In her 37 years with the Gadsden Police Department in Alabama, Faye Gary had one rather unusual task: Keeping an eye on former chief justice and current Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, to prevent him from sexually harassing cheerleaders from the local high school, Raw Story reports.
Moore Likely Kept Officer Faye Gary On Her Toes
Yes, you heard that right. And while that may have seemed weird at the time, it makes perfect sense now, in light of the fact that several women have come forward accusing the former judge of sexual misconduct.
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Moore had a widely-known reputation for chasing teen girls, Gary told Mitchell. The rumors were heard every single day, The New York Daily News reports. And after a while, she was told Moore was suspended from the Gadsden Mall because he was harassing young female employees.
“We were also told to watch him at the ball games and make sure that he didn’t hang around the cheerleaders,” she said. “The rumor was that Roy Moore likes young girls. It was not only in our department but at the courthouse, too.”
Gary, who was a detective with the juvenile division at the time, said the department didn’t take action against Moore because no complaints based on the allegations were filed against him.
“Every day we were looking for a complaint to come in,” she said. “And I didn’t realize until sometime later that when they say he liked young girls, I just thought he liked young ladies, you know, maybe in their 20s. I had no idea, or we had no idea, that we were talking about 14-year-olds.”
Moore faces numerous allegations that he inappropriately approached teen girls while he was in his 30s, and this includes accounts from two women who say that Moore tried to force them to have sexual contact with him while both were underaged. The youngest victim was, indeed, just 14-years-old when he initiated inappropriate sexual contact with her, according to a report from The Washington Post.
Democrats and Republicans alike have urged him to drop out of the race. He’s running against Doug Jones, a Democrat, in a special election being held on December 12.
But our current Sexual-Harasser-in-Chief, President Donald Trump, apparently has doubts about the women’s claims and has told senior Republicans and White House aides just that, Politico notes. Trump was asking why these allegations have cropped up when the election is only weeks away, according to two White House advisers and others familiar with the discussion.
According to Alex Isenstadt, writing for Politico:
“The White House advisers said the president drew parallels between Moore’s predicament and the one he faced over a year ago when during the final weeks of the 2016 campaign, Trump confronted a long line of women who accused him of harassment. He adamantly denied the claims.”
And Trump made his sentiments known when he stopped just short of endorsing Moore on Tuesday.
“Let me just tell you, Roy Moore denies it. That’s all I can say. He denies it. And, by the way, he totally denies it,” Trump told reporters.
“I mean, if you look at what is really going on, and you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours, he totally denies it’ Trump continued. “He says it didn’t happen. And, you know, you have to listen to him also. You’re talking about, he said 40 years ago, this did not happen.”
So hey, if you follow that blind logic, maybe the Earth really is flat.
Trump is defending Moore against the women’s’ claims, even though it was common knowledge among people in the community where he worked that this man had a reputation for harassing women. Moore could say the moon was made of green cheese and Trump would defend that too, but just because the Alabama senatorial candidate and the president believe this to be so, doesn’t make it true.
Trump is trying to sweep the women’s claim under the rug, but then that’s not unusual. That’s typical behavior for him whenever he has to face the truth.
And Time.com reports that at least eight women have stepped forward, claiming that Moore sexually harassed them. They are not backing down. But people prefer to believe a president who is well-known to be a sexual predator and a candidate who was barred from entering a mall because he was harassing young women there. And Gadsden police put Faye Gary in place to make sure he behaved himself around the cheerleaders.
Gee, Virginia. Maybe there really is a Santa Claus.
Here’s what detective Faye Gary had to say to Andrea Mitchell in the video below:
Screenshot by MSNBC via YouTube video