A rumour is spreading online that claims a woman who accused Roy Moore of sexual assault has admitted he didn’t touch her.
Roy Moore is a republican politician and former Alabama judge who has recently been accused by a number of women of sexual assault.
This particular rumour links back to an article on ReaganWasRight.com, and claims the woman, Harley Hannah, finally admitted she had been lying during an interview on MSNBC. The article reads in part –
…and then it all came crumbling down.
Liberals have been attacking Judge Roy Moore relentlessly after a fishy story surfaced alleging that he sexually abused a 14-year-old girl decades and decades ago when the now-76 year old man was in his early 30s. Unfortunately, like most of their bombshell stories about people they don’t like, this one didn’t pass the smell or the reality test.
After the publicity began to die down and Harley Hannah, Moore’s accuser, began to get tired of lying all the time, she finally admitted the truth during an interview on MSNBC.
“It was like a bad dream,” she told host Dan Fitzpatrick. “I don’t really remember what happened but my mind filled in the gaps.”
The article is false.
We were able to determine this is an example of fake news on three key points –
1. Harley Hannah was not one of the [now multiple] women who have accused Roy Moore of sexual assault.
2. The photo used to illustrate the article is of a British reality TV star named Charlotte Crosby.
3. The site that published the story, ReaganWasRight.com, is a known fake news website, and includes a disclaimer at the foot of its articles that reads –
The crybaby, ivory tower elitists at Snopes have decided we don’t qualify as satire, but we feel the disclaimer still needs to be as plain as the lack of Googling skills in conservative America:
Nothing on this site is real. It is satire. Call it “fan fiction” if you prefer.
As such, the story is fake and should not be circulated as genuine.