Judge Roy Moore is under fire.
One of his accusers claimed he committed an act of sexual misconduct when she was a young girl.
But secret documents exposed a secret she didn’t want anyone to know.
Leigh Corfman alleged that nearly 40 years ago, Roy Moore tried to initiate a sexual encounter when she was just 14.
The Washington Post claimed they verified her story by examining court documents that placed her and her mother in a courthouse where Roy Moore worked.
But they left out important details that call the story into question.
As part of the custody hearing on February 21st, 1979, Corfman was ordered to go live with her father in Ohatchee on March 4th.
Corfman claims Moore picked her up by her mother’s house in Gadsden where he tried to initiate the encounter.
But Breitbart reports the Post omitted the short window for Moore to repeatedly have called Corfman and tried to carry out this act:
A thorough search of court documents finds one court case in February 1979—a case that took place on February 21, 1979. The Post failed to tell readers that at that February 21, 1979, court case, Wells voluntarily gave up custody of Corfman to Corfman’s father, Robert R. Corfman. The two had been divorced since 1974. The custody case was amicable and involved a joint petition by both parents.
The Post further did not tell readers that as a result of the joint petition to change custody, the court ordered the 14-year-old Corfman to move to her father’s house starting on March 4, 1979. Court documents show the father’s address in Ohatchee, and not in Gadsden, where her mother lived and where Corfman says the meetings with Moore took place.
This would mean that from the court hearing on February 21, 1979, until Corfman was ordered to move to her father’s house, Moore would only have had 12 days, including the day of the court hearing, to have repeatedly called Corfman at her mother’s Gadsden house, arrange two meetings, and attempt another. Moore has strenuously denied the accusations.
While that timeline is theoretically possible, the Moore campaign stressed in a press conference today it is unlikely.
In the Washington Post story, Corfman claimed her encounter with Moore led her to live a reckless life.
But court documents show that the reason for the 1979 custody hearing was alleged behavioral issues Corfman was having, and that one year later a judge agreed with her mother that her behavior had improved and that she should be given full custody:
The Post failed to mention that the very reason for the February 21, 1979, court hearing where Moore allegedly met Corfman was because, according to the court documents, Corfman had exhibited “certain disciplinary and behavioral problems.” In other words, Corfman evidenced behavioral problems prior to the alleged encounters with Moore.
Indeed, those stated “disciplinary and behavioral problems” were cited in the joint petition to change custody as the cause for both Wells and Corfman’s father agreeing that Corfman would be better served living with her father. The parents signed a “consent decree” going along with the change in custody.
Over one year later, on May 5, 1980, which would have been after any alleged encounters with Moore, Wells filed a new petition to take back custody of her daughter. That petition stated that Corfman’s “disciplinary problem has improved greatly.” The stated change in behavior is important since Corfman’s “disciplinary and behavioral problems” were cited as the reason for the father taking custody.
The improvement in behavior described by Wells seems to conflict with Corfman’s claim to the Post that after the 1979 encounter her “life became increasingly reckless with drinking, drugs, boyfriends, and a suicide attempt when she was 16.”
The judge apparently agreed with Wells’ assessment of Corfman’s improved behavior and granted Wells custody on October 15, 1980.
Moore has denied knowing Corfman.
These documents raise some questions about her story.
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