Debbie Wesson Gibson used to have fond memories of the relationship she says she had with Roy Moore when she was 17 and he was 34. Not anymore. The Alabama woman says that in recent comments, Moore effectively called her a liar which made her decide to share a recent find with the Washington Post. Gibson showed the Post a graduation card from Moore, with the handwritten message: "I wanted to give you this card myself. I know that you’ll be a success in anything you do. Roy." Moore admitted to Sean Hannity last month that he had dated Gibson but changed his story last week, telling campaign rallies that he did not know and did not date any of the women who have spoken to the press about him.
Moore "made an egregious mistake to attack that one thing—my integrity," says Gibson, a Republican. She tells the Post after dating for a few months, they stayed in touch for years and she thought of him as a "very lovely part of my past"—until his recent remarks made her realize that he is a liar and his accusers are telling the truth. Former FBI forensic examiner Mark Songer says the writing on the card Gibson found in an old scrapbook appears to match that in a yearbook produced by another accuser. With the Alabama Senate vote now just a week away. the Republican National Committee has now reinstated its support for Moore, which it withdrew after the candidate was accused of sexual misconduct, AL.com reports. (On Monday, President Trump called Moore from Air Force One.)