Moore hits back over mis­con­duct claim

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - WORLDWIDE -

US Se­nate can­di­date Roy Moore has said he will un­veil “reve­la­tions” about the women ac­cus­ing him of sex­ual mis­con­duct.

The Repub­li­can can­di­date for Alabama made the re­mark at his first pub­lic ap­pear­ance since the al­le­ga­tions were re­ported by The Wash­ing­ton Post.

Moore called the Post re­port “fake news” and said the ac­cu­sa­tions are “com­pletely false and un­true about some­thing that hap­pened nearly 40 years ago”.

The re­port said Moore had a sex­ual en­counter with a 14-year-old girl decades ago and had pur­sued other teenage girls.

Alabama holds a spe­cial elec­tion on De­cem­ber 12 to fill the US Se­nate seat pre­vi­ously held by At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions. Moore is op­posed by Demo­crat Doug Jones.

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