A federal jury awarded Republican Roy Moore $8.2 million in damages Friday after finding that a Democratic super PAC defamed him in an advertisement during the 2017 U.S. Senate race in Alabama.
Conservative Roy Moore had won the Senate primary. Democrats then set out to destroy his candidacy.
Jurors found the Senate Majority PAC made false and defamatory statements against Moore in the ad that attempted to capitalize on a sexual misconduct accusation made against Moore during the 2017 race, Yahoo News reports.
The problem began after a woman came forward to The Washington Post and said Moore sexually touched her in 1979 when she was 14 and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. There was no evidence.
Moore denied the accusation.
Other women said Moore dated them, or asked them out on dates, when they were older teens.
Again, no evidence.
The lawsuit centered on one television commercial that recounted accusations against Moore in various news articles.
Moore’s attorneys argued the ad falsely claimed he solicited sex from young girls at a shopping mall, including another 14-year-old who was working as a Santa’s helper, and that resulted in him being banned from the mall.
Judge Roy Moore has other lawsuits, one against Sacha Baron Cohen. A judge threw out the Cohen lawsuit and he is trying to have that decision reversed.
“We’re very thankful to God for an opportunity to help restore my reputation which was severely damaged by the 2017 election,” Moore said in a telephone interview.
“The verdict by this jury of regular people of the state of Alabama represents a great legal victory over those who will say and do anything to capture an election including dragging the name of a good man through the mud to destroy a hard earned reputation. The facts of this case were so egregious that the jury quickly found actual malice against the Senate majority super PAC. God’s truth and justice won the day for Judge Roy Moore,” said Jeff Wittenbrink, Moore’s attorney, in a press release.
Everyone was out to get him. By the time the election came up, Alabamans voted for Progressive Democrat Doug Jones who ran pretending he was a moderate.
Personally, I found those accusations hard to believe, remember the incident well.
And as I KEEP SAYING, nearly EVERY misfortune befalling America over the past several decades WOULD NOT BE REMOTELY POSSIBLE without a Corrupt, Complicit MSM.
The MSM should ALSO be sued as they pushed that narrative HARD with no obvious vetting.
Our wholly corrupt MSM has cost WeThePpl $BILLIONS if not $TRILLIONS in damages and, at least, HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of lives.
Nothing but dirty politics from the left, lies and liars 24/7 is all that they have for the people of the USA. Just when are the people going to wake up to the garbage that these guys truly are and just stop voting for them and let them just go in the corner and die off along with the political party they represent!
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”
Same playback they used on Kavanaugh. Unfortunately this verdict will be overturned on appeal.
It was a jury trial. I don’t think its appealable.
The DNC and the left are scumbags through and through. How dense does one have to be not to know that by now? How does this racist, hateful political crime ring still exist? Where are the RICO actions against that demented organization of Satan’s idiots?