Represented by Gloria Allred, a new Roy Moore accuser has come out of the woodwork.
"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
A woman says Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a minor.
Beverly Young Nelson said Monday that the alleged incident occurred in 1977, when she was a 16-year-old waitress in a Gadsden, Ala., restaurant where Moore, then 30, was a regular customer and would often flirt with her.
A week or two later, Nelson said, she was waiting to get a ride home from work from her boyfriend, who was late, when Moore offered to drive her. Nelson said that Moore groped her in his car without her consent. When she told him to stop, Nelson said Moore squeezed the back of her neck and tried to force her head “onto his crotch.”
“I was terrified,” Nelson said in a detailed statement delivered at a press conference in New York City, where she was introduced to reporters by her lawyer, Gloria Allred. “I thought that he was going to rape me.”
Nelson said that at some point Moore gave up and warned her not to tell anyone about the encounter.
“He then looked at me and said, ‘You are a child. I am the district attorney,’” Nelson recalled. “If you tell anyone about this, no one believe you.”
A spokesman for Moore’s campaign did not immediately return a request for comment, but Moore has fiercely denied previous accusations.
Nelson said that she met Moore when she was a 15-year-old waitress at the restaurant. On Dec. 22, 1977, Nelson said that she brought her high school yearbook to work, and Moore asked her to sign it.