Multiple news outlets have reported (here, here and here) that one of the women Deborah Wesson Gibson, a.k.a. Debbie Gibson, mentioned in a Washington Post story, has worked for the DNC, supported Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden and campaigns for Judge Moore’s opponent.
Activist Mommy, who originally broke the story about Deborah Wesson Gibson, in a column titled “Roy Moore Releases Statement on Smear Campaign: ‘I Urge Everyone to Tell the Truth’” writes:
The outrageous allegations of sexual misconduct made against Judge Roy Moore this week are the leading story of the day. We have just received a new statement from Moore on this ruthless smear campaign.
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These certainly sound like the words of an innocent man. He clearly understands that it is no small matter to belittle the story of a woman who claims to have experienced sexual abuse. That being said, he has every right to defend himself against these baseless claims.
Please keep the Moore family in prayer during this trying time!
Here is Judge Roy Moore’s full statement as originally published in Activist Mommy:
Yesterday, I made a statement that the allegations described in a Washington Post article against me about sexual impropriety were false.
It has been a tough 24 hours because my wife and I were blindsided by an article based on a lie supported by innuendo.
It seems that in the political arena, to say that something is not true is simply not good enough.
So let me be clear.
I have never provided alcohol to minors, and I have never engaged in sexual misconduct. As a father of a daughter and a grandfather of five granddaughters, I condemn the actions of any man who engages in sexual misconduct not just against minors but against any woman.
I also believe that any person who has been abused should feel the liberty to come forward and seek protection.
I know that a lot of people wonder why this story was written. Why would women say these things if they are not true? I can’t fully answer that because as much as I have disagreed vehemently on political issues with many people over the years, I cannot understand the mentality of using such a dangerous lie to try to personally destroy someone.
As a former Judge and administer of the law, I take the protection of our innocent as one of my most sacred callings. False allegations are gravely serious and will have a profound consequence on those who are truly harassed or molested.
I strongly urge the Washington Post, and everyone involved, to tell the truth.
That is all we can do, and I trust that the people of Alabama, who know my record after 40 years of public service, will vouch for my character and commitment to the rule of law.
Similar claims were made against President Donald J. Trump during the presidential primary. The Huffington Post reported:
During his 2016 campaign, Trump dismissed allegations of sexual misconduct against himself from more than a dozen women and threatened to sue some of his accusers. He claimed that a 2005 tape of him bragging about sexual assault, which was released last fall, was “locker room talk.”
CNN’s Doug Criss in a column titled “The (incomplete) list of powerful men accused of sexual harassment after Harvey Weinstein” lists former President George H.W. Bush, who has been accused by three women of being touched inappropriately.
Roy Moore is a devout Christian who is pro-life, pro-religious freedom, pro-Second Amendment and believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. He is a threat to both the Republican establishment and Democrat Party. As John Michael Chambers wrote, “The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s fear.” The media, Washington, D.C. elites and many others fear the election of Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate.
QUESTION: Are you reading the truth or fake news?
ABOUT ROY MOORE
Judge Roy Moore is a life-long Alabamian and a committed constitutional conservative that has stood up for liberty and religious freedom his entire career.
Judge Moore graduated from Etowah High School in Attalla, Alabama, in 1965 and from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1969 where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Arts and Engineering. He then served in the U.S. Army as a company commander with the Military Police Corps in Vietnam. After the Army, Judge Moore completed his Juris Doctor degree from The University of Alabama School of Law in 1977.
During his legal career, Judge Moore became the first full-time Deputy District Attorney in Etowah County, Alabama, and served in this position from 1977 until 1982. In 1984, Judge Moore undertook private practice of law in Gadsden, Alabama.
In 1992, Judge Moore became a judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama and served until his election as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000. In 2003, Judge Moore was removed from his position as Chief Justice by a judicial panel for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument that he installed in the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building to acknowledge the sovereignty of God
From 2003 until 2012, Judge Moore served as President of the Foundation for Moral Law in Montgomery, lecturing throughout the Country and filing amicus curiae briefs regarding the United States Constitution in Federal District Courts, State Supreme Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Moore was overwhelmingly re-elected by a vote of the people of Alabama as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in November of 2012 and took office in January of 2013. In 2016, Judge Moore was suspended for upholding the sanctity of marriage as between one man and one woman. He retired to seek the office of U.S. Senate in 2017.
Judge Moore and his wife, Kayla, have four children and five grandchildren. They are members of First Baptist Church in Gallant, Alabama.
RELATED VIDEO: Former White House Counsel Steve Bannon during this speech in New Hampshire at the 20:53 minute mark said:
But it’s interesting, the Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped that dime on Donald Trump, is the same Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped the dime this afternoon on Judge Roy Moore. Now is that a coincidence? That’s what I mean when I say opposition party, right? It’s purely part of the apparatus of the Democratic Party. They don’t make any bones about it. By the way, I don’t mind it. I’ll call them out every day.