Leigh Corfman, who accused Roy Moore of molestation, files lawsuit against him

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Finally, Corfman says she was subjected to hateful and derogatory remarks because of Moore's claims.

Moore's campaign was roiled by the accusations as he sought the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Corfman says Moore sexually abused her when she was 14 and then "called me a liar and immoral when I publicly disclosed his misconduct".

Corfman said she was a teen when Moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, touched her sexually during an encounter.

"The decision to sue Mr. Moore and his campaign committee was hard, but they need to be held responsible for their actions", Corfman said in a written statement to AL.com. She is asking for a declaratory judgment of defamation, a public apology from Moore, and a court-enforced ban on him or his campaign publicly attacking her again.

The allegations led to an upset in the Alabama special election and the first victory of a Senate Democrat in the state in more than two decades.

Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations made by Corfman and other women of unwanted romantic or sexual advances.

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Jaffe, in an interview with AL.com, had said he wasn't sure he was the attorney she was referring to, and that he had never handled cases for Roy Moore, only his son. The lawsuit was filed a day after Jones was sworn in as a member of the Senate.

Ms. Corfman immediately told friends, including Betsy Davis, about Mr. Moore's conduct that night. She also seeks "further relief" which isn't clarified with any dollar amount.

"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.

The lawsuit also cites comments from Moore campaign surrogates - including campaign chairman Bill Armistead and campaign manager Rich Hobson, now running for Congress - that suggested Corfman was lying, including a comment from Moore spokeswoman Janet Porter that Corfman's appearance on the Today show was "an Academy Award performance".

"All these statements by Mr. Moore are defamatory", the lawsuit said.

Corfman's lawsuit asks Moore and his campaign to pay legal fees but does not ask for monetary compensation.

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