In the 1980s, Roy Moore had a reputation for allegedly “badgering teenage girls” and “cruising for high-school dates” at an Alabama mall, according to The New Yorker.

More than a dozen people who worked or spent time at the Gadsden Mall during that time told The New Yorker‘s Charles Bethea of widespread rumors that Moore, now the GOP Alabama Senate candidate, was on a list of people banned from the mall.

A former manager who worked at the mall in the late ’80s confirmed the existence of a ban list to The New Yorker, but said he did not recall Moore being on the list during the manager’s tenure. The people who told The New Yorker they’d heard Moore was on the list include five members of the local legal community, two cops who worked in the town, several people who hung out at the mall at the time, and a number of former mall employees.

The two police officers who worked in Gadsden in the 1980s told The New Yorker that Moore was known for trying to find “high-school dates” at the mall.

“The general knowledge at the time when I moved here was that this guy is a lawyer cruising the …read more


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