Roy Moore pleads for money to pay legal bills, saying resources ‘depleted’
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Roy Moore pleads for money to pay legal bills, saying resources ‘depleted’

In lawsuit, Leigh Corfman has accused former US Senate candidate of touching her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s

Former Alabama Chief Justice and US Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a church revival meeting, Jackson, Alabama, November 14, 2017. (AP/Brynn Anderson)
Former Alabama Chief Justice and US Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a church revival meeting, Jackson, Alabama, November 14, 2017. (AP/Brynn Anderson)

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Former US Senate candidate Roy Moore is pleading for money to pay for his legal bills as he fights a lawsuit against a woman who says he molested her when she was 14.

Moore said on a campaign Facebook page Thursday that his “resources have been depleted.” The link indicated that Moore had raised just $32,000 of a $250,000 fundraising goal.

Leigh Corfman has accused Moore of touching her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s. She is suing Moore, saying Moore and his campaign defamed her as he denied the allegations.

Moore has sent multiple emails to supporters seeking donations to the fund since losing the 2017 election to Democratic Sen. Doug Jones.

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