Former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore pleads for $250,000 from supporters to pay legal fees

The former Alabama Senate candidate says he "struggles to make ends meet."

Moore is asking for supporters to donate $250,000 to help him pay off his legal fees.

Starting in early November 2017, Moore faced accusations from eight women that he engaged in sexual misconduct, including that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl in 1979 when he was 32. Moore denied all of the claims and steadfastly remained in the race, even as members of his own party called for him to drop out.

Leigh Corfman, the women who claims Moore assaulted her at 14, sued Moore for defamation in January, according to The Washington Post.

Also contributing to Moore's legal costs, the former Alabama chief justice filed a lawsuit in late December after losing to Jones, trying to prevent the results of the special election from being certified. The case was tossed out by Alabama circuit judge Johnny Hardwick on the same day results were certified on Dec. 28.

"I have lawyers who want to help but they are not without cost and besides their fees, legal expenses could run over $100,000," Moore wrote on Thursday. "I have had to establish a legal defense fund, anything you give will be appreciated."

"Please send a generous gift today to the Roy Moore Legal Defense Fund to help me defeat, once and for all, those who would destroy America in order to usher in their anti-Christian 'kingdom,'" Moore asks.