Women support Roy Moore’s accuser by tweeting photos of themselves at age 14

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Last week, a woman told the The Washington Post that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore initiated sexual contact with her in 1979, when she was just 14 years old. Moore, now 70, has said that the allegations are “completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and The Washington Post on this campaign.” But on Twitter, as Yahoo reports, women are standing in solidarity with Leigh Corfman, Roy’s accuser, by posting photos of themselves at the age of 14.

The movement began when Catherine Lawson, a North Carolina lawyer, shared an image from her childhood and wrote: “Can’t consent at 14. Not in Alabama. Not anywhere.” She concluded the post with the hashtag #MeAt14, which quickly caught on across Twitter.

Then Alyssa Milano and Katie Couric also expressed their support.

Corfman told the Post that she first met Moore, who at the time was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, at a courthouse in Etowah County, Alabama. Moore reportedly offered to watch Corfman while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing. Corfman said Moore asked for her phone number. Within days, she said, he picked her up, drove her to his home, and touched her sexually.

The #MeAt14 hashtag comes on the heels of another major Twitter campaign to rally against sexual predators. After dozens of women accused disgraced producer Harvery Weinstein of sexual misconduct, thousands of women shared their own stories of sexual harassment and assault under the hashtag #MeToo.

Read the full story at Yahoo.


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