Even with the most recent accusation against Roy Moore of unwanted and potentially criminal unwanted sexual harassment or conduct is the way that these accusations are being leveled and reported.
In the first accusations they come from women through the Washington Post and then the latest accusation, and most damaging, comes through attorney Gloria Allred. WHY are these women not choosing to go through proper channels and file/lodge a criminal complaint through the police, against Roy Moore.
The thing that keeps coming back to me is if a person files a knowingly false criminal complaint with the police then they are in jeopardy of prosecution and going to jail and there are penalties that they can suffer. When allegations are made through, and to, the media alone or via a lawyer, in the case of a potential legal action, then there is no chance that the accuser would be in for any penalty for making a knowingly false accusation. That's the only thing, with regards to the accusations, against Roy Moore, other than the timing of them, that gives me pause in believing them out right.
I know there are plenty, out there, that have already convicted Roy Moore regardless but they should also realize that there has been far too many people convicted in the media only to find out that the truth wasn't reported and the truth was not what was reported first off. Richard Jewell was arrested and convicted in the media as the Atlanta bomber yet he was totally innocent as later evidence proved. The Duke Lacrosse players who were reported as guilty and their reputations ruined only to be proven innocent. Freddy Grey reported as killed by Maryland Police only to be revealed that he died by his own actions in the back of that police van. Michael Brown and the Don't Shoot Hand's up story that he died while trying to surrender to police saying don't shoot and approaching the officer with his hands up. Remember this was from the eye witness testimony that that story still is told incorrectly today and NFL Players are still taking a knee with the belief that Michael Brown died innocently with his hands up. Or what about the shooting of Travon Martin, the boy who Obama said could have looked like his son if he had a son and how Zimmerman was convicted as a racist murderer in the press and media before the real story was revealed by the evidence and facts. Or the Henry Lewis Gates arrest where Obama, and the media and most everyone else, jumped to wrong and incorrect conclusions that led to Obama's beer summit with the falsely accused officer and Gates to cover up that fiasco that Obama created on his own. Then there was the reported Benghazi YouTube Video that caused the attack on the Benghazi compound that was reported to the American people by the Obama administration as the reason for the attack all while the truth was known to be a terrorist attack but the terrorist attack wouldn't play well in an re-election run so Obama and his Administration AND THE MEIDA sold the false narrative of the YouTube video causing the attack up and until the emails of Hillary Clinton revealed the truth that they knew all along it wasn't any YouTube video.
So often first assurances and testimony are proven later to be false or faked even currently with the Trump Dossier which has been proven to be totally fabricated, paid for fake information in order to attempt to overturn a legitimate election of President Trump and a fake dossier used as a basis for investigation of Trump and actually potentially the basis for the FBI raids on Trump associates which are now being charged with crimes that might have to be overturned account that the basis on which they were initially investigated was known to be false and made up. So what happened to Innocent until proven guilty? I do agree there is reason to doubt Moore's denials and it's come to the point that potentially only polygraphs of Moore and the accusers are the only way to dispel doubt or instill credibility but we should remember that not always are accusers totally accurate in their accounts of what happened and often people are misjudged and convicted wrongly in the court of opinion and the media. IF he is guilty he should step down, he should be removed if elected, and prosecuted if possible but IF and only IF he is guilty.