When Post reporters confronted her with inconsistencies in her story, she said that she was not working with any organization that targets journalists, the newspaper reported. The newspaper did publish a nine-minute interview with the woman, identified as Jaime Philips, with a Post reporter.
"We always honor "off-the-record" agreements when they're entered into in good faith. Because of our customary journalistic rigor, we weren't fooled, and we can't honour an "off-the-record" agreement that was solicited in maliciously bad faith". Fact-checking her background led to the discovery of a GoFundMe page under the same name, seeking funds to help relocate to NY for employment by "the conservative media movement to combat the lies and deceit of the liberal MSM [Mainstream Media]". The New York-based non-profit reported $4.8 million in contributions nationwide previous year. "During the interviews, she repeatedly pressed Post reporters to give their opinions on the effects that her claims could have on Moore's candidacy if she went public".
For someone who spent only a short time in Alabama - and claimed to have experienced what would seem to be a traumatic event during that short time - the woman sure seemed fond of the state, so much so that she rooted for its college sports teams and obtained an area code from the state.
It's pretty clear what was happening here: Phillips wanted to catch Post reporters talking in a way that suggested they were out to get Moore. Project Veritas did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.
Then came the smoking gun: Post researchers discovered a fundraising page made by Phillips seeking financial support for a move to NY. I'll be using my skills as a researcher and fact-checker to help our movement, ' the post from May read. During the minutes that followed, Geraghty heard O'Keefe describe his plan to infiltrate Open Society to a companion, The New Yorker later reported.
After the Post reported that Mr Moore allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old and made advances on two other teenage girls when he was in his 30s, multiple women have accused Mr Moore of past sexual misconduct.
Rome said he has already been contacted twice since he posted the tweet by people interested in suing Project Veritas. The last video cost NYT reporter his job.
Giving Phillips the benefit that Project Veritas does not, McCrummen informed the woman that they were being filmed before producing a print-out of the fundraising page and asking Phillips to explain herself. That publication told the Post it had no knowledge or record of Phillips interviewing for a job there.
Four more women have since come forward alleging sexual misconduct by Moore, who has continued to deny the allegations and push forward with his campaign. Shortly after the woman was seen walking into their offices, founder James O'Keefe declined to answer questions about her connection to the organization. Said Lucian Wintrich, a correspondent for Gateway Pundit: "I do think that video that WaPoreleased shows how manipulative their reporters are".