Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted a 16-year-old when he was an adult — locking her inside his car and forcing her head onto his crotch, the now-grown woman claimed Monday.
Beverly Young Nelson says she was working as a waitress at the Olde Hickory House in Gadsen, Ala., in 1977 and the then-district attorney was a regular customer who often tried to grab her hair and flirt.
One night, he offered to drive her home and she trusted him because he was the DA — but once she got in the car, he parked behind a dumpster, locked the door so she couldn’t escape and, as she tried to fight him off, attempted to force her face to his groin and tried to pull her shirt off, Nelson said.
“I thought that he was going to rape me. I was twisting and struggling and begging him to stop. I had tears running down my face,” Nelson said at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred in Manhattan on Monday afternoon.
When he finally gave up, Moore allegedly told her “no one will believe you” then let her out of the car.
She says she quit her job, but later told her sister and mom, who both backed up her story to Allred.
Nelson, who says she voted for President Trump, said she has long struggled with her secret, but was inspired by the other women who have recently accused Moore of lechery.
“I thought I was Mr. Moore’s only victim. I would probably have taken what Mr. Moore did to me to my grave, had it not been for the courage of four other women,” she said.
Moore is accused of fondling a 14-year-old when he was 32, and hitting on several other teen girls. Leigh Corfman says they met in 1979 when he was an assistant district attorney, and he later took her clothes off and touched her while putting her hand on his crotch.
Moore denies Corfman’s claims, but they’ve cost him the support of many GOP lawmakers — including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who on Monday declared that he believes “the women” and Moore should “step aside.”
Source: NY Post (Kevin Sheehan and Ruth Brown)
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