As more and more GOP members are coming out to defend Roy Moore, witnesses are also beginning to emerge that can further confirm the accounts of the women who claim Roy Moore took advantage of them in their teenage years. A man named Mike Ortiz was the longtime boyfriend of Leigh Corfman, who Roy Moore molested when she was just 14 years old, and has come forward to confirm her account of events.
Ortiz did an interview with ABC 33/40 News’ Lauren Walsh, an Alabama based reporter, and confirmed that while he dated Corfman for over two years, she told him of the incident. Ortiz further said, “I believed her—I believe her, I think she always fought with whether to come out with it public or not, you know, internally with what she wanted to do with it, to let people know about it. But I believed her when she told me and I still believe her. She wouldn’t lie about something like that.”
The chilling story of Roy Moore meeting the 14-year-old Corfman in the hallway of a courtroom, and convincing her to come to his house with him alone, was told this week the Washington Post. Corfman, who says that once at Moore’s house he removed her clothing and had her touch him over his underwear, is far from the only woman making accusations about Moore. Several other women say that while they were teenagers and Roy Moore was in his 30’s, he pursued sexually inappropriate relationships with them.
Mike Ortiz says he dated Corfman (Roy Moore’s accuser) for 2 years around 2009.
He says during that time, she told him about a sexual encounter w/ Moore when she was young.
Again: Moore calls these claims “completely false & a desperate political attack.”#ALSen pic.twitter.com/T9iCDiIkJr
— Lauren Walsh (@LaurenWalshTV) November 10, 2017
Moore has called these women liars, even while admitting he dated teenagers as an adult man. Republicans so far have stood behind Moore as their nominee, but as evidence mounts and more and more witnesses corroborate the stories of his accusers, they will either have to face that they nominated a child molester and rescind the nomination, or continue to be spineless enablers backing a known predator.