GOP leaders bolt from Moore after sex claim
A month before Alabama’s special election, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore abruptly faced allegations Thursday of sexual misconduct with minors decades ago — and an immediate backlash from party leaders who demanded he quit the race if the accusations prove true. The instant fallout followed a Washington Post report in which an Alabama woman said that Moore, then a 32-year-old Should women who are sexually assaulted or harassed take their cases before a judge? Not according to Westjet, whose lawyer called Thursday for a former flight attendant’s class action sexual harassment lawsuit to be tossed because, “it’s inappropriate to bring forward a discrimination claim to the court” unless those women were forced from their jobs. Instead, the airline argued, former flight attendant Mandalena Lewis — who said she was sexually assaulted by a Westjet pilot in 2010 — should have taken her case to either the Workers Compensation Board or the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. He also said she missed the twoyear window for a civil case after her assault.