GOP lead­ers bolt from Moore after sex claim

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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.

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