Republican Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore just got called out for sexual assault again. This time, a woman came forward to accuse Moore of sexually assaulting her in his car when she was a minor.
The woman in questions, Beverly Young Nelson claims that she met Moore as a waitress in Gadsen, Alabama. She was 15-years-old at the time. Nelson alleges that he was flirty at first, then after she turned 16-years-old, he offered to drive her home from work, but instead pulled the car over next to a dumpster and sexually assaulted her.
“Mr. Moore reached over and began groping me, putting his hands on my breasts. I tried to open my car door to leave, but he reached over and locked it so I could not get out. I tried fighting him off, while yelling at him to stop, but instead of stopping, he began squeezing my neck, attempting to force my head onto his crotch.”
“I continued to struggle. I was determined that I was not going to allow him to force me to have sex with him. I was terrified. He was also trying to pull my shirt off. 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. At some point he gave up. He then looked at me and said, ‘You are a child. I am the district attorney of Etowah County. If you tell anyone about this, no one will believe you.’”
Moore campaign Chairman Bill Armistead said,
“We’ve said this before, and we’ll say it again: Judge Moore is an innocent man and has never had any sexual misconduct with anyone. This is a witch hunt against a man who has had an impeccable career for over 30 years and has always been known as a man of high character.”
Moore and his wife gave a statement on Monday night:
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Moore was also accused of sexual assault by another woman who claims that when she was 14-years-old and Moore was in his 30’s, he engaged in sexual activity with her.