Senate candidate Roy Moore has just been accused of a heinous sexual assault against Beverly Young Nelson when she was just fifteen years old.
At today’s press conference, lawyer Gloria Allred revealed the harrowing details of what exactly transpired between then-District Attorney Roy Moore and Nelson.
Nelson was working as a waitress in a restaurant in Gadsden, Alabama, when she met Moore, who began flirting with her at work. He signed her yearbook
Nelson says Moore would touch her long hair, compliment her looks and flirt with her without her responding. Crying, she says, "I had a boyfriend. Second, even if I had not had a boyfriend, I was not interested in having a dating or sexual relationship with a man twice my age."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 13, 2017
Moore waited for her to leave the restaurant, and offered to drive her home. Trusting an elected official and a senior member of the judiciary, she accepted. He began driving but instead of taking her home, he drove behind the restaurant and assaulted her:
Beverly Young Nelson alleges Roy Moore “began squeezing my neck attempting to force my head into his crotch.” She was 16. pic.twitter.com/dForLnaVnp
— Alex Silverman (@AlexSilverman) November 13, 2017
Nelson says that she only told her mother and a few friends because she was worried about what a powerful man like Moore would do to her family – and that she had been the only victim.
These accusations are beyond horrifying and fit a pattern of behavior that has been corroborated by many who have known Judge Moore throughout his life; in addition, Nelson produced a yearbook which Moore clearly signed while she was at work at the restaurant.
Ms. Nelson's printed statement includes a picture of Moore's note in her yearbook…
"Love, Roy Moore D.A." pic.twitter.com/cXfLThHkb0
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) November 13, 2017
Moore thought his privilege and his prominent position would protect him from the consequences of his actions. We cannot allow a notorious pedophile to join the United States Senate.
Watch it here:
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