'Only One Would Be Legally Problematic' He Insists
Joel Pollack, the editor-at-large for Steve Bannon's website Breitbart tried to defend Roy Moore Thursday afternoon by claiming the Washington Post story in which four women accuse Roy Moore of inappropriate behavior when they were teens is inaccurate because only one was underage at the time.
One woman says when she was 14 when Roy Moore, now the Republican nominee to fill Alabama's open U.S. Senate seat, secretly took her to his home,, and, as the Post reports, "took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear."
"I wasn't ready for that â€” I had never put my hand on a man's penis, much less an erect one," she told the Washington Post.
Pollack appeared on MSNBC Thursday afternoon to defend "Judge" Moore. He insisted that of the four women, "the 16-year old and the 18-year old have no business being in that story," because they were above the age of consent.
The four women who appear in the Post's reporting were between 14 and 18 years of age when they say Moore, in his 30's, tried to engage in sexual behavior with them.
"There's only one relationship, that's been alleged, that's problematic," Pollack insisted.
Breitbart Editor: "There's only one relationship alleged that was problematic." pic.twitter.com/ZK8EV0Y3vnâ€” Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 9, 2017
"When you read the article, there are several cases mentioned and of those cases, only one would be legally problematic," Pollack told MSNMBC's Ali Velshi, as Raw Story reports. "All of the others were legal relationships with women who were of age at the time when Roy Moore was single."
"If this story is true â€” and I think that any story about sexual misconduct, especially with someone who is underage, is very serious â€” why would the Washington Post wrap it with all kinds of perfectly legitimate relationships as well as all kinds of other political clutter?" Pollack added, as TPM reports.
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