Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who heads the website InfoWars, dismissed the allegations on his show, claiming that the women accused Moore of telling them they’re “purdy.”
Viewers who tuned in to the segment would not have learned that when Corfman was 14 Moore allegedly “took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes,” touching her over her bra and underwear, and guiding “her hand to touch him over his underwear.”
In a tweet Thursday, the account claimed without evidence that a Washington Post reporter offered to pay a person in Alabama to make accusations against Moore.
A Washington Post spokesperson told BuzzFeed News there was no truth to the tweet. “The accusation against The Post is categorically false. We have an explicit policy that prohibits paying sources,” spokesperson Shani George said.
The Twitter account has spread misinformation in the past. One example came earlier this week when it falsely claimed the gunman responsible for killing 26 people in a Texas church was an “antifa,” or anti-fascist activist.
That false theory was pushed by pro-Trump commentators hours after the shooting took place.
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