Over the past month, eight women have come forward to accuse Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of behaving inappropriately toward them — and in some cases, assaulting them — when most of them were minors and he was in his 30s.
Moore hasn’t responded to the individual accusations and recently said he has never met the women.
Lawyer Paula Cobia, who is representing accuser Gloria Thacker Deason, told ThinkProgress she believes Moore has been hiding from her client’s questions during his campaign for the Senate seat that was left vacant by Jeff Sessions when he was appointed attorney general.
“Whether [Moore] wins or not, those questions are not going to go away,” Cobia said. “He’s going to have to answer them. I wish for the sake of Alabama and the county that he would have been brave enough — as brave as these women — to answer those questions.”
Cobia said that Deason has received harassment and threats since coming forward to recount her experiences with Moore.
Below is the list of all the women who have come forward to share their stories:
Leigh Corfman alleges she was just 14 years old when Moore “seduced” her. She claims he brought her to his house where he took of her clothing and kissed her.
Wendy Miller says she met Moore when she was 14 years old. According to Miller, he asked her out multiple times while she was working as a Santa’s helper at the local Gadsden Mall.
Debbie Wesson Gibson alleges she was 17 when she first started dating Moore. While she says their relationship was consensual, she says she believes the other women’s experiences.
Gloria Thacker Deason was 18 when she says she and Moore began a relationship after meeting at the Gadsden Mall.
Beverly Young Nelson says Moore attacked her when she was 16 years old. She says that after offering her a ride home, he forcibly groped her behind the restaurant where she worked.
Tina Johnson, who was 28 at the time of the alleged incident, says Moore “grabbed [her] behind” while she was in a meeting at his office with her mother.
Gena Richardson says she met Moore at the Gadsden Mall near the time of her 18th birthday. She says after she turned down his repeated requests for her phone number, he called her at school to ask her out on a date.
Becky Gray says Moore “harassed” her at the Gadsden Mall when she was 22. He allegedly asked her out multiple times despite her refusal.
The Republican National Committee and the White House continue to support Moore.
Kira Lerner contributed reporting to this story.