Woman al­leges Moore tried to rape her when she was 16

Mid Day - - WORLD - Roy Moore

‘I never did what she said I did. I don’t even know her. I don’t even know where the restau­rant is or was’

A fifth woman has ac­cused Repub­li­can Se­nate can­di­date Roy Moore of sex­ual mis­con­duct, claim­ing he as­saulted her when she was a teenager, as the evan­gel­i­cal con­ser­va­tive came un­der mount­ing party pres­sure to quit the Alabama elec­tion.

Moore de­nies any wrong­do­ing, call­ing the al­le­ga­tions “ab­so­lutely false.” But Bev­erly Young Nel­son claimed the now 70-year-old sex­u­ally as­saulted her when she was a 16-yearold wait­ress and he was a county dis­trict at­tor­ney twice her age around Jan­uary 1978.

Nel­son, who is now a 55year-old busi­ness­woman in Alabama, told re­porters in New York on Mon­day that Moore, a reg­u­lar in the restau­rant where she worked, one night of­fered to drive her home af­ter she fin­ished her shift. But he in­stead parked be­tween a dump­ster and the back of the restau­rant, in a dark and de­serted spot, lock­ing the car so she could not get out. Moore then groped her and squeezed her neck, at­tempt­ing to force her head onto his crotch, she said.

She al­leged that Moore even­tu­ally gave up and drove off. Nel­son bat­ted aside any sug­ges­tion that she was mo­ti­vated by pol­i­tics. “Mr Moore at­tacked me when I was a child. I did noth­ing to de­serve this sex­ual at­tack. I was fright­ened by his po­si­tion and his power,” she said.

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