No Defamation Cases Against Roy Moore Accusers

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Posted: Nov 17, 2017 10:25 AM
No Defamation Cases Against Roy Moore Accusers

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. 

From AL.com:

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.