During a Tuesday night interview with conservative radio talk show host Scott Beason on Alabama Cable Network, Judge Roy Moore said he and his advisers are gathering evidence for possible legal action against at least one of his female accusers, NBC News reported Wednesday.
“Do you plan to pursue any legal action with defamation against any of these people — Washington Post or anybody?” Beason asked.
“We are,” Moore said in response. “We’re talking about The Washington Post. We’re talking about the women involved.”
As we observed here, however, the Moore campaign issued a statement which essentially destroyed the allegations made by accuser Beverly Young Nelson and her attorney, Gloria Allred, who still has not handed over a yearbook for analysis that Moore allegedly signed in 1977.
Moore, NBC said, didn’t address the specifics of any potential litigation, telling Beason, “That’s for investigators.” But he added: “There are things coming out in the future which I can’t talk about.”
“We’re getting proof,” he said. “We’ll continue to do that.”
Moore repeated that he had never engaged in inappropriate behavior with anybody. But, he said, “you can’t disprove a negative.”
Moore first came to national prominence for refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building in defiance of a federal court order in 2003, when he was chief justice of the state Supreme Court.
He said Tuesday night that he had been targeted by Democrats and “establishment” Republicans because “I stood for God.”
President Donald Trump stopped short of explicitly endorsing Moore in the Dec. 12 election over Democrat Doug Jones. But Trump said of the Republican: “He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. And, you know, you have to listen to him, also.”
Here’s video of Beason’s full interview with Judge Moore:
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