The media’s smear merchants kicked their attacks into high gear to try and defeat Judge Roy Moore.
And one outlet published a story that they believed would end Moore’s candidacy for good.
But three witnesses came forward and shut down their scheme to hand the election to the Democrats.
The New Yorker published a story claiming Roy Moore was banned from the Gadsden Mall for harassing teenage girls.
The story was based on rumors their sources heard with no concrete proof or testimonials given.
It smelled fishy.
But since it painted Moore in a bad light, shaky reporting was accepted as gospel and the media ran with the narrative that Moore was a predator who made children feel unsafe.
There was just one problem.
It was fake news.
Moore’s campaign released the testimony of three witnesses – including the mall manager and a security guard – who declared that Moore was never banned from the mall.
The Blaze reports:
The campaign for Roy Moore’s beleaguered run for the U.S. Senate seat of Alabama released three statements from former Gadsden Mall employees in order to refute a story claiming that the candidate had been banned from the mall because of alleged overtures to underage girls.
Johnny Adams was the Operations Manager at the mall for 14 years, and was employed by the mall for 26 total years.
“In my 26 years working at Gadsden Mall, I never heard anything about Roy Moore being banned from the mall or any other mention of issues concerning him. As the Operations Manager overseeing Mall Security, I would have been aware of something like that.”
Another statement came from Johnnie V. Sanders, who worked at the mall from the late 1970s until the mid 2000s.
“As an employee of the Gadsden Mall for Morrison’s Cafeteria Corporation from the late 1970s through the mid-2000s, I would like to put forth a statement in regards to the allegations against Judge Roy Moore,” he wrote. “During my time at the Gadsden Mall, I formed many lifelong relationships including one with Barnes Boyle and his wife, Brenda. Barnes Boyle was manager of the Gadsden Mall and Brenda was my manager at Morrison’s Cafeteria for many years.”
“Because of this relationship, I was abreast on the latest situations that happened throughout the Gadsden Mall during that time period. There was a prominent man of Etowah County, whom is now deceased that was banned for reasons such as the allegations against Judge Moore,” he continued. “However, due to respect for the family, I decline to reveal his name. Despite allegations against other patrons of the mall, I never heard of Roy Moore’s name come in conversation with any such misconduct against women or a supposed banning from the Gadsden Mall.”
The last statement was from Barnes Boyle, who was formerly the manager of the mall from 1981 until 1986.
This is the second allegation against Roy Moore to collapse under scrutiny.
Beverly Nelson’s claim that Moore tried to rape her in 1977 has seen questions raised about its truthfulness as it has been examined.
She produced a yearbook with an inscription from Moore that his campaign claims is a forgery.
Her lawyer won’t say if she can confirm Nelson saw Moore sign the yearbook, nor will she allow it to be examined by a third party to verify that it is Moore’s handwriting.
Conservatives in Alabama continue to stand by Moore because they know the allegations against him are politically motivated fake news.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.