One of the women who previously told The Washington Post that she dated Roy Moore when she was 17 and he was 34 has shared new evidence of their relationship after the Alabama Senate candidate denied knowing any of his accusers during an particularly unhinged speech last week.
Debbie Wesson Gibson, now 54, recounted her relationship with Moore in The Post’s explosive report on his alleged predation of teenage girls. Moore, Gibson said, asked her out on a date after he spoke to her high school civics class—they went on a few dates and kissed, which Gibson described as consensual. When the first report came out, Moore rejected The Post’s most disturbing allegation—that he pursued a 14-year-old Leigh Corfman. He did, however, admit to knowing Gibson, but said he could not remember dating her.
Last Wednesday, Moore backtracked and denied knowing any of his accusers, including Gibson. But she’s got a scrapbook, coupled with a handwritten note from Moore, that proves otherwise. Despite the deluge of threatening letters she received after coming forward initially, Gibson decided to share her scrapbook as evidence of their relationship. Behold, Gibson’s decidedly unnerving account of a date she went on with Moore:
On a page titled “the best times,” she had written: “Wednesday night, 3-4-81. Roy S. Moore and I went out for the first time. We went out to eat at Catfish Cabin in Albertville. I had a great time.” She had underlined “great” twice.
And this stomach-churning detail:
The scrapbook also contained a photo of Gibson as a high school senior, and when she saw it, she said, she thought to herself, “That’s the age I was when I dated Roy Moore, because my braces were off.”
It gets worse:
She said that when she became engaged, Moore insisted on meeting her fiance to make sure he was “good enough for me.” She said when Moore was first appointed as a circuit court judge in 1992, she sent him a gavel engraved with his name and a congratulatory note, and that her family and his exchanged Christmas cards some years.
Moore also sent Gibson a card after she graduated high school; an FBI forensic examiner told The Post that the note “appears to be naturally prepared” and resembles an inscription in Beverly Young Nelson’s yearbook. “Happy graduation Debbie,” Moore’s note to Gibson read. “I wanted to give you this card myself. I know that you’ll be a success in anything you do. Roy.”
Gibson, a registered Republican, told The Post that Moore’s attempt to paint her as dishonest persuaded her to share the scrapbook. “He called me a liar,” she said. “Roy Moore made an egregious mistake to attack that one thing — my integrity.”
Meanwhile, Donald Trump explicitly endorsed Moore in a series of tweets on Monday. “Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump wrote.