Roy Moore and his team blasted out a critical email last week in response to the Washington Post winning a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for their investigations of Moore’s past in Etowah County.
In the message, Moore called the win an “outrage” and made another donation pitch for his legal fund, which he is using to fund his lawsuit with Leigh Corfman, who accused him of sexual assaulting her in the 1970s.
Moore’s wife, Kayla Moore, made similar comments on Facebook.
“When journalism becomes a political tool to assassinate someone’s character with false accusations because they disagree with him politically, it is no longer journalism and not worthy of any prize,” Kayla Moore said.
Corfman’s allegations came out in the Post’s report on Moore that won them the prize. Moore has denied Corfman’s story and the Senate candidate said it was a political scheme to derail his campaign for U.S. Senate.
Lawsuits are now being exchanged between Moore and Corfman. Corfman is suing Moore for defamation as he repeatedly attacked her following her allegations. Moore is also counter suing her for defamation.
The stories caused an uproar in Alabama and many national Republicans denounced Moore. The most notable was Alabama Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, who said he wrote-in a name in lieu of voting for Moore.
Shelby avoided a censure vote by the Alabama Republican Party after his decision.