5th woman ac­cuses Alabama Repub­li­can can­di­date of sex­ual as­sault

New Straits Times - - World -

NEW YORK 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, read­ing from a pre­pared state­ment along­side celebrity lawyer Glo­ria Allred, who has rep­re­sented women who ac­cused felled Hol­ly­wood mogul Har­vey We­in­stein of sex­ual as­sault.

“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,” Nel­son said, speak­ing through tears.

She al­leged that Moore even­tu­ally gave up and drove off, leav­ing her be­hind “on the cold con­crete in the dark”.

Nel­son said she was mo­ti­vated to speak out af­ter four other women told The Wash­ing­ton Post that Moore also pur­sued them in their teens, while he was in his early 30s work­ing as an as­sis­tant

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