A woman who claims Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 says her accusations against him are not politically motivated.
“My politics? Well, I’ve voted as a Republican for years and years and years,” Leigh Corfman on Monday said on NBC’s "Today" when asked about her political leanings.
“But this isn’t political for me,” she added. “This is personal. It’s very close to my heart. And I’ve lived with this for a long time.”
Corfman also said she has “absolutely not” been paid to make accusations against Moore ahead of Alabama’s Senate special election on Dec. 12.
“If anything, this has cost me,” she said. “I’ve had to take leave from my job. I have no tickets to Tahiti.”
“And my bank account has not flourished,” Corfman continued. “If anything, it has gone down, because currently I am not working.”
“I wonder how many mes he doesn’t know. It took years for me to regain a sense of confidence in myself and I felt guilty.”
Corfman told The Washington Post earlier this month that Moore touched her over her bra and underwear in 1979 during an encounter in Alabama when she was 14 and he was 32.
Multiple women have since accused Moore of making sexual advances around the same time when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.
Moore has fiercely denied the allegations, labeling them as “fake news” and arguing they are politically motivated attacks on his Senate campaign.
Multiple top Republicans have since revoked their endorsements of Moore, with many also calling for him to step aside.
Moore is competing with Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones for a seat vacated by Jeff Sessions to become President Trump’s attorney general.