Anti-gay Senate candidate Roy Moore has ‘sexually abused five teenagers’
Anti-LGBT Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexually assaulting a fifth teenager.
Beverly Young Nelson alleged that while she was 16 and Moore was District Attorney, he sexually abused her, “forcing her head toward his crotch”.
“I thought he was going to rape me,” she said of the current Republican Senate candidate for Alabama, choking back tears at the memory.
During a press conference in New York City, she described how she was a 15-year-old restaurant waitress when Moore began complimenting her looks and pulling her hair when she passed him.
“I had a boyfriend…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,” she said.
Moore signed her yearbook when she brought it into work, she said, with the message: “to a sweeter, more beautiful girl I could not say Merry Christmas. Love Roy Moore, D.A.”.
The handwriting present in a copy of the yearbook shown by her lawyer Gloria Allred matches that of Moore on other documents.
In December 1977, a month after Nelson’s 16th birthday, Moore offered to drive her home.
Nelson accepted, saying that she had trusted Moore because he was the District Attorney.
Once they were in the car, she said Moore drove to a dark and deserted area behind the restaurant and started groping her after she asked what was happening.
She tried to leave, but Moore locked the door.
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