New ac­cuser claims sex­ual as­sault by Moore in 1970s

The Record (Troy, NY) - - WEATHER -

A new ac­cuser said Mon­day 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. The al­le­ga­tion came on day when Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell said Moore should quit the con­test, and Moore fired back that it was McCon­nell who should step down.

Be­fore the news con­fer­ence by Bev­erly Young Nel­son, Moore’s cam­paign re­leased a state­ment say­ing that at­tor­ney Glo­ria Allred — who’s rep­re­sent­ing Nel­son — “is a sen­sa­tion­al­ist lead­ing a witch hunt.” It said Moore is in­no­cent and “has never had any sex­ual mis­con­duct with any­one.”

In tears, Nel­son said in New York that when she was 16, Moore of­fered her a ride home. 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 to­ward his crotch and tried to pull her shirt off.

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