What we know about ex-Atlanta woman accused of fake Roy Moore story

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What we know about ex-Atlanta woman accused of fake Roy Moore story

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In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Alabama. According to a Washington Post story Nov. 9, an Alabama woman said Moore made inappropriate advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14. 

Speaking with Washington Post reporters, Jaime Phillips said she was upset President Donald Trump endorsed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. Phillips alleged Moore had impregnated her when she was a teenager, a story the Post says was fabricated in a seemingly coordinated effort to embarrass the newspaper.

Details about Phillips, a former Atlantan, are trickling out as the Post’s story questioning her motivations permeates the country.

A woman by the same name, who listed the same employer as the Post source, gave $350 to the Donald J. Trump for President committee last year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found. In the two separate donations, she listed a northwest Atlanta address and said she was employed by NFM Lending.

The Post alleges Phillips works for Project Veritas, a company that tries to embarrass reporters with undercover stings.

Reporter Stephanie McCrummen confronted Phillips, who couldn’t be reached by the AJC, with a GoFundMe fundraising site she created, identifying herself as an Atlanta resident. The page was meant to raise money for a move to New York, where she would be working in a job that would help her take on the “liberal MSM,” or mainstream media.

The page, which Phillips didn’t deny creating, also said she had been recently laid off from her "mortgage job.”



A Jaime Tennille Phillips, also known as Jaime Tennille Kahl, held a mortgage loan originator license in Georgia that was voluntarily surrendered in September 2016, according to state records. 

The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance said it didn’t have information to release about the reason for the surrender. But, generally, the agency will ask a license holder to surrender his or her license after losing the “sponsor,” or employer. That could happen in a layoff.

Phillips also holds a current loan originator license in the state of Kentucky, the database shows. 

The database also includes employment history information that Phillips submitted to the state. It shows Phillips says she worked as a loan partner at NFM Lending in Smyrna for a few months in 2016. 

It also says she reported working as a loan processor at AmeriSave Mortgage in Atlanta; an associate at the JoAnn Fabrics store in Alpharetta; and an insurance producer for AFLAC in Columbus, Georgia.

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