The women who came forward to accuse Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct are referenced in TIME Magazine’s Persons of the Year.
On Wednesday, TIME announced the annual recognition for “The Silence Breakers,” the women and men who have spoke out against sexual atrocities committed in the worlds of media, fashion, and government, among others.
While most of the article focuses on sexual atrocities committed in the media world, most notably involving Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, Moore is among those who are identified as perpetrators.
An entire paragraph is dedicated to the allegations against Moore, who is less than a week away from the Special Election for U.S. Senate in Alabama:
By November, the spotlight was back on American politicians. A woman named Leigh Corfman told the Washington Post that Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican nominee for the Senate, abused her when she was 14 and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. Nine women have come forward to describe inappropriate encounters with Roy Moore, including several who say he pursued them when they were teenagers. Moore has called the allegations “false” and “malicious.” “Specifically, I do not know any of these women nor have I ever engaged in sexual misconduct with any woman,” he said in late November. — TIME Magazine’s Persons of the Year, “The Silence Breakers,” Dec. 2017
Alabama Democratic Senate nominee Doug Jones says Sen. Al Franken should resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving women. Moore denies the allegations, holds a small lead in most statewide polls, and believes the accusations are part of a liberal-agenda effort to stop his campaign.