The fiery Alabama candidate for Senate, former Judge Roy Moore, has come under intense media scrutiny for allegedly having inappropriate relationships with multiple women who were underage. Moore has repeatedly denied all accusations, and the legitimacy of the accusations has fallen more and more into question as new evidence is brought to light.
Last month, it was widely reported that Moore was banned from a local shopping mall for approaching teenage girls. Doubts were raised as to the validity of this claim when the former manager of the mall, Barnes Boyle, contradicted the ban when he stated, “We did have written reports and things. But to my knowledge, he was not banned from the mall.” Of course, this hole in the story was much less widely reported. Today, another piece has fallen.
Beverly Young Nelson, standing alongside famed feminist attorney Gloria Allred, held an emotional press conference in which she claimed Moore forced her to touch him inappropriately. She stated, “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 into his crotch.” As evidence, she produced a yearbook which she claimed was signed by Moore in 1977. Roy Moore has repeatedly called for the yearbook to be turned over for third party examination, but this has not happened. It may be clear now as to why she has refused.
Beverly Nelson has admitted to doctoring the yearbook. Speaking to ABC’s Tom Llamas, she admitted to writing a portion of the yearbook inscription. This is the same yearbook that she presented before the media as proof of her past with Moore. She is still maintaining that Moore signed the yearbook, but now her story is that he made notes underneath the signature. If she is admitting to forging a portion of the writing in the yearbook, should the legitimacy of the entire inscription not now be in question?