Fifth Woman, Also A Republican Comes Forward Alleging Sexual Assault By GOP Senate Candidate Judge Roy Moore

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A brave Republican woman from Alabama accused Roy S. Moore on Monday of sexually assaulting her when she was 16, the fifth and most brutal charge leveled against the Republican Senate candidate. Senate Republicans are now openly discussing not seating him or expelling him if he wins the Dec. 12 special election.
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The new accuser, Beverly Young Nelson, told a packed news conference in New York that Mr. Moore attacked her when she was a teenager and he was a prosecutor in Etowah County, Ala. Ms. Nelson was represented at the news conference by famed civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, a 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, growing emotional as she described the assault, which she said happened one night after her shift ended at a local restaurant, where she was a waitress.

She said that Mr. Moore warned her that “no one will believe you” if she told anyone about the encounter in his car.

Ms. Allred displayed a yearbook that Ms. Nelson said had been signed by Mr. Moore, and the writing mirrored other examples of Mr. Moore’s signature.

 

Even before Ms. Allred’s news conference, Mr. Moore’s campaign described her as “a sensationalist leading a witch hunt, and she is only around to create a spectacle.” The statement denied again “any sexual misconduct with anyone” by Mr. Moore.

But in Washington, those denials were increasingly dismissed. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, declared, “I believe the women.” Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado, the head of the Senate Republican campaign arm, said that the Senate should vote to expel the former State Supreme Court judge if he wins “because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.”

The day’s events seemed to harden the resolve of Senate Republicans to avert what they fear would be a nightmare scenario going into next year’s midterm elections: being associated with an alleged child predator.

“It’s drip by drip, cut by cut,” said Senator Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, the state’s senior lawmaker. “It doesn’t look good.”

Despicable religious moron Moore responded with fury, not only refusing to quit the race but stating that the person who needed to step aside was Mr. McConnell.

“I believe the individuals speaking out against Roy Moore spoke with courage and truth, proving he is unfit to serve in the United States Senate and he should not run for office,” Colorado Sen. Corey Gardner said in a statement released to the press. “If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.”

Mrs. Nelson delivered a statement claiming Moore assaulted her outside the restaurant where she waitressed when he was a local DA.

 

Nelson said she was 15 when she first met Moore, at the Old Hickory House restaurant in Gadston, where he ate nearly every night. She knew Moore to be DA and always treated him with respect. Moore, however, sometimes pulled the end of her long red hair, and complimented her on her looks. Allred produced a copy of Nelson’s high school yearbook which she alleged Moore asked if he could sign, producing the page on which was written:  “To a sweeter, more beautiful girl I could not say Merry Christmas, love Roy Moore, DA.”

 

One night when Nelson worked until the restaurant closed, her boyfriend was late picking her up to take her home, and Moore asked if he could drive her, Nelson said in her statement. “I trusted Moore because he was DA. I thought he was doing something nice, offering to drive me home. I did not want to wait in the cold so I agreed.”

 

Instead of driving away from the restaurant, he drove around the back, parked between the dumpster and the building, locked her door, and “began groping me, putting his hands on my breasts.” She claimed he began squeezing her neck “attempting to force my head onto his crotch.” In her statement, she alleged she continued to struggling while begging him to stop.

“I thought he was going to rape me,” she told a room full of reporters.

 

He finally gave up, she said, but told her, “You’re just a child. I am the district attorney…and if you tell anyone about this no one will believe you.”

Ms. Allred says that Nelson is “willing to testify under oath” to the statements she provides on Monday against Moore.

 

Ms. Allred called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a public hearing where Nelson would voluntary appear and testify before lawmakers on the incident.

 

Nelson, according to a statement by Ms. Allred, was 15 and 16 years old at the time of the encounters with Moore.

 

Ms. Allred said that Nelson kept her secret for more than 40 years out of fear of Moore and the power he had.

 

According to Ms. Allred’s statement, Moore had allegedly told the accuser that “no one would believe her.”

Ms. Allred calls Moore’s accuser, Beverly Young Nelson, a “very brave woman” from Alabama who alleges when she was a minor she was sexually assaulted by Moore. Allred says that at the time of the assault, Moore was a district attorney in Alabama.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AP
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