Legal News

Roy Moore Threatens to Sue Washington Post
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Photo courtesy of Politico.

Summary: Accused pedophile Roy Moore wants to sue The Washington Post for writing a story about his alleged relationships with teenagers. 

Republican hopeful Roy Moore was looking to win a seat in the Senate after this December’s election, but a shocking story published in The Washington Post may hurt his chances. Last week, the publication released a story that several women claimed Moore had pursued sexual relationships with them while they were teenagers, and now the disgraced Alabama politician is threatening to sue WAPO, according to CNN. 


“The Washington Post published another attack on my character and reputation because they are desperate to stop my political campaign. These attacks said I was with a minor child and are false and untrue — and for which they will be sued,” Moore said Sunday night.

The Washington Post interviewed four women who said Moore had tried to date them when they were teenagers. One woman said she was as young as 14-years-old when Moore was in his 30s. Before publication, the newspaper had interviewed 30 people who knew Moore and/or the accusers.

The Republican response to the Roy Moore sexual misconduct news has been mixed. Fox News host Sean Hannity found himself in hot water with his sponsor, Keurig, after he defended Moore’s relationships as “consensual.” Hannity later apologized for his remark, but Keurig pulled their ads for his show which resulted in a viral #BoycottKeurig campaign on Twitter. The campaign prompted some GOP supporters to destroy their expensive coffee-making machines and post images of the aftermath online.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on the other hand, has said that Moore should step aside in his campaign and that he believed the accusers.

So far, Moore appears to not want to give up the Senate race, and according to CNN, his threat to sue The Washington Post is not an uncommon reaction. However, most public figures decline to actually follow through with those threats because the lawsuit could lead to a discovery process that could prove to be more damaging than the initial story.

In the state of Alabama, the age of consent is 16, and the women in the story said they were aged 14-18 when Moore sexually harassed or molested them. Moore will not face criminal prosecution, however, because the statutes of limitations have passed on these alleged sexual misconduct incidents, according to CNN. 

The woman who said she was 14-years-old when Moore pursued her said that he had visited her at her home. She said that he had undressed both of them before he moved her hand to touch his underwear. Moore denied this allegation as well as the others published, and he said the article was “completely false.”

“These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore, now 70, said.

The Washington Post has declined to comment on this story.


What do you think of Roy Moore? Let us know in the comments below.


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Associate Attorney


Baltimore office of our client seeks mid-level litigation associate attorney with 3+ years of experi...

Apply Now

Junior to Mid-Level Labor Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks junior to mid-level labor associate attorney with preferabl...

Apply Now

Junior Employment Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking an attorney with 2-3 years of employment litigation, class action or...

Apply Now

Business Transactions Attorney Partner


Portland office of our client seeks business transactions attorney partner with 4+ years of experien...

Apply Now


Associate - Mid-Level - GL Group


Defense firm seeking mid-level associate for Westchester office to fill General Liability position. ...

Apply now

Mortgage Compliance Analyst


Job Description: Rubicon Mortgage Advisors LLC, a locally-owned, boutique mortgage lender is seeki...

Apply now

Litigation Legal Assistant

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Qualifications: Candidate should have 2+ years of previous experience supporting multiple atto...

Apply now

Litigation Legal Assistant (10+ Years Experience)

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Qualifications: Candidate should have 10+ years of previous experience supporting multiple att...

Apply now


To Top