UPDATE: Project Veritas has seemingly admitted that the woman who faked the Roy Moore account was one of their investigative journalists.
Project Veritas’s James O’Keefe refers to woman who falsely told @bethreinhard she was impregnated by Roy Moore as “investigative journalist embedded within the publication” pic.twitter.com/2xmY63vTVU— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) November 27, 2017
One of Roy Moore's accusers has been outed as a fraud by The Washington Post. She is part of an "undercover sting operation," according to the editors.
Jaime Phillips, who claimed to The Post that the Republican Senate nominee impregnated her as a teenager, was seen on Monday walking into the headquarters of Project Veritas, a group that uses false cover stories and covert video recordings to expose what it says is media bias. The Post did not publish a story based on her account.
For two weeks, the woman shared her fake account about how Moore supposedly got her pregnant when she was 15 and she ended up having an abortion. The Post editors said they found "inconsistencies" with the woman's story on the internet. It was after they spotted her walking into Project Veritas they decided to publish her comments.
Social media users were rightfully appalled, but commended the WaPo for doing the right thing and reporting the truth.
Impersonating victims of sexual assault to discredit reporting about sexual assault is...really something.— Matt Ford (@fordm) November 27, 2017
WaPo did real victims a big favor by doing its job diligently there— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) November 27, 2017