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Roy Moore: Real Victims Wouldn’t Want Their Photos Publicized

Senate candidate Roy Moore defended himself against allegations of sexual misconduct by arguing that real victims would not want their faces in the news. “I’ve represented many victims in cases such as this,” Moore said during a Monday night campaign event. “I have not seen one who wanted her picture posted on national TV, especially in a political advertisement. The truth is, this is not really odd at all. It is simply dirty politics and it’s a sign of the immorality of our time.” Multiple women have accused Moore of making inappropriate advances toward them while they were teenagers. The first accusers did not come forward of their own volition, offering their stories to The Washington Post only after being persuaded by reporters. Moore denies having met any of them, despite one woman producing a copy of her high school yearbook signed by Moore.