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South Florida woman fires back at Roy Moore with new evidence, the Washington Post reports

Debbie Wesson Gibson looks through a scrapbook from her senior year in high school, where several pages include what she says is evidence of her relationship with Roy Moore when she was 17 and he was 34.
Debbie Wesson Gibson looks through a scrapbook from her senior year in high school, where several pages include what she says is evidence of her relationship with Roy Moore when she was 17 and he was 34. Washington Post

A Delray Beach woman came forward with new evidence showing she had a relationship with Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican running for the U.S. Senate, when she was a teenager and he was in his 30s, the Washington Post reported Monday night.

In recent weeks, Moore, now 70, has denied the accounts of the five women who have told The Post that Moore, then in his 30s, pursued them when they were teenagers. One of the accounts was from Leigh Corfman, who told The Post she was 14 when Moore, then a 32-year-old district attorney, took off her shirt and pants, removed his own clothes and touched her sexually.

Moore, in two recent campaign events, has denied knowing the five women.

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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Henagar, Ala., on Nov. 27, 2017, where he denied knowing the five women who have told The Washington Post that he pursued them when they were teenagers and he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s. Brynn Anderson AP

“The allegations are completely false,” Moore said at a Nov. 27 campaign event in the north Alabama town of Henagar, according to The Post. “They are malicious. Specifically, I do not know any of these women.”

Two days later at another campaign event, he repeated his denials.

The Delray Beach woman, Debbie Wesson Gibson, told The Post that a graduation card she found in her attic last week proves otherwise. She said the card came from Moore, whom she openly dated when she was 17, she told The Post.

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Debbie Wesson Gibson shows what she says is a graduation card from Roy Moore. She says he handed it to her during her high school graduation ceremony in 1981. Underneath is Gibson's own note about what Moore meant to her at the time. Jon Gerberg Washington Post

“Happy graduation Debbie,” the card read in slanted cursive handwriting, the paper reported. “I wanted to give you this card myself. I know that you’ll be a success in anything you do. Roy.”

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A photo of Debbie Wesson Gibson when she was a high school senior, as seen in a scrapbook she kept during her senior year at Etowah High School. Jon Gerberg Washington Post

Gibson, a registered Republican and the founder of a company that provides sign language interpretation, told The Post she came forward after she watched the video of Moore denying that he knew her and the other women.

“He called me a liar,” Gibson told The Post, telling the paper she not only openly dated him but passed out fliers for him when he ran for circuit court judge in 1982 and exchanged Christmas cards with him over the years.

“Roy Moore made an egregious mistake to attack that one thing — my integrity,” she told The Post.

Republicans are wrestling with whether the political risk of supporting Roy S. Moore, the Senate candidate from Alabama, is worth helping maintain a majority in the Senate. Moore is accused of sexual misconduct with minors.

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