Judge Roy Moore avoids spotlight before Alabama Senate vote

Days before Alabama’s special election, Roy Moore denied knowing his accusers.

"I did not know them. I had no encounter with them. I never molested anyone," Moore said about two of the women who have leveled the most serious accusations against him.

Moore, 70, has been accused by eight women of actions ranging from inappropriate behavior to sexual assault when he was in his 30s and, in most of the cases, the women were in their teens. He has denied the allegations.

"These allegations are completely false," he said. "I did not date underaged women, I did not molest anyone. So these allegations are false.”

He blamed the allegations on the "scheme of political parties today."

"They know I've stood for moral values and so they're attacking me in that area," he said. "It's done for political purposes."