The U.S. Attorney's Office in Birmingham, Alabama said that it was "patently absurd" that his office would be pursing a defamation case against any of the women who have accused Judge Roy Moore of misconduct. Further, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Jay Town said that his office doesn't even have the legal basis to pursue this kind of case. Any reports of "verified defamation cases" are completely false.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Birmingham wants the public to know they are not - nor would they ever - pursue defamation cases against the women who have accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. https://t.co/m5PKKOlY4o pic.twitter.com/u3pm4UZmeO— AL.com (@aldotcom) November 16, 2017
Jay Town, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, issued a brief statement today that he says is in response to media reports and inquiries regarding assertions that his office has "verified defamation cases" or has "confirmed any type of federal investigation against Alabama citizens accusing a candidate for U.S. Senate of certain behaviors."
"These assertions are patently absurd," Town stated. "My office has not received, nor would we have the legal basis to pursue, any such defamation cases."
Also on Thursday, Moore tweeted that there was "zero evidence" against him.
Al Franken admits guilt after photographic evidence of his abuse surfaces.— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 16, 2017
Mitch: "Let's investigate."
In Alabama, ZERO evidence, allegations 100% rejected.
Mitch: "Moore must quit immediately or be expelled."