Robert Donachie, DCNF
One of the accusers of Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore came forward Monday with new details about her relationship with Moore while she was under the age of 18.
Debbie Wesson Gibson, one of a handful of women who report having a relationship with Moore while they were underage, gave The Washington Post fresh evidence Monday that corroborates her relationship with the candidate, a relationship that Moore continues to deny, along with a host of other allegations.
Gibson says she found a scrapbook from her senior year of high school in her attic last week that Moore allegedly signed with a personal message to her.
“Happy graduation Debbie,” the scrapbook read in what is reportedly Moore’s handwriting. “I wanted to give you this card myself. I know that you’ll be a success in anything you do. Roy.”
Gibson says she publicly dated Moore while she was 17 and he was 34. She describes that she felt at the time that their relationship was “a badge of honor.”
Moore continues to deny the allegations of nine women who say that he, as a man in his 30s, actively pursued them while they were under the age of 18.
The Alabama Senate candidate told Sean Hannity on his radio show that he remembered Gibson, but did not recall ever dating her.
The Washington Post had a former FBI forensic examiner analyze the scrapbook in question. The former examiner said it looks to be naturally prepared, but said the document would need to have a comprehensive examination to conclusively determine if the handwriting is, in fact, Moore’s.
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