- Beverly Young Nelson said that Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old.
- Nelson said that Moore assaulted her, leaving her injured, in his car in the parking lot of a restaurant that she worked at as a teenager.
- Nelson, who voted for President Donald Trump, said that her accusations “have nothing to do with the Republicans or the Democrats.”
Beverly Young Nelson said that Roy Moore, who is running for US Senate in Alabama, sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old.
Nelson said she got to know Moore when she was working as a waitress at the Old Hickory House restaurant in Alabama when he was a district attorney.
She said he was a regular at the restaurant and regularly flirted with her and complimented her looks. One day he stayed until the restaurant closed, when Nelson’s shift ended, and offered her a ride home.
Nelson said that he drove around to the back of the restaurant and assaulted her in his car.
“Instead of driving to the street, he stopped the car and he parked his car in between the Dumpster in the back of the restaurant where there were no lines. The area was dark and it was deserted. I was alarmed and I immediately asked him what he was doing,” Nelson recounted in a press conference Monday.
“Instead of answering my question, 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 to fight him off and yelled at him to stop, but instead of stopping he started squeezing my neck attempting to force my head onto his crotch.”
Moore’s campaign has been in turmoil since The Washington Post published a report on Thursday detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against him. One woman claimed that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 and he was 32.
Several other women told The Post that Moore had pursued romantic relationships with them while he was in his 30s and they were between the ages of 16 and 19. The age of consent in Alabama is 16.
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