Roy Moore has won a defamation case against the Democratic PAC with a jury awarding him $8.2 million.
An attorney who represents the Senate Majority PAC is looking to appeal the ruling in Moore’s case seeking to overturn it.
“A federal jury awarded Republican Roy Moore $8.2 million in damages Friday after finding a Democratic-aligned super PAC defamed him in a TV ad recounting sexual misconduct accusations during his failed 2017 U.S. Senate bid in Alabama,” reported Fox.
Democrats LOST: Owe $8.2 Million
“Jurors found the Senate Majority PAC made false and defamatory statements against Moore in one ad that attempted to highlight the accusations against Moore,” reports Fox.
“The verdict, returned by a jury after a brief trial in Anniston, Alabama, was a victory for Moore, who has lost other defamation lawsuits, including one against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen,” according to Fox News.
“We’re very thankful to God for an opportunity to help restore my reputation which was severely damaged by the 2017 election,” Moore said.
Ben Stafford, an attorney representing Senate Majority PAC, said that they believe the ruling would be overturned on appeal.
The advertisement began with: “What do people who know Roy Moore say? Moore was actually banned from the Gadsden mall … for soliciting sex from young girls” and “One he approached was 14 and working as Santa’s helper.”
“Wendy Miller has previously testified that she met Moore when she was 14 and working as a Santa’s helper at the local mall. She testified Moore told her she was pretty, asked her where she went to high school and offered to buy her a soda. He asked her out two years later, but her mother told her she could not go,” reported Fox.
“Moore’s attorneys argued the juxtaposition of statements in the ad painted Moore in a false light and falsely made it look like he was soliciting sex from girls at the mall,” according to Fox News.
“In their ad they strung quotes together to make a single statement. That’s what the jury found offensive. They got up and lied and said they didn’t intend that,” said Jeffrey Scott Wittenbrink, an attorney for Moore.
“The Senate Majority PAC had argued the ad was substantially true and that there were widespread reports about Moore’s inappropriate behavior at the mall. An attorney said they planned to appeal,” according to Fox.
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