Roy Moore accuser alters story on yearbook signing, to hold press conference
Beverly Young Nelson, the former Gadsden waitress who presented her high school yearbook she said was signed by Roy Moore, altered the story she originally told regarding the yearbook signature.
In an interview Friday with ABC’s Good Morning America, Nelson said she made some notes in the yearbook below where Moore signed it. Underneath Moore’s alleged signature is a date and location that Nelson said Moore signed the yearbook – “12-22-77” and on the next line “Olde Hickory House,” the restaurant where Nelson worked and she said Moore was a frequent customer.
At her original press conference making the allegations on Nov. 13, Nelson said that Moore signed the yearbook and made no references to any notes she added later.
Moore’s defenders have pointed to differences in the handwriting – specifically the 7s – as indicators the yearbook entry was not authentic. Within the note Nelson said Moore wrote are the words “Christmas 1977” – and the 7s appear to be different from ones in the 12-22-77 notation written at the bottom that Nelson has now revealed she wrote herself.
Nelson will hold a press conference Friday afternoon in Atlanta. According to a press release from the office of her attorney, Gloria Allred, expert evidence that Moore signed the yearbook will be presented.
Moore, the Alabama Senate Republican nominee, has repeatedly denied knowing Nelson or signing her yearbook or attempted to sexually assault her as she has claimed.
Beverly Young Nelson, one of the women accusing GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, tells @GMA it “sickens” her to think what might happen if Moore is elected. http://bit.ly/2iFkr56 http://pic.twitter.com/lcp5OY4x3A
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 8, 2017
The election between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones is Tuesday.
Nelson first made her allegations four days after The Washington Post first reported on allegations by Leigh Corfman, who said she was 14 years old when Moore undressed her and touched her over her underwear and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.
Moore has denied all the allegations made by the women, including Corfman.
via Real-Time News from AL.com http://bit.ly/2zzWl2c
December 8, 2017 at 08:14AM