Moore denied the accusations on Monday while addressing supporters in Etowah County, Alabama, where he still lives.
“This is a witch hunt against a man who has had an impeccable career for over 30 years and has always been known as a man of high character,” Moore’s campaign said in a statement.
On Monday, Beverly Young Nelson, 55, said that during the late 1970s, Moore, then the district attorney of Etowah County, Alabama, sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old.
According to the newspaper, Moore initiated sexual encounters with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32 and with three other girls between the ages of 16 and 18.
It appears that none of the four women mentioned in the Washington Post story had reported the incidents. In fact, one of the newspaper’s reporters heard about the sexual encounters Moore had allegedly sought with teenage girls when writing about supporters of Moore’s senatorial campaign.
Two Washington Post reporters then interviewed the four women. Although initially reluctant to speak out publicly, they eventually agreed to speak as they believe that people should know the truth about the would-be Senator.
Meanwhile, Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged Moore to wrap up his Senate campaign.
However, there have been no signs that Moore is actually going to heed his fellow Republican’s advice.