In November 2017, several women made allegations of sexual misconduct against former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, the Republican nominee in a U. Senate election in Alabama scheduled for the following month.
Six other women recalled Moore pursuing romantic relationships or engaging in inappropriate or unwanted behavior with them while they were between the ages of 16 and 22. Two weeks later, he stated that he did "not know any of these women" and added that he "did not date any of these women and have not engaged in any sexual misconduct with anyone".
She said, "I can remember him walking in and the whole mood would change with us girls ... I remember being creeped out." Thus, Smith warned others to "watch out for this guy".
On November 13, The New Yorker quoted multiple local former police officers and mall employees who had heard that Roy Moore had been banned from the Gadsden Mall in the early 1980s for attempting to pick up teenage girls.
Prominent Republicans such as John Mc Cain, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and Mitch Mc Connell called for Moore to drop out of the race after the allegations were reported.
In the year following the allegations, no criminal charges were issued against Moore, and the issue left the public spotlight.Allred stated that she and Nelson would welcome an independent expert to view the message, so long as it was accompanied by a senate hearing, and she repeated the request for Moore to testify about the incident under oath.