Roy Moore Wants Donations for Legal Bills
To fight lawsuit from the woman who says he sexually abused her when she was 14
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2018 8:33 AM CST
In this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, US Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks to the media after he rode in on a horse to vote in Gallant, Ala.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

(Newser) – The latest person to urge you to scrounge through your couch cushions is former Alabama Senate candidate and current lawsuit subject Roy Moore, who is asking supporters to pony up for his legal defense, which "could run over $100,000." The lawsuit in question was brought by Leigh Corfman, reports CNN, who alleges that Moore sexually abused her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s. "My resources have been depleted and I have struggled to make ends meet, but I have not lost my faith in our God, who is our true source of strength and will never leave or forsake us," Moore wrote in a Facebook post.

Moore frames the lawsuit as "another vicious attack from lawyers in Washington D.C. and San Francisco" who want to "ensure that I never fight again." The post ends thusly: "Please send a generous gift today to the Roy Moore Legal Defense Fund to help me defeat, once and for all, those who would destroy America in order to usher in their anti-Christian 'kingdom.'" Alabama is paying Moore $135,000 a year in retirement, notes the AP.

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