A woman whose yearbook inscription has been offered up as “proof” that U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore stalked teenage girls decades ago now admits to modifying the infamous entry.
Beverly Young Nelson – who claims Moore propositioned her in the 1970s when she was a teenager – told ABC News this week that she added an inscription to a yearbook entry she previously claimed had been written entirely by Moore.
Nelson was 16 years old when she claimed Moore groped her near the Gadsden, Alabama restaurant where she worked as a waitress. Moore was in his thirties at the time, serving as deputy district attorney of Etowah County, Alabama. In addition to Nelson, three other women have claimed Moore either propositioned them or molested them when they were teenagers.
Moore has denied all of the allegations, although there have been inconsistencies in his version of events. He reiterated his denials earlier this month.
“These allegations are completely false,” Moore said. “They’re malicious. Specifically, I do not know any of these women, nor have I ever engaged in sexual misconduct with any woman.”
Moore has also denied writing the yearbook entry – and demanded Nelson’s evidence be examined by a handwriting expert.
“Boyfriend at the time says she lied. Employees of the restaurant say she lied. Customers of the restaurant say she lied. Her step son says she lied. Now she herself admits to lying. Let’s count how many national outlets will ignore the fact that she admits to lying,” Moore tweeted as news of Nelson’s admission broke widely on Friday.
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(Via: Washington Examiner)
Moore, 70, is locked in a tight battle with Democrat Doug Jones for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by attorney general Jeff Sessions and filled on an interim basis by establishment “Republican” Luther Strange.
U.S. president Donald Trump endorsed Strange over Moore during the GOP primary earlier this year, but has endorsed Moore in the general election despite the allegations against him.
The latest developments in the Moore saga come just one day after U.S. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota announced his intention to resign as a result of sexual harassment allegations leveled against him. Earlier this week U.S. congressman John Conyers resigned his seat amid a flood of sexual harassment allegations (including one case that was reportedly settled with tax dollars).
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