One of the women accusing ousted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore flatly declined an opportunity to be interviewed by Sean Hannity on Fox News, saying through her attorney that she is not interested in exposing herself to "the inevitable on-camera bullying and persecution" that would ensue.
Alabama reporter Josh Moon posted a copy on Twitter of attorney Paula Cobia's response to an interview request from a "Hannity" producer.
"Paula Cobia, lord have mercy," Moon said. "I owe you a beer or something for this."
Paula Cobia, lord have mercy, I owe you a beer or something for this. #alpolitics #ALSEN https://t.co/hAduWJHr6d— Josh Moon (@Josh Moon) 1511129524.0
Addressing producer Alyssa Moni, Cobia said, "Mr. Hannity chose to believe and support Roy Moore immediately after learning about the numerous accusations against him describing sexual assault, child molestation and harassment."
"Mr. Hannity has belittled, defamed and engaged in an on-air intimidation campaign against the victims of Mr. Moore. He is totally uninterested in discovering the truth," she said.
"It is laughable to assume that Mr. Hannity is capable of conducting a fair and balanced interview. He is not known for journalistic integrity. He is merely seeking an opportunity to publicly attack and further defame Mr. Moore's victims," she continued.
"Well, that's not happening," she concluded. "Not on my watch."