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tonight several break stori stories. the senate candidate under fire. known as the ten commandments judge roy moore answering the allegations involving a then 14-year-old girl. late today he is asked do you remember dating girls that young at the time? how he answers. also tonight, 24 hours after allegations involving comedian louis c.k. he says it's true and what he goes on to say tonight. major questions this evenings. a deadly shoot outon a highway in the northeast. a man shot dead inside, a woman injured as well. it was not the suspect they were originally after. the police chief defending their actions late today. the arctic blast setting records and the first snow for millions about to get colder this weekend. the new video coming in.
air traffic control saying six times to abort the landing. fearing there was a plane with passengers already on the runway. and america strong as we mark this veterans' day the long road home. good evening. it is great to have you with us on a busy friday night and we begin with the senate candidate from alabama answering questions b about being accused of initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old. roy moore known as the ten commandments judge, a defender of strict conservative values defending himself. tonight he is asked about teenagers and did he date girls that young so many years ago. how he answers. abc's tom llamas leading us off. >> he built his political career as a crusader for morality. of right and wrong. >> crime corruption, immorality. sexual perversion sweep our land. >> reporter: roy moore speaking
out against claims he himself was a sexual predator. >> these allegations are completely false and misleading. >> reporter: the republican senate candidate from alabama is accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl when he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. leigh corfman telling "the washington post" moore took her to his home, took off her shirt and pants and touched her over her bra and underpants and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear. today moore denied it all. >> i don't know ms. corfman from anybody. i never talked to her. never had any contact with her. allegation of sexual misconduct with her are completely false. i believe they're politically motivated. >> reporter: there are other parts of "the washington post" article moore did not explicitly deny. the accounts of three other women who they say he asked them outen or dated them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his 30s.
moore says he does not remember. >> would it be unusual for you as a 32-year-old guy to have dated a woman as young as 17? that would be a what, 15-year difference for a girl 18. do you remember dating girls that young at that time? >> not generally, no. if i did, you know, i'm not going to dispute anything but i don't remember anything like that. >> reporter: he added this. >> i don't remember ever dating any girl without the permission of her mother. >> reporter: saying he's not going to drop out of the race. senate republicans most calling on him not to drop out just yet. >> if the allegations are true there's no way he should run for or serve in the united states senate. >> reporter: a theme echoed by the white house. >> the president believes we do not allow a mere allegation in this case one from many years ago to destroy a person's life. however, the president also believes if these allegations are true, judge moore will do
the right thing and step aside. >> reporter: mitt romney says he's heard enough tweeting i believe leigh corfman, her account is too serious to ignore. moore is unfit for office and should step aside. in alabama some of moore's supporters even defending the alleged behavior. alabama state auditor saying take joseph and mary. mary was a teenager and joseph was an adult carpenter. they became parents of jesus. at pruitt's restaurant we found republican voters divided as well. >> anything they can do to take a republican out right now they'll do it. >> if they are true would thaw change your vote? >> absolutely. absolutely. i don't know it would ever change voting for democrat but change me a vote for him. >> i don't know what i'm going to do. >> if he really did this, i wouldn't vote for him. but i'm going to wait and see what happens here and i think they should get the lie detecter test out and find out what's going on. >> tom llamas is with us live
tonight. late this evening several republican senators are withdrawing their endorsements of roy moore? >> reporter: david, this just in. senator mike lee of utah having read the detailed descriptions of the incidents as well as the response from judge moore and his campaign, i can no longer endorse his candidacy for u.s. senate. we have learned the fundraising arm of senate republicans has pulled out of an agreement with the moore campaign and tonight "the new york times" reporting republicans are pressuring the governor here in alabama to move the election date so they have time to get moore out of the race. david. >> tom, thank you. from the fallout in politics to the fallout in entertainment tonight. 24 hours after allegations against comedian louis c.k. allegations of lewd contact he says these stories are true. and tonight what he goes on to say. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: tonight, louis c.k's startling response to the allegations. i want to address the stories
told to the new york times by five women named abby, rebecca, dana, julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not." the comedian admitting. "these stories are true. at the time, i said to myself that what i did was okay. but what i learned later in life, too late, is that the power i had over these women is that they admired me. and i wielded that power irresponsibly. i have been remorseful of my actions. and i've tried to learn from them. and run from them. i learned yesterday the extent to which i left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves." >> there is no greater threat to women than men! we're the number one threat to women! >> reporter: he acknowledged his fame and influence silenced the stories of his victims. "i also took advantage of the fact that i was widely admired in my and their community and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn't want to hear it. there is nothing about this that i forgive myself for.
and i have to reconcile it with who i am. which is nothing compared to the task i left them with. >> i'm the guy women see and they go -- >> reporter: i can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt i brought on them. i've brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother. i have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything i want. i will now step back and take a long time to listen." and now the dominos continuing to fall in the world of entertainment. actress ellen page writing that at just 18 years old on the set of x-men director brett ratner outed her as gay in front of cast and crew. anna packwin tweeting i was there when that comment was made. i stand with you ellen page. also today "er's" anthony
edwards alleging producer gary goddard began abusing him at just 12 years old. writing "i was molested by goddard and this went on for years." neither goddard or ratner responded to requests for comment. >> the dominos beginning to fall. there's late word involving louis c.k. another major production company severing ties. >> networks announcing they are severing ties following in the footsteps of netflix and hbo that has severed their association. hbo will be removing all of his content from their on demand service. >> thank you. we turn to the deadly police shootout and troubling new questions tonight. police in providence were after a suspect chasing a pickup killing the driver, injuring a woman passenger. now we have learned the suspect they were after was not in that truck. abc's gio benitez on the police defending their actions. >> reporter: tonight, an investigation underway after
this shocking police involved shooting on a busy highway. police in providence, rhode island say it started when a man stole a police car with a gun inside. police later got a tip that the suspect had hopped into a white pickup truck. so when they spotted this white pickup, they tried to stop the driver but he refused. not knowing that driver inside was not the suspect, but he would not pull over either. they begin pursuit. traffic cameras shows the truck weaving up i-95, cutting off drivers, a swarm of squad cars right behind driving at high speeds. >> reporter: finally unable to go any further in heavy traffic but then he starts ramming cars in an attempt to get away, repeatedly slamming into the car in front of him and the driver inside. >> this vehicle is now being used as a weapon. >> reporter: that's when, as you can see on this body cam video, police open fire. killing the driver, 32 year old
joseph santos, and wounding a female passenger. an officer pulling that driver he slammed into to safety. police tonight defending the response. even though the man inside was not the original suspect. >> we believe that footage shows the acts of the officers as doing exactly what we would want them to do stopping. >>reporter: the man they say stole that police cruiser is still on the run. next tonight the arctic blast from the midwest to the northeast. a treacherous commute on illinois highways tonight and in northern michigan cars spinning out on the side of the road. people bundling up. by morning the record shattering cold up and down the east coast. rob marciano outside tonight. with we knew this was coming. >> reporter: we did. that arctic front came through this morning and the temperatures dropping ever since and the winds are blowing and
advisories up. northern new england blustery out there and freeze warning down into south carolina. detroit, chicago your record lows last night. these numbers are mid january. records will easily fall and of course you couple in the winds, windchills single numbers and teens. many spots saw a record warm october. certainly tonight we're paying the price. david. get back inside. rob, thanks. overseas tonight president trump at a trade conference in vietnam where he was expected to meet with russia's vladimir putin. sporting a new look. talking tough on trade. as for that meeting with putin, just a handshake. the white house press secretary saying there will be no one on one meeting. when it comes to the russia investigation, the trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi, we're learning his explanation for lying. here's brian ross. >> reporter: this campaign picture, and donald trump's own
words left no doubt that george papadopoulos was part of the trump foreign policy team, the table for this meeting. >> george papadopoulos, excellent guy. >> reporter: but once papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi about his contacts with russia, it was a different story from the president. >> i don't remember much about that meeting, it was a very unimportant meeting. took place a long time. don't remember much about it. >> reporter: a presidential tweet called papadopoulos a low level volunteer. >> what papadopoulos did was lie, and that's on him, not on the campaign. >> reporter: now, a person with direct knowledge of the russia investigation, says the president's words have upset george papadopoulos. that he was only trying to be loyal to donald trump when he lied to the fbi, not wanting to contradict what the president had already said about campaign contacts with russia. >> it's all fake news. it's phony stuff. it didn't happen. >> reporter: papadopoulos tried to stick to the official line, telling fbi agents, that his contacts with russia "occurred before" he joined the trump campaign.
that was not true. it was only after he joined the campaign that he was contacted by russians, offering "dirt" on hillary clinton and tried to arrange meetings between trump and russian president putin. democrats say the president's effort to distance himself from papadopoulos raises its own questions. >> you're a senior foreign policy adviser until you do something that exposes the connections of the campaign. >> brian, important to point out that george papadopoulos not only pleaded guilty to lying but now cooperating with robert mueller. >> clear the comments are not sitting well with him and he is poisoned to be a key witness in this investigation. brian, thank you. next this evening we turn to the new video and the very close call the san francisco airport. air prask controllers six times to abort the landing, to go around. there was concern that there was another plane with passengers on that very runway.
here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: the video shows a controller's eye view of an air canada a-320 told to abort its landing because another jet on the ground might be in the way. the order repeated six times in 37 seconds. >> air canada 781 go around. >> reporter: but the pilots don't respond. they land safely and finally call in. >> air canada 781. >> pretty evident. >> a professional job by the controller and this was a dangerous situation that they did a good job in averting. >> reporter: air canada haven't said what the radio problem was. those pilots were cleared to land originally but tonight the faa is still investigating that apparent communications failure. david. >> there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. the other air scare. a passenger plane burning fuel for two hours with no nose gear.
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. finally america strong. tonight we thank our veterans and their families who all know too well about the long road home. >> reporter: the long road home tells the story of april 4th, 2004. >> keep your eyes open boys. >> reporter: the first cavalry division from ft. hood. >> guys see what i'm seeing? >> where the hell is everyone? >> reporter: 18 u.s. soldiers on a peace-keeping mission. suddenly ambushed.
>> ambush! >> reporter: the battalion racing in to rescue them. the new nat reporting on the ground. eight americans died that day. >> covering policy or where were the wmds that we forgotten there was a war going on. no one had asked me those questions and i think for them and for their spouses just talking about that was healthy and helpful. >> reporter: she wrote about our warriors and their families, what they were going through back home. >> just kids. >> reporter: 13 years later those 48 hours recreated on a set in texas. >> looks spot on doesn't it? >> reporter: eric, a 23-year-old army sergeant remembering when he sought shelter in a house. >> i've got vivid memories
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you know, sexual perversion is a problem. you can't stop it. people are going to do what they're going to do. >> sadly, this is a case of art imitating life. more cases of sexual misconduct, louis c.k. today he responded to the allegations. thanks for joining us. >> abc news report us with the very latest. >> we learned this morning they are he canceling their relationship with c.k. for the four cases. making the noult just hours after the lengthy and graphic admission. >> confirming the allegations against him are true.
saying in a statement, i have been remorseful of my actions and i tried to learn from them and run from them. now i'm aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. the "new york times" broke the story, reporting there comedy duo's account of a show in 2002. the women saying c.k. invited them to have a drink in his room. he said he asked if he could expose himself in front of them. they thought it was a joke and laughed it off but he proceeded to take all of his clothes off, get completely naked and touch himself. two other women sharing similar allegations. a fifth alleging he engaged in a sexual act while on the phone with her. >> he was such a powerful figure. they felt shame around and it they had done nothing wrong. >> the comedian known for his self deprecating is no more dangerous threat to women. >> and back lash