- The Washington Times - Monday, November 13, 2017

Sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore have sparked a viral social media campaign prompting women to post pictures of themselves at age 14.

Mr. Moore has vehemently denied allegations by five women who say he pursued them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, and he has threatened to sue The Washington Post for initially breaking the news. One of the women, Leigh Corfman, said Mr. Moore removed her clothes and kissed her when she was 14 and he was 32.

The allegations have prompted a number of Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to call on Mr. Moore to drop out of the Senate race.

They’ve also sparked a now-viral hashtag on Twitter encouraging women to post pictures of themselves at 14.

The first person to tweet the hashtag was North Carolina lawyer Catherine Lawson, who said she started the campaign to show people what it looks like to be 14.

The hashtag quickly spread after being tweeted by Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, followed by Alyssa Milano, Katie Couric, Sarah Silverman, and Gretchen Carlson.

* Editor’s note: Catherine Lawson is the writer’s cousin.

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