Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has threatened to sue the Washington Post after it reported allegations of sexual misconduct against him, according to several reports.
During a campaign event on Sunday, Moore called the newspaper’s report “fake news” and a “desperate attempt to stop my political campaign.”
Moore added that the newspaper “will be sued.”
“Why would they come now? Because there are groups that don’t want me in the United States Senate,” he said.
“We do not plan to let anybody deter us from this race.”
A woman, now 53 years old, told the Washington Post that Moore initiated sexual contact with her in the 70s when she was 14 years old and he was 32.
Moore said the allegations are “completely false.”