Doug Jones' victory marked the first time in 25 years that a Democrat in Alabama won a U.S. Senate race.
"Ms. Corfman is a private citizen whose only motivation is to clear her name and to stop Mr. Moore and the Moore Campaign Committee from continuing their defamatory attacks on her", the lawsuit said. In a church speech, he dismissed the misconduct allegations against him as 'dirty politics.' Moore, who filed an unsuccessful lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the Alabama election, submitted an affidavit saying the accusations were false and malicious and that he passed a polygraph test.
Corfman's lawsuit also raised the issue of a November 28 open letter from her to Moore provided to AL.com that "asked him to stop denying his sexual abuse of her in 1979, to acknowledge his misconduct, and to apologize". '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'.
The lawsuit said that as a result of the statements made by Moore and his campaign, Corfman took a temporary leave of absence from her job without compensation.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Montgomery County Circuit Court, also names Moore's campaign as a defendant. In that case, two former ballboys accused a Syracuse University basketball coach of defaming them after they spoke up about alleged sexual abuse. Jaffe said he was offended by Kayla Moore's reference to a Jewish attorney. Moore on several occasions denied knowing Corfman.
Comedian Bill Cosby has also been sued for defamation in cases that involve allegations of abuse years ago.
Under a landmark Supreme Court ruling, the legal standard for defamation of a public figure is that the statements were known to be false or showed a "reckless disregard for the truth", experts say.
The lawsuit cites numerous statements made by Moore and his campaign staff and surrogates denying the allegations and accusing her of not telling the truth. Let's see what new reasons pop to paint Corfman the perpetrator, Moore a victim and the whole recent Senate controversies in Alabama nothing but complete and utter figments of media imaginations.