true source of strength and will never leave or forsake us,” he added.
The Washington Post reports Moore has raised about $32,000 of the $250,000 he hopes to collect, and has been soliciting donations since at least January.
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