Former Republican Sen. Roy Moore won his defamation lawsuit against a Democrat super PAC this week that awarded him $8.2 million in punitive damages.
Moore sued the Senate Majority PAC, saying that it damaged his reputation by suggesting that he solicited sex from a 14-year-old girl at a mall in Alabama many years earlier.
The allegations made in an ad came at a time when Moore was also being accused of asking out teenage girls when he was in his 30s.
The PAC “strung quotes together to make a single statement” and “that’s what the jury found offensive,” one of Moore's lawyers said.
“We’re very thankful to God for an opportunity to help restore my reputation which was severely damaged by the 2017 election,” Moore said about the verdict, which the PAC said it plans to appeal.
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