Roy Moore supporters call added text to accuser's yearbook a 'forgery'

Geneva Matthews
December 13, 2017

Beverly Young Nelson, who voted for Donald Trump, said that Roy Moore sexually assaulted her at the age of 16 and told her "You're just a child.if you tell anyone about this no one will ever believe you".

A handwriting expert has concluded that the signature in then-16-year-old Beverly Young Nelson's yearbook was, in fact, Roy Moore's, attorney Gloria Allred said at a Friday press conference.

Nelson alleged in November that Moore had sexually assaulted her when she was 16 and he was 30, by groping her breasts and then trying to force her head toward his crotch while they were in his auto.

Nelson still says the signature is legitimate, but says she added in a notation with the date, location and his title afterward. He also denies the allegations of several other women who have accused him of pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, including one woman who said she was 14 at the time. He says now that Nelson has admitted to adding notes underneath the signature, the entire story is unbelievable.

Mr. Moore reached over and began groping me, putting his hands on my breasts. Jauregi noted that the order could have been used to forge his name in the yearbook, arguing that the "DA" after his signature did not indicate "district attorney", but was rather the initials of Judge Moore's assistant, who routinely initialed his stamped signature on judicial orders.

"We did not ask the expert to examine the printing after the cursive writing and signature", Allred said Friday.

One night, he offered to drive her home and she trusted him because he was the DA - but once she got in the auto, he parked next to a dumpster behind the restaurant, Nelson said at a Manhattan press conference with attorney Gloria Allred.

Nelson tells a different story.

A recent poll from CBS News found that 71-percent of Alabama Republicans thought the allegations against Moore were false.

"We are very transparent", Allred said.

Nelson claimed she was a high school student when Moore targeted her behind an Alabama restaurant where she worked as a waitress. His campaign has not specifically contested Gibson's account. "I still have some fear, but I refuse to be intimidated into silence or retract anything that I've said".

Additionally, Trump is not personally fond of Moore and felt little compulsion to hold a rally in his honor, aides said.

Whether by design or coincidence, Moore's candidacy has tracked Trump's in more ways than one.

The Pensacola crowd was sprinkled with voters who crossed the state line from Alabama, including Alisha Maddalena, a restaurant server from Deatsville, who came with her husband, who is president of the south Alabama chapter of Bikers for Trump.

As for Moore's accusers, Maddalena said they should have come forward sooner if there were any truth to their allegations.

"Someone sent me a photo of a casket which I have taken as a threat", she continued. "If things like that are going on, you'd definitely hear about it".

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