Jury: Democratic PAC defamed Moore, awards him $8.2 million

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I'm Mike Gracia reporting a jury awards Alabama Republican Roy Moore over $8 million after finding he was defamed by a democratic aligned political action committee A federal jury awarded Republican Roy Moore $8.2 million in damages Friday after finding a democratic aligned super PAC defamed him in an advertisement during the 2017 U.S. Senate race in Alabama The jury found the Senate majority PAC made false and defamatory statements against more in a television commercial that pounced on a sexual misconduct accusation The lawsuit centered on an ad that threw a juxtaposition of statements from various news articles falsely claimed more solicited sex from young girls at a shopping mall A woman had come forward to The Washington Post saying the then 32 year old Moore sexually touched her in 1979 when she was 14 Moore denied the accusation I Mike Gracia

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