Ex-Alabama Cop: Roy Moore Harassment Claim Based on ‘Rumors,’ Says Gadsden PD Never Got a Formal Complaint

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Gadsden, AL police officer Lt. Faye Gary, quoted by The New York Times last week claiming it was a “known fact” that U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore “liked young girls,” revealed those claims were based on “rumors.”

She said to host Andrea Mitchell the view of Moore at the time of his alleged inappropriate behavior was based on the “rumor mill” and “just rumors.”

“You know, the rumor mill was that he liked young girls,” she said. “You know, we were advised that he was being suspended from the mall because he would hang around the young girls that worked in the stores and had really gotten to a place where they say he was harassing them. And we were also told to watch him at the ball games and make sure that he didn’t hang around the cheerleaders.”

Mitchell followed up by asking for specifics about Moore, to which Gary reiterated it was “just rumors.”

“It was just rumors,” she replied “It was — the rumor mill that Roy Moore likes young girls. It was not only in our department but, you know, at the courthouse, too.”

Gary explained that the Gadsden Police Department never actually received a complaint about Moore, despite those “rumors” and said being a juvenile detective, if a complaint had come in it would have gone to her and her division at the police department. She also said she had never thought Moore was seeking out teenage women, but women “maybe in their 20s.”

“When it was heard on a daily basis — every day we were looking for a complaint to come in,” she said. “And I didn’t realize until sometime later that when they said he liked young girls, I just thought he liked young ladies, you know, younger than him, maybe in their 20s. I had no idea, or we had no idea, that we were talking about 14-year-olds. But we never got a complaint on it.”

“We never thought it was teenagers,” she added. “But you know, there was nothing we could really do about it until we got an actual complaint and we never got a complaint on it.”

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