Posted: Nov 22, 2017 11:08 AM CST
Updated: Dec 04, 2017 10:48 AM CST
Republican candidate for Senate Roy Moore is under fire after a Washington Post report that said Moore sexually assaulted underage women while he was in his 30s.
Dec. 4, 2017: President Trump endorsed Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate seat in a tweet.
Nov. 27, 2017: Moore says at a campaign event that the sexual allegations he faces are "completely false" and "malicious," and said he doesn't know any of the women levying them. The Alabama Republican compared the allegations to the probe into 2016 Russian meddling in the U.S. election and potential connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russians.
Nov. 21, 2017: President Donald Trump defended embattled Alabama Republican Roy Moore, all but endorsing the Senate candidate who has been accused of sexual assault. "He denies it. Look, he denies it," Trump said of Moore. "If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn't happen. And look, you have to look at him also."
Nov. 13, 2017: An Alabama woman alleged Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager, her attorney Gloria Allred said . The woman, Beverly Nelson, said she was inspired to come forward by the women in the Washington Post story.
The Washington Post report published in November 2017 was based on interviews with more than 30 people, saying Moore pursued relationships with teenage women while he was in his 30s. One woman said she was 14 years old when Moore initiated sexual contact with her.
Moore said he would not drop out of the Dec. 12, 2017 election.