WASHINGTON (AP) — Leigh Corfman says she was “absolutely not” paid to speak publicly now about her sexual encounter with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore when she was 14.
Corfman was the first woman to publicly accuse Moore of sexual misconduct since his GOP nomination to Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat. Moore has denied the allegations.
Corfman tells NBC’s “Today Show” Monday that she decided against going public previously because she was afraid that her children would be shunned in Alabama, where Moore became a state judge.
Corfman says she agreed to share details only after The Washington Post sought her out and gave her assurances she wasn’t the only one accusing Moore of misconduct. She tells NBC, “my bank account has not flourished. If anything it’s gone down because I’m not working.”