Is the Leigh Corfman narrative accusing Roy Moore falling apart?
Sure looks that way. According to Breitbart, who searched court documents, it is very unlikely that the events happened according to the way Corfman is relating them:
Regarding the original court hearing where Corfman says that Moore askeD her for her number while Wells went inside the courtroom, the Post reported that it “confirmed that her mother attended a hearing at the courthouse in February 1979 through divorce records.”
A thorough search of court documents finds one court case in February 1979—a case that took place on February 21, 1979. The Post failed to tell readers that at that February 21, 1979, court case Wells voluntarily gave up custody of Corfman to Corfman’s father, Robert R. Corfman. The two had been divorced since 1974. The custody case was amicable and involved a joint petition by both parents.
The Post further did not tell readers that as a result of the joint petition to change custody, the court ordered the 14-year-old Corfman to move to her father’s house starting on March 4, 1979. Court documents show the father’s address in Ohatchee, and not in Gadsden, where her mother lived and where Corfman says the meetings with Moore took place.
This would mean that from the court hearing on February 21, 1979, until Corfman was ordered to move to her father’s house, Moore would only have had 12 days, including the day of the court hearing, to have repeatedly called Corfman at her mother’s Gadsden house, arrange two meetings, and attempt another. Moore has strenuously denied the accusations.
While that timeline is theoretically possible, the Moore campaign stressed in a press conference today it is unlikely.
Ben DuPre, Moore’s former chief of staff on the Alabama Supreme Court, spoke today on behalf of the campaign. DuPre noted that “as best as we can tell” the February 21, 1979, case was the only court movement to have taken place that month. Breitbart News also could not find another court document from that month in 1979.
Per Alabama law, there is no statute of limitations for certain felonies: There’s no limit to when some felonies can be tried, including: Any capital offense (various types of murder) Felonies with the use, attempted use, or threat of violence Felonies where serious physical injury or death resulted Any sex offense involving a victim under 16 years old Arson Forgery Counterfeiting Drug trafficking crimes So, why don’t the accusers come forward and file a criminal law suit? Because they’re lying and were paid.