#MeAt14: Women tweet photos of when they were age Roy Moore's accuser was

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Women are posting images of themselves at 14 in reaction to allegations against Roy Moore. (Twitter)
Women are posting images of themselves at 14 in reaction to allegations against Roy Moore. (Twitter)

Women are reacting to the allegations that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore had attempted sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32 by posting images of themselves to Twitter of them when they were that age.

On Thursday night, shortly after the Washington Post reported the claims against Moore, Catherine Lawson, a North Carolina lawyer, posted to Twitter a photo of herself at 14.

“Can’t consent at 14. Not in Alabama. Not anywhere,” Lawson wrote, adding the hashtag “#MeAt14.”


Other women followed Lawson’s lead.




Sarah Thyre, a Los Angeles comedian, posted hers on Saturday.


Inspired by Thyre, Lizz Winstead, the activist and co-creator of “The Daily Show,” tweeted a photo of herself at 14 and asked her more than 127,000 Twitter followers to do the same.


Alyssa Milano — who last month helped fuel the so-called #MeToo movement encouraging women to come forward with their own stories of sexual assault following the claims against Harvey Weinstein — joined the #MeAt14 moement.


And many others did, too.









By Sunday morning, the hashtag #MeAt14 was trending in the United States.











On Thursday, the Post published its bombshell report quoting a woman, Leigh Corfman, who alleged that in 1979 — when she was 14 and Moore was 32 — Moore partially undressed her and himself, touched her over her undergarments and guided her hand to touch him. The age of consent in Alabama was then and continues to be 16.

The story also quoted three other women who said Moore hit on them when they were 16 to 18 and he was in his 30s.

Moore initially dismissed the report as “fake news” and an attack by “the Democratic Party and the country’s most liberal newspaper” — and now denies even knowing Corfman.

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