Moore's campaign responds to Hannity's demand for explanation

Moore's campaign responds to Hannity's demand for explanation

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Fox News' personality Sean Hannity took to his popular cable network show Tuesday night to demand Roy Moore "immediately and fully come up with a satisfactory explanation" for "inconsistencies" after his radio show interview about allegations of child molestation in the 1970s.

Hannity gave Moore, who is Alabama's GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate, 24 hours to respond or he would call for him to exit the race.

Wednesday evening, the Moore campaign issued an open letter addressed to Hannity in which Moore denies the allegations against him by Leigh Corfman and Beverly Nelson.

The response blames the "liberal media" for mistreating Moore "in a desperate attempt to smear" his character.

There's also biographical details of Moore's life and career, including mention of his 33 years of marriage, multiple children and grandchildren, and lack of any claims of sexual allegations over a 40-year career.

It also addresses the accusers' claims, specifically the authenticity of Nelson's yearbook signature and her insistence that she never had any further contact with Moore beyond the alleged sexual assault in 1977, despite his signature being on her 1999 divorce document.

The Moore campaign says it can't comment further because it has "taken steps to begin a civil action for defamation."

The full open letter reads:

Dear Sean:

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