New accuser claims sexual assault by US Senate hopeful Roy Moore

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:55:32 AM. A new accuser alleges US Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore sexually assaulted her in a locked car in the 1970s.
Photo: Beverly Young Nelson (left) said Roy Moore told her no-one would believe her. (Reuters: Lucas Jackson) A new accuser has said that as a teenager in the 1970s she was sexually assaulted by Roy Moore in a locked car, further rocking the Alabama Republican's race for an open Senate seat. In tears, Beverly Young Nelson said that when she was 16, Mr Moore offered her a ride home from the restaurant where she worked. She accused him of touching her breasts and locking the door to keep her inside his car. She said he squeezed her neck while trying to push her head towards his crotch and tried to pull her shirt off. Mr Moore finally stopped and as she fell or was pushed out of the car, he warned her no-one would believe her because he was a county district attorney, Ms Nelson said. The allegation came on Monday when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Mr Moore should quit the contest. Mr Moore fired back that it was Senator McConnell who should step down. Even before the news conference by Ms Nelson, Mr Moore's campaign released a statement saying attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Nelson, "is a sensationalist leading a witch hunt". Photo: Roy Moore is an outspoken Christian conservative and former state Supreme Court judge. (Reuters: Jonathan Ernst) It said Mr Moore was innocent and, "has never had any sexual misconduct with anyone". Before Monday, Mr Moore was already battling allegations reported last week by The Washington Post that he had sexual...Read more
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