- The Washington Times - Monday, November 20, 2017

Leigh Corfman, the first woman to accuse Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of inappropriate behavior, said Monday she did not seek out the media.

“I didn’t go looking for this. This fell in my lap,” she told NBC News on Monday.

Ms. Corfman said Mr. Moore touched her inappropriately when she was 14 years old and he was 32. She said he took her to his home and tried to seduce her, but she rejected his advances.

Ms. Corfman said she told The Washington Post, who originally reported the story, that if they found other accusers, then she would go public. The paper cited several women with similar accounts in its initial story and has had subsequent accusers come forward.

“I felt guilty. I felt like I was the one to blame. And it was decades before I was able to let that go,” Ms. Corfman explained.

Mr. Moore, a former state chief justice, is running for the Republican Senate seat in Alabama. He is set to face Democratic candidate Doug Jones on Dec. 12.

Republican leaders are reportedly maneuvering to get him out of the race, but his name will still appear on the ballot per state law.

• Sally Persons can be reached at spersons@washingtontimes.com.

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