It's been almost a month since the Alabama Senate election, where Republican candidate Roy Moore was beaten by Democrat Doug Jones in a historic upset.
And in yet another bump in the bizarre election, Moore's wife, Kayla, infamously took took to the stage and denied any claims that Moore was anti-Semitic after her husband suggested that Jewish billionaire George Soros was going to hell for his beliefs:
"He's still going to the same place that people who don't recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going," Moore said of Soros last month during a local radio interview.
Her defense? The family had a Jewish lawyer.
In late December, Liz Brody of Forward identified that Jewish lawyer as Richard Jaffe, who happens to be a family friend of the journalist.
Considered one of the national defense bar’s top lawyers, Jaffe has saved 20 people from Death Row. And when Moore's son was charged with drug possession in 2016, it was Jaffe who defended him. Caleb Moore ended up getting off the hook, and instead had to go to rehab.
And now, Jaffe has revealed a bombshell. He told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday that he has been friends with Moore's former opponent, Doug Jones, for over 30 years. The kicker? Jaffe voted for Jones in the election and both raised and donated money to his campaign.
"There could not be a more passionate supporter of Doug than me!" Jaffe said.
Jaffe was on stage with Jones when he delivered his acceptance speech, and plans to be in the Senate gallery when Jones is sworn in on Wednesday.
Unsurprisingly, social media didn't have much sympathy for Moore, who has refused to concede the election and just last week lost a lawsuit calling for a new election.
The story just sort of puts it out there, and says that the lawyer was hired to defend Moore's son in 2016.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 2, 2018
The fact that Roy Moore’s Jewish attorney who actually represented his son on drug charges is a supporter and friend of Doug Jones is peak 2018.— Erin Fa La La La La La La La La (@erinscafe) January 2, 2018
2018 so far:— Jake 🇺🇸 (@jakesdcjournal) January 3, 2018
1. Mitt Romney is back
2. Michelle Bachmann is back
3. Roy Moore's Jewish lawyer voted for Doug Jones
4. Huckabee Sanders told a congressman to spend less time tweeting and more time doing his job
This year is gonna be insane. pic.twitter.com/JtW8d1CpOi
The lawyer touted by Roy Moore's campaign as their "Jewish Lawyer" came out saying he supported Doug Jones and even CONTRIBUTED to his campaign!!!— Sahil Habibi (@ProgressVoice) January 3, 2018
This is too much for me too handle 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
#RoyMoore's Jewish lawyer:— Agent Maria Hill 2018 💥 (@AgentHillResist) January 3, 2018
is a close friend of #DougJones & was with him for his acceptance speech;
told the press: “There could not be a more passionate supporter of Doug than me!”;
was the defense attorney for Moore's son for drug charges in 2016.https://t.co/1kQiX8Agwu
Well, that's awkward.
When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I've gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn't land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences.
I've dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they're in the hospital on the exact same day they're supposed to meet me for the keys. I've had people cancel my reservation once I've already landed in their city... Needless to say, I'm a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back.
TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we're friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that's how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.
I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible.
Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn't believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.