JUDGE ROY MOORE SUES INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN DURING ALABAMA SENATE RACE
Montgomery, AL – Today Judge Roy Moore, candidate for the United States Senate in the upcoming 2020 election, filed suit against two Democratic Party PACs, their vendors, and the chairman of one of the PACs for defamation, defamation by implication, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and collaborating to create an elaborate disinformation campaign against him in the 2017 special election for U.S. Senate.
In the complaint, Judge Moore outlined his case against the defendants responsible for spreading and financing scandalous accusations against his character and person, as well as making intimidating advertisements that would be used on digital media platforms falsely stating that voting records were public knowledge and would be used against individuals voting for Judge Moore instead of his opponent.
Named in the lawsuit are Guy Cecil, chairman of the Super PAC Priorities USA, and former executive director of the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2012 and 2014.
Priorities USA, the super PAC backing Doug Jones in 2017, spent in excess of $190 million to elect Hillary Clinton in 2016. Senate Majority PAC, another defendant, spent over $90 million in the same effort. Both PACs, allied with the Democratic Party, provided the vast majority of funding for Highway 31, the PAC that defamed Judge Moore in the 2017 election.
Also named in the complaint, Bully Pulpit International, one of the largest progressive digital ad agencies in the Country, was used by the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns and numerous Democratic House, Senate, and gubernatorial campaigns.
Waterfront Strategies, the primary vendor for the Highway 31 Super PAC, who ran defamatory and libelous ads against Judge Moore in the 2017 Alabama Senate Election is also named in the complaint.
Judge Moore stated: “It’s past time that those responsible for the false and libelous Highway 31 ads are held accountable for their malicious and intentionally defamatory ‘Mall’ ads against me in the Alabama Special Senate election in 2017.”
He further stated: “This is only the beginning of my effort to put a stop to fraudulent campaign tactics designed to steal elections from the people of our country and, in this case, the people of Alabama.”
This civil action, Moore v. Cecil et al., is filed in United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Judge Moore is represented by attorney Larry Klayman, a well-known national litigator, and by Melissa Isaak, Judge Moore’s personal attorney.
Judge Moore will be speaking at the Madison County Republican Club Breakfast at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Alabama on Saturday morning 7 AM.