Debbie Wesson Gibson was 17 years old when she was involved in a relationship with a 34-year-old Roy Moore, who is now the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama. It was a very public relationship, according to Gibson, who provided the Washington Post with her account. After Moore decided to publicly deny even knowing Gibson, she decided to show the Post some of her keepsakes in the hopes of jogging Mr. Moore’s memory.
Gibson said that after finding the scrapbook, she was not sure whether to make it public given the threats she received after publication of the original story. Then she heard what Moore said last week, she said, and contacted The Post.
“He called me a liar,” said Gibson, who says she not only openly dated Moore when she was 17 but later joined him in passing out fliers during his campaign for circuit court judge in 1982 and exchanged Christmas cards with him over the years. “Roy Moore made an egregious mistake to attack that one thing — my integrity.”
One of the fundamental problems with men like Roy Moore is that they have an empty abyss of cynicism in the place where their integrity should be. Gibson seems to have had a relatively good relationship with Moore, dating him after he was a guest lecturer at her high school when she was a 17-year-old senior. They stopped dating when she left for college and kept in touch over the years. Unfortunately, Moore is a such a cretin, as has been evidenced time and again the past few weeks, that her relationship with him has become muddied by revelation after revelation.
She said that she held Moore “in high esteem,” despite political differences with him, until she began hearing stories from other women who alleged that Moore pursued them as teenagers. She said that at first she did not want to believe the women.
“It takes what I thought was a very lovely part of my past, and it colors it, and it changes it irrevocably,” she said. “It changes it permanently.”
She decided to come forward with her evidence because, after watching Moore on video denying her account as well as those of other women, she knew “he was a liar.” Watch the video below.