A new woman, represented by Gloria Allred, accuses Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 years old:
BREAKING: Second woman comes forward and accuses Roy Moore of forcing himself on her when she was a minor. https://t.co/kFM035e51o
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) November 13, 2017
NY TIMES – A fifth woman accused Roy S. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, on Monday of making sexual or romantic advances toward her when she was a teenager, as senior Republicans in Washington called for him to drop out of the race.
The new accuser, Beverly Young Nelson, told a news conference in New York that Mr. Moore attacked her when she was 16 and he was a prosecutor in Etowah County, Ala. Ms. Nelson was represented at the news conference by Gloria Allred, a New York lawyer who has championed victims of sexual harassment.
“I tried fighting him off, while yelling at him to stop, but instead of stopping, he began squeezing my neck attempting to force my head onto his crotch,” Ms. Nelson said in a statement she issued at the news conference. She said Mr. Moore warned her that “no one will believe you” if she told anyone about the encounter in his car.
According to Nelson, she knew Roy Moore because he used to come into her restaurant and flirt with her. He even signed her yearbook, which she still has.
Here’s the signature comparison:
Roy Moore's signature from that 1977 yearbook matches Roy Moore's signature on his US Term Limits pledge this year. pic.twitter.com/4gQz9ytZZX— Josh Barro (@jbarro) November 13, 2017
Nelson says she will testify to this under oath if need be. She also points out that both she and her husband voted for Trump.
If you didn’t watch the video above, and you really should, here’s what Nelson says Moore told her:
"He said 'You're just a child.' And he said, 'I am the District Attorney of Etowah County. And if you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you," accuser Beverly Young-Nelson says Roy Moore told her after the alleged sexual assault. (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/3GZNQqIO0A
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 13, 2017
I honestly don’t know how he survives this. Even the head of the NRSC, Corey Gardner, is saying the Senate should expel him from the Senate if he doesn’t withdraw and wins the Senate race:
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) November 13, 2017
Here’s how the Moore campaign responded to these new allegations:
— Alexis Levinson (@alexis_levinson) November 13, 2017
Here’s a good portion of the press conference if you want to watch it: