Women across the US have been sharing images of themselves aged 14 on social media, in the wake of the allegations surrounding Republican Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore.

Moore has denied claims that he made sexual advances on several women between the ages of 14 and 18 while he was in his thirties. The explosive revelations were published by the Washington Post, which has interviewed more than 30 people who knew Moore between 1977 and 1982.

He has come under increasing pressure from Republicans, with many calling for him to step aside from a state election next month.

Reacting to the ongoing controversy, women have taken to social media to reveal what they were doing at the age of 14, highlighting the question of consent.

All of those who took to Twitter to share images of their younger selves said that they would never have engaged in any form of sexual activity with a 32-year-old man, the age of which Moore is accused of making his advances.

The woman who started the hashtag "Me At 14" was a writer at the Daily Show, Lizz Winstead, she said: "This is me at 14. I was on the gymnastics team and sang in the choir. I was not dating a 32 year old man. Who were you at 14? Tweet a pic, tell us who you were and pic to the top of your page."

The tweet picked up thousands of likes and retweets and saw several other well-known women share their younger lives online.

Jounalist Katie Couric said: "I was eating a lot of chocolate chip cookie dough and learning to do the "hustle" and not worrying about a 32 year old man trying to hustle me."

Film writer, Kay Cannon said: "This is me at 14. I liked sports. And hairspray. And at this age someone had to explain to me what "necking" was."

Moore, 70, is standing in the 12 December special election in Alabama for a seat in the US senate and is currently expected to win against his Democratic rival Doug Jones.

Donald Trump, who has himself been accused of sexual assault, was asked about the claims surrounding Moore during his tour of Asia. He responded by saying that he didn't know much about the story because he did "not watch much television."