Fox News host Sean Hannity defended GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore Thursday after several women claimed Moore had initiated sexual relations with them while they were between the ages of 14 and 18.
While speaking with Lynda McLaughlin on his radio program, "The Sean Hannity Show," Hannity opened the show by suggesting the multiple claims against Moore were part of a vast conspiracy to take him down.
"Now you've got the swamp, you've got the sewer, you've got the establishment, they hate Roy Moore. Roy Moore, to them, is another Ted Cruz, another Mike Lee, somebody they can't control ... It's a he-said "
After insinuating a shadow conspiracy was at work to destroy the man who believes Muslims have instituted Sharia law in towns across America, Hannity explained how women regularly claim rape just to get some easy money.
"There are false allegations made. You know, I can tell you another thing that is a common practice, people make a allegation at, for example, big corporations. Big corporations, they make a business decision, "Alright, if I pay $200,000, this goes away, okay, you're out of here, we're done with you, it's all over," even though they don't believe it happened."
The Washington Post has reported a woman named Leigh Corfman claimed Roy Moore, who was 32 at the time, initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old.
As Hannity was reading off the list of allegations against Moore, his co-host interrupted him when he mentioned the 14-year-old's claim, stating that "it was consensual."
Hannity replied with wholehearted agreement.
"And consensual, that's true. And there's, you know -- I just -- I don't know how you find out the truth."
Meanwhile, Moore has stated that the consensual sexual contact with a child never happened, calling the allegations "completely false and a desperate political attack".
Moore's campaign then issued a statement about the imaginary consensual sex that Hannity and McLaughlin already confirmed happened.
“This garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation."
Republican senators, including John McCain have said Moore should withdraw from his Senate campaign, calling the accusations “deeply disturbing and disqualifying.”